Defending her honoryeah, the wife thing. I was in a very long singles line at KT with my teenage son on a really sweet week-end (a factor here) pow day when this affluent-looking intermediate type woman starts to edge, weezle into the line a few people in front of me. I said, with a touch of humor I thought: "don't even THINK about it" kind of like "go ahead, try it, make my day". So hubby starts to dispute my objection, protesting that "it's not a big deal", but then he stops that tack altogether and says: "man, you insult my wife and you will be dealing with me!" and he positioned himself in a rather aggressive stance. I'm all of a buck-thirty soaking wet, but my determination belongs to a much larger man. If only god had given me the tools! Well, like I said, my son was with me, and this was certainly no time for WWIII, but I'm da---ned if that woman slid her elegant behind in front of me. really, one person is no big deal as the hill had been hit pretty hard already, but it is the IDEA of the thing, the principal of courtesy. some of you have suggested courteous ways that that couple might have approached their problem of amped up hubby dropping his wife way back up the hill and not wanting to wait for her at the bottom. seems like she's a liability on a powder day, eh?
After being a liftie and putting in over 4 decades skiing I don't put up with it. I stab my ski pole in front of thier boots ask where they think they are going. I believe the worst offenders where I ski are the husbands and when I ski with the other half i wait outside of the maze for her.