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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by T-Square
Yuki sent me a PM which triggered a memory of an experience I had at Stratton. I was on the gondola with a couple of snowboarders. Once we got loaded they started talking about lighting up a joint. All I said was, "How do you know I'm not a Cop?" : : : (For the record, I'm not. I'm just an instigator. ) Boy did things get quiet. Needless to say, nobody smoked anything on that ride.
what's a cop doing, getting loaded with 'boarders on a gondola, anyway?
post #32 of 46

stratton ..

Then you watch them struggling with a match trying to get it lit in the wind at the top?

That's the other half of the fun.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by vlad
what's a cop doing, getting loaded with 'boarders on a gondola, anyway?
Somebodys not taking care of the lifties. At steamboat we would just wink at the lifty, ask for a club car, and be on our merry way.
post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by T-Square
Yuki sent me a PM which triggered a memory of an experience I had at Stratton. I was on the gondola with a couple of snowboarders. Once we got loaded they started talking about lighting up a joint. All I said was, "How do you know I'm not a Cop?" : : : (For the record, I'm not. I'm just an instigator. ) Boy did things get quiet. Needless to say, nobody smoked anything on that ride.
That's when you finish with "I'm a cop. You have a choice. I can confiscate that from you, or you can spend the night in jail."
post #35 of 46
I'd rather be the strange person on the lift.

Back in the 80's, when I was living in Summit County, when me and one of my roommates would ride the gondola at Keystone together, we would talk jibberish to get reactions from people. Just really non-sensical sentences that had no sense. We would just start up with things like:
Me: How's trees many finger hoard?
Him: Olly frufru when it's 90
Me: But then miggie would squander brighter lamppost

We'd just go on until the end of the ride, or on some occasions, usually with people closer to our own age, they would catch on and join in.

another tale of being the bad guy was the first time I went to Whistler. I went with just a buddy of mine. He had a couple of Motorola Business band radios with speaker mics that we clipped to the fronts of our jackets, with the radios burried deep in our coats. At one point in the middle of the day, the people were coming out from lunch, so the lift at Harmony was packed, so we rode as singles. I ended up 2 or 3 chairs behind him. He was sitting next to a mildly attractive blonde woman. So I started on the radio in a low tone.. "heyyyy, you're hoooottt! How's it goin, babe?" At this point, I had her attention, and my buddy would start just making excuses, and it would be obvious that it was somone on the other end of the radio, so I continued, pretty loudy with "Hey man, she's HOT, ask her out! What's her name? My buddy really likes you, and made sure to get on the chair with you!" I got hammered when I got off the lift, but it was a riot!
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by vlad
i perform leg-extensions while on the chair, and I suggest more of you try this. really strengthen sthe quads, and tightens the patellar support muscles before each run.
Do you perform the leg extensions while naked?
post #37 of 46
The Mahres who are still my heros, and probably Lito whose books I still reread and have provided me great insight and better yet capture the enthusiasm that makes skiing great.
post #38 of 46
One time I got on the chairlift with this guy, and after we rode for awhile, he quietly says, "This is my first time on a chairlift in 10 years"
I said "How come?"
He says, "I was in prison."
"Oh. Why was that, if you don't mind me asking", I asked him.
"I pushed some guy off of a chairlift." he answered.
"Hey! I remember you!" I cried.

No wait. That wasn't me, that was Steven Wright.
post #39 of 46

bez

That's one I gotta remember.
post #40 of 46
Skiing a somewhat up market resort a few weeks back, on the first lift ride up to the "good" terrain, I met a nice chap, we struck up a conversation, and we ended up skiing the day. At lunch, he revealed that he was a Rabbi, visiting from New York! It was a really nice day and he showed me some trees I didn't know about.
post #41 of 46
Then there was the time in the Keystone gondola with an elderly chap in a lovely Bognor suit. We were looking at Breck across the valley, when he commented that he built it. He was Trygve Berge. We had a nice chat about the Evilness of People who Start Avalanches.
post #42 of 46
I had a strange experience today at Mary Jane. I am on the timberline lift (a two seater) and there is an older guy next to me. Seems like a nice guy, he's got older skis and yellow rear entry boots. Anyway the guy starts swinging his legs. Each time up he hits my skis and each time down he hits my skis again. I didn't know what to do, but after the fourth time I just say, "whoa watch the skis, your hitting my skis". He says, "I know, I can't help it, I have to swing my feet". While he is saying this he is swinging his skis and hitting mine. I didn't know what to say...I mean I have done the same thing, just not while sitting next to someone and I certainly would say sorry if I accidently hit someones skis. At this point I move my skis so they are pointed straight forward and start to feel my hamstring reminding me it was recently injured. He just kept swinging away and I started getting annoyed. Strangely, I can't think of a polite, non-confrontational way to tell this guy he is being a jerk. In retrospect I realize it really is not a big deal, it was really an issue of consideration for someones personal space. The skis have all kinds of small scratches on them. Anyway, as we near the top he asks me if Vasques cirque connects to a lift. Vasques is closed and I tell him this and suggest he try the "powder" below the lift. Technically it is powder, under the 1 inch of windbuff.
post #43 of 46

james

On his "down strokes" ... start scissoring your skis ... you have to do that in order to counter balance the evil spirits caused by his motion.

Act real sorry ... just like him ... tell him it's a necessary wican ritual or the earth and all of the forces of good and evil are unbalanced.

And ... if you get lucky ... you clip his buckle and a boot falls off!
post #44 of 46
My story is not "lift one" but from the queue on local hill - a little boy (10-12yo) and a chap standing just behind me. The boy said "Dad, ......" and the chap answered "You call me Grandpa while we are here." :-0
post #45 of 46
My saturday student at the National Sports Center for the Disabled, a 9 year old autistic girl who is very social and talkative.

I'm really going to miss her when we are done for the year.
post #46 of 46
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Originally Posted by astrochimp
My saturday student at the National Sports Center for the Disabled, a 9 year old autistic girl who is very social and talkative.

I'm really going to miss her when we are done for the year.
I had an autistic 13 year old student that would "read" a book on the chair to me. No book, straight from memory. I could even feel when it when he would turn the page. These kids and adults never cease to amaze me.

He loved "Celebrity Death Match" and knew the shows by heart. I eventually had to see the program to get the idea. Interesting concept.
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