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post #31 of 50
Wait till they go to the lodge and break their boards. Or you could cut their jacket, or be mature and tell patrol. My Uncle carries around an old police badge. My other uncle sewed a white cross on the back of his red jacket. they wont mess!!
post #32 of 50
Take advantage of the skier responsibility code....pull up along side and get just far enough ahead so you have the right of way ...

Then make one hell of a sharp turn across their line....repeat as reqd...then find a patrol phone and let them scrape up the mess.
post #33 of 50
This is a joke... isn't it? If not, I'm surprised you didn't know what to do at the time!
post #34 of 50
At Mesopotamia-Blackcomb the Assyrian soldiers, I mean ski patrol, mastered dealing with selfish and rude skiers and snowboarders ages ago.

post #35 of 50
Thread Starter 

OldSchool ....

So there may be a "Promised Land"?
post #36 of 50
Oh, yeah.
post #37 of 50
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Originally Posted by philippeR
: Please, tell me I'm dumb and that you're joking...
Sorry, it is all true, but it is out of context. I used to own 40 acres in Ohio and I would cross country ski in my woods. During hunting season I would carry a gun because some hunters can be more obnoxious than some snowboarders - and they are armed. The warning shot incident was an attempt to get the attention of some trespassers on a 4 wheeler tearing up my trails. I felt pretty stupid lifting my tips out of the snow to verify that I hadn't put the round through either ski. Finally, I have fallen on the handgun several times and it does hurt.
post #38 of 50
Yuki,

I agree with the other suggestion that you should try skiing faster and on steeper slopes. Perhaps you could take a few lessons to improve your game and one day scrap down a double black diamond run.

There are even courses available that you can go to help you deal with these situations such as the ESA (Every Snowboarder's Annihilation). It's basically a swinger party get-together where people (esp Irish) splash around hot tubs and work on Technique, alignment and taking out Snowboarders.

Hope this helps.
post #39 of 50
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Originally Posted by SkiStarr90
. My Uncle carries around an old police badge. My other uncle sewed a white cross on the back of his red jacket. they wont mess!!
That is wrong on several levels.
post #40 of 50
Why does everyone assume that Yuki did nothing about it? I have to believe that he did do something about it.

So in answer to Yuki's question: if you feel you are capable, you should have gone after them and make sure they don't get on the lift before patrol would take care of the situation. Even if they get on the lift, get the liftee to call at the top to stop them. Avoid getting into a fight, unless they make it impossible to do that.
post #41 of 50
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Originally Posted by TomB
Why does everyone assume that Yuki did nothing about it? I have to believe that he did do something about it.
Skiing under the chairlift was fun but from that day Yuki stopped skiing 'under' the T-Bar.
post #42 of 50
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Originally Posted by TomB
Why does everyone assume that Yuki did nothing about it? I have to believe that he did do something about it.
hmmm...I believe you are correct.
post #43 of 50
Throughout all these posts regarding on hill violence and disrespect etc...it just simply comes to mind what would anyone do if someone;

egged your house
keyed your car
posed an immediate threat to your physical well being

it seems quite simple, depending on the severity, and the mental state of the assailant that you would notify the authorities.

now if you go about doing so, and the means by which you do this are up to you. It could be as simple as forgetting the situation, talking to those people, reporting them to ski patrol, catching up to them taking their lift passes and take them to ski patrol, or whatever.

I dont think the originator of this thread meant to start another snowboarder whiny thread. Maybe for now on though, it might be better to ignore the fact that they were snowboarders or kids and moreso just state the events.
post #44 of 50
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Originally Posted by james
Ummmm, well I actually lived in the moment. Happy with the beer I had, not worrying about the beer I didn't have, and certainly not bitching about the beer I spilled several weeks ago. Come to think of it I did quite well considering I was so unexperienced. Thats the funny thing about taking responsibility.
heh.
post #45 of 50
Thread Starter 
The purpose of the thread was to get people to reflect on what they would have done when in such a situation.

We all have a "hot button" and the difference between some of us and others is that ..... some of us will have reacted and learned from it and others go on until the day it happens to them and suddenly it's way over your head.

Sooner or later, one of us will find themself in a situation. I hope you (me too) act in the appropriate fashion.

Don't carry a badge and think you are going to frighten someone with it. That may backfire on you.

Don't get into a situation with a few guys (I know, some girls can fight too), and have no place to go once you have started a fight. Once it starts, it can be for real and right or wrong, win or lose, you have to deal with it.

Ultimately, there is no "right", or "wrong" answer. Just consider the options.

Say to yourself .... "Now what would Jesus do?" .... sorry ... had to toss that in.

Brian .... Yuki has been banned from most spas. Goggles, boots and a loin cloth alarm the paying guests.
post #46 of 50
Sorry yuki - I can't be bothered to read all that. Did you or did you not blow them away?
post #47 of 50
And what would ski patrol have done about it? An unwitnessed, uncorroborated 'incident' that didn't result in injury or even a collision. So ski patrol can pull someone's pass for being an a**hole?

The impression I get is that ski patrol and resorts are struggling to take appropriate action in potentially dangerous situations, would something this trivial (sorry Yuki) warrant intervention by ski patrol?
post #48 of 50
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Originally Posted by Yuki
James: Thank you for sharing. A wise person would not have been drunk through high school. A wise person would have been a little drunk. A wise person who shared his beer with the right person in good company would not be a virgin in high school. You are decidedly correct about taking responsibility for your drunken celibacy. Has "the moment" passed yet?
"Fat, Drunk, and Stupid is no way to go through life son." Dean Wormer, Faber College, 1962.
post #49 of 50
Thread Starter 
The real answer today, is that if you intentionally hit me (slapped or punched), a few things may happen, but ....

You will be charged ... not by the ski patrol. And I would follow up. Yes, you may or may not be arrested and found guilty, that is up to the officer and the judge.

It is not up to "Mountain Management" or the ski patrol at that point.
post #50 of 50
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Originally Posted by Yuki
Brian .... Yuki has been banned from most spas. Goggles, boots and a loin cloth alarm the paying guests.
I'm sure you blowing bubbles all the time didn't help either.

You gotta stop watching those Karate Kid movies it's gonna get you into trouble.
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