Originally Posted by Powdr
I gotta say: what's the big deal here? Tearing up ramps? Stabbing skis? Come on. In my 30+ years of skiing, I can never remember getting my skis stabbed on the offramp. I would also think that any hole left on the ramp by a pole plant would quickly by filled in or smoothed out by the next skiers. Anyway, this is an example of far too many people obsessing over how others should and should not behave, based on their own ways of thinking.
Then again, I've got my own set of 'issues' thet set me off - I'll probably start a thread here on those too
Great points Powder.
A person pays $$ for a day pass, the last thing they are wanting to hear, is remove your ppole straps, before you can load/ off load.
The creator of this who post , should learn to read people. Once you done this, 9 out 10 times, he will be able to tell whos going to have trouble. Maybe his resort needs to rework the loading ramp, so it's a little steeper.
As for safty bars, yet another reson to rrde up alone. If i want the **** bar down i'll put said bar down. If im riding strangers, they better ask first, before rudly /automacatly pulling it down with out saying anything.
Safty bars do not prevent acciedents. Small people / kids can and do slide out. Other people faill to raise the bar up in time, so it's one with a foot rest , will slam into the unload ramp,(provided the top op, didn't see it coming )
Don't need a stressed out state telling me that i need to use safty bar. OR LOSE MY PASS. Come on people, Look how many skiers ride chairlifts in Colorado/ Utah. Yet those states do not require people to use the safty bar, and do not require resorts to put them on chairs. That is an option, when ordering a new lift.
As for loading, if it is a chair with acenter post, grab the post with your inside hand, hold on till you off load. If it doesnt have a center post, use your outside hand to grab hold.
Remving pole straps, why wear them any ways, when riding a lift.
Cant you skate away from the lift fast enough?