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A fellow Epic Member/Maggot was on the lift at Alpine Meadows and the gentleman he was riding with looked over and jokingly said that to him, he looked down and saw that guy was also on Teles so he was obviously trying to break the ice for a lift ride conversation. The member looked at the guys face and said.."Are you...." he replied..."Yes, I am". They took a few runs then parted. That evening the guy saw the member/maggot out to dinner and paid for his groups dinner. That person...The late Robin Williams.
I had the privilege of skiing with Robin Williams at Alpine Meadows once about 15 years ago. Loaded a chair with him. He was on tele gear too. I didn't recognize him at first. He looked down at my gear and said "Hey. Your binding is broken." I looked at him the way I always look at smart asses that say that, looked at his gear, looked back at him and realized who he was. I just sat there gaping and stammering and he just said "Yep. It's me." A hell of a nice guy. We chatted a bunch, took a few runs together, and then he took off. Ran in to him at the Cottonwood that evening and he made a point to come up and say hi and chat for a few minutes with my friends then went to his table. Bought us all dinner and beers without telling us. A genuinely nice guy.
Edited by Philpug - 8/19/14 at 9:37am