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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Ok, to continue the theme, what is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in the lift line, besides gear held together with duct tape?

For me, a lady carrying a purse, not a hip pack, backpack, or European carry all, but a Dooney & Burke purse strapped over her shoulder. I wasn’t drunk, hung over, or on drugs, and it was a beautiful blue-sky day. My girlfriend almost fell over laughing.

I will qualify my statement by saying that we were skiing at Vail, but I will give the lady credit. The purse highlighted the accents on her one piece.

I know there must be some great sightings out there.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 16, 2001 11:20 AM: Message edited 1 time, by woodpile ]</font>
post #2 of 22
a petite curvy young lady wearing a skin tight white thin shell and very obviously very skimpy black undergarments. was pretty obvious she was trying to get a reaction from the guys around her.
post #3 of 22
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Originally posted by woodpile:
what is the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen in the lift line, besides gear held together with duct tape?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Huh? First of all, "gear held together with duct tape" is not weird, it's common among my friends, people who are on the hill to ski, not just impress others in the lift line. We can't all annual purchases of new clothing. Wouldn't waste the money if I had it.

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>For me, a lady carrying a purse, not a hip pack, backpack, or European carry all, but a... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

A hip pack is just as embarrassing as a purse.
post #4 of 22
I would have to say it was when a lady in fron of me puished up to the chair and her boot broke. When I say broke I mean it cracked in half. The bottom half of her boot was still attached to her ski and she was walking around in the upper half of her boot with her socks.
post #5 of 22
A couple both in full length furs.
sable & fox I believe.

Snowmass, CO 1999.

whats funny is their ski gear was older & a bit crappy :
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
Freefall,

I was being sarcastic. We are saying the SAME thing. I hear you, as per my profile, all my gear has at least one piece of duct tape. I consider duct tape the norm; I'm glad I'm not alone.

"If you can't duc it, then f~ck it."
post #7 of 22
Oh, I misinterpreted that then. Sorry!
post #8 of 22
At Vail, natch: a guy in a 3 piece suit. i asked if that was the nu Gore Tex Armani and he siad yep just the thing for going from a wedding (where he had just come from)to the slopes. A gotta love Vail......lol
post #9 of 22
Along more mundane lines:

Too many folks in orange and/or camo hunting outfits to count.
post #10 of 22
Woodpile

My personal phiosophy is duct tape and a 3# hammer can fix almost anything!

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 16, 2001 07:30 PM: Message edited 1 time, by skier_j ]</font>
post #11 of 22
You mean like at a local area whose nickname is Kelly's Irish Alp's.

St Patties day brings out some real strabge stuff

Green hair in all varieties, green beer, a puddle jumping thing on green snow with participants in all sorts of costumes---or not as they see fit!

Most impressive was a guy in the back seat of a set of at least 240cm ski's with not one but two passengers in front of him all on the same set of ski's!

There were pictures of this guy on a website for awhile, I think the site is closed now but try thingsextreme.com they may still be around.

Never saw how they got on and off the lift, did see them (actually once on a set built for 2)skiing.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 16, 2001 07:42 PM: Message edited 1 time, by skier_j ]</font>
post #12 of 22
It wasn't at the lift line but another sighting at Vail was a limo with a thule box on top. I guess there wasn't room in the stretch limo for their gear.
post #13 of 22
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Freefall:


A hip pack is just as embarrassing as a purse.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What's wrong with a hip pack? : I don't use backpacks because I don't have anything to put in it. All I need is a hip pack to put my goggles, snacks, and various small items.
post #14 of 22
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Todd Murchison:
Along more mundane lines:

Too many folks in orange and/or camo hunting outfits to count.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I am also guilty of wearing orange jacket.
Oh my god, hip pack and orange jacket, am I turning out to be a freak show in the lift line?

post #15 of 22
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Scott O:
It wasn't at the lift line but another sighting at Vail was a limo with a thule box on top. I guess there wasn't room in the stretch limo for their gear.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Last year, very early season at Breck, on my first day there, I walked up to the pass just E of town to get used to the altitude. At the point where the road is gated, there was a limo parked with people inside (hard to see through the dark windows), Thule box on top, and several pairs of track XC skis leaned up against the limo.

The idea of having a limo drop you off to go XC'ing is either extremely weird, or extremely cool. Imagine calling up your fav telebabe and asking, "you wanna head out for the day?". You then pull up in a limo - whoa! You've got something more than skiing on your mind.

Tom / PM
post #16 of 22
skier_j....I had a look around on thingsextreme.com and came up with this

Theres also some pics of two people on the same set, possibly more of three people in there somewhere.

Tim

Edit: found another pic.
(sorry about the poor quality)






<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 17, 2001 07:05 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Tim_miT ]</font>
post #17 of 22
Weirdest thing ....guy in an Elvis outfit on a pair of Rossi's...funny I would of thought Elvis was a Volkl man.
The tandem ski thing now thats another story , still have a pair of old Fishers with 2 sets of bindings on em , one's got a good crack between the front and rear binding. Keep em around to remind me if I think about this again ,buddy of mine and I did the "nip and tuck" at Canyon on them years ago and clocked 92 kl hr. , me thinks thats around 50 ....to frickin fast anway for that set up.....Hey maybe I should bring out of retirement for the Bears in Fernie.
post #18 of 22
Tim-mit [img]smile.gif[/img]

Thats cool, I have looked at that site a few times, never noticed that was 3!
post #19 of 22
skier_j..after looking at the second pic a little more closely, i'm starting to think that it's three people on three different sets of skis, all very close to eachother (possibly holding on, all in a line.) Definately more than two skis, plus they are at different angles......still the same sort of idea i suppose. Thanks for the link in the first place..had some fun looking around there

Chow
post #20 of 22
Limos with Thule's on top are common in Vail. Some even have 2 Thule boxes on top. Their rentals so any Bears coming for the big shindig at Copper can get from the airport in style
post #21 of 22
When I was a kid, I remember the various races our little local area had. Bed Races, Privy Race(had to include a ceramic toilet), and the Sumo race.
The winner of the sumo race was the team that completed a course within a specified amount of time with the most weight on one set of skis. My aunts and uncles usually won with a pair of skis with three sets of bindidngs. They usually had 3 people clicked in and another person on each of thier shoulders, for a total of 6 on one pair of skis. Very comical to watch.
post #22 of 22
There are some interesting sites during the Altitude week in February at Whistler, the gay pride festival. The guy in the full mink coat with the dangly earrings & lipstick had to be the winner (his wig musta fell off).

If you can stomach it, that first week of February is a great time at Whistler. Always terrific snow, and less crowded due to homophobes boycotting the place. Heck, I'm not proud... just gimme snow & lotsa room! : :
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