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post #61 of 85
When's the last time you heard on your Left or Right? Bro-Brah Joey.:
post #62 of 85
Overheard as I passed by a man teaching his wife: "That's it, now lift the inside leg to turn..."

From a fellow instructor's clients (dead serious): "Well, mostly we ski in the ski domes in England, they import genuine Canadian snow!"
I tried to convince him that to make their journey extra special he should bottle some up and sell it to them as a souvenier at the end of their three days, but he mentioned something about wanting to keep his job...
post #63 of 85
my buddy related this to me:

Overheard at Deer Valley last week in the midst of a sweet storm with 12" of new.

Skier to the lifty: "Could you please tell me where the sunniest place on the mountain is? I'd rather ski in the sun"
post #64 of 85
Asked of me when I was a liftie
"what time does the 10 o'clock lesson start"
Complained to
"I was stuck on the T-bar for 45 minutes"
Overheard
"Don't the snow covered lakes look beautiful" pointing to the clearcuts on the sides of surrounding mountains, all on pitches around 30deg.
post #65 of 85
Squaw Valley parking lot, Saturday March 2nd... "I'd rather shoot my f__kin face off than come to this place again"
post #66 of 85
while having a couple of beers with an old ski instructor pal (he's been teaching at whistler the last four years or so)

he's telling me about the these guys who are bragging about their ski abilities and then he says "and, typically, once we started skiing there they were rotating like f*ckers"

I almost spit my beer out laughing as hard as I did
post #67 of 85
said to me by a first time skier...

"I've been to lots of ski areas before, but never skied. I thought all skiers were cocky, but now I realize that's how you have to walk in these boots."
post #68 of 85
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Originally Posted by stryker View Post
Squaw Valley parking lot, Saturday March 2nd... "I'd rather shoot my f__kin face off than come to this place again"
Sure
Squaw's full of pricks
post #69 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by skimt View Post
I thought all skiers were cocky, but now I realize that's how you have to walk in these boots."
Can I steal that as my sig?
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How you can tell not to let a store sell and mount your bindings (besides it being in Delaware):

An exchange I had at a local ski shop.

I had a pair of Salomon Equipe 10V 2's with pilot binding system race plates and no bindings. I went in to say, I need bindings

"Um Dude, you forgot your bindings"
"No, I want to buy some"
"What are these?"
"Race plates"
"I don't think we can do that"

Later, while I'm checking out bindings.

"I'm looking for something pretty burley for my race skis"
"Well, how bout these, they're probably the lightest bindings around. I've totally got these on my skis"

Argh... I need to find a good ski shop.
post #70 of 85

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I was volunteering in an elementary gym class but the gym was closed for voting so we showed the kids a warren miller video. At least one kid in every class was absolutely convinced that they could do it better.

I hope that someday they do but until then theres something funny about it.
post #71 of 85
"you really gotta lean back in this stuff"
post #72 of 85
A ski instructor at Park City I know related this exchange he had with an 8 yr old student on the chair lift:

Kid: "Would I die if I fell from here?"
Instructor (not wanting to scare the kid): "Of course not."

So the kid jumped. Kid hit hard, but was ok. But it really shocked the hell out of the instructor.
post #73 of 85
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Originally Posted by paulb View Post
A ski instructor at Park City I know related this exchange he had with an 8 yr old student on the chair lift:

Kid: "Would I die if I fell from here?"
Instructor (not wanting to scare the kid): "Of course not."

So the kid jumped. Kid hit hard, but was ok. But it really shocked the hell out of the instructor.
scaring kids isnt always bad. as is the case here
post #74 of 85
I get asked all the time by kids i'm teaching...

"Has anyone fallen off of the chair lift" - Yeah, but as long as you don't goof off you won't fall

"Would we die if we fell off of here" - Maybe, so let's not fall off.

I think you should be honest with kids....
post #75 of 85
I was standing in the Gondola line, and one of those big grey crates that take the food and drinks up to the gondi restaurants (and garbage back down) started coming around the bullwheel.
A plump lady looked at it, then looked at me, and said, "I know I'm heavy, but I didn't know I was THAT heavy!"
post #76 of 85
some queeb at jay a few weeks ago "thank god it stopped snowing, i was afraid id never get to ski some groomers"
queeb (n.)-term used to describe a french Quebecian, typically associated with driving 15 mph below the limit untill hitting the parking lot when they decide to drag race into their spot. Also Considered the loudest and most annoying race known to man

woman in a full mink coat in the tram at jay on her cell, in the tram" Yeah, yeah, im in the car, no no the flying one. At the ski hill, yah theres like 200 other people in here. What? I dont know, hang on" turns to the nearest person," so does like, this car go at high as Aspen?" the entire tram laughs uncontrollably at this sad joey. she didnt exactly make her conversation quiet. She was also carrying atomic GS skis, in rossi soft boots and didnt have poles. I bet patrol had a good time dragging her down
post #77 of 85
From a five year-old, about to make his first straight run on two skis from the mats down an almost flat slope in the kids' learning area:

"Dropping in."
post #78 of 85
When I saw this happen yesterday, I thought of this thread.

A 5 yr old boy yelling out (loud enough for all to hear) to his dad (b/c he was a ways ahead of the boy) just after getting off the lift: wait a minute, I have to fix my wedgie!!! He then proceeded to do just that. :
post #79 of 85
We had the Junior Olympics come to my hill last weekend. (This is Japan, btw)

several hundred racer kids... all standing at the bottom, watching others come into the finish coral. Then, everyone's head would turn like a chicken to check the timing board.

A group of teenaged girls were huddled together, watching the next racer in anticipation. She fell.

"yatta!!" was shouted simulataneously by about a dozen girls, as if cheering.

translates into; "Good!"

Kind of funny to hear such blatant anti-cheering.
post #80 of 85
I heard this second-hand from a friend. One of our ski patroller buddies at Sugarbush is flying through the bumps too fast, pulling an empty sled behind him, with blankets, splints, collars, etc bouncing out of the sled behind him. Totally out of control. "This sled's gonna be for me!"
post #81 of 85
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Originally Posted by stryker View Post
Squaw Valley parking lot, Saturday March 2nd... "I'd rather shoot my f__kin face off than come to this place again"
The squaw valley parking lot often makes me feel that way.
post #82 of 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by paulb View Post
A ski instructor at Park City I know related this exchange he had with an 8 yr old student on the chair lift:

Kid: "Would I die if I fell from here?"
Instructor (not wanting to scare the kid): "Of course not."

So the kid jumped. Kid hit hard, but was ok. But it really shocked the hell out of the instructor.
The better answer might have been. Yes. You'll die. Because I will kill you if you fall out.
post #83 of 85
Mom to son, both on snowboards: "Ok, now watch what I do. See, I'm on my toes, now on my heels, now on my toes, heels, toes, heels."

Mom falls.

Son to mom: "Now you're on your butt."
post #84 of 85
Dude...Are those the new Oakleys????? (referring to my retro Factory Pilots and Treks Oakley Blade)
post #85 of 85
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
Dude...Are those the new Oakleys????? (referring to my retro Factory Pilots and Treks Oakley Blade)
You should have said "Yah, bro. They are a limited edition, and I got the last pair at the local store. For a mere $150, they could be yours."
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