There is regular, maybe 30 years old, at our mountain that skis and boards equally, in a 3 piece casual street suit in all kinds of weather.
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Well, this is one of the more entertaining threads here on Epic. Just read through it all, and this one (post #33) is definitely my favorite...
I saw a guy at Winter Park (Colorado), I think it may have been in the early seventies...
He was tall and thinnish/fittish (as far as you could tell) and had a long black (ankle-length-ish) woolen overcoat on. Probably about 70. Bota pouch strung over his shoulder. Smoking a [simple, but elegant looking] pipe while he skied. He had his hands in the pockets of his long coat the whole time (no poles, obviously), and skied in a completely straight-up, standing tall as he could posture/position, never flexed his knees (that you could detect) and not the slightest detectable forward or backward lean that you could see either.
Bullshit or Not, that one had me snorting out loud! Quite the image! Belated bravo!
Last season in Breckenridge I got out early on a good snow day, but the Quicksilver lift at Peak 9 was down for a few minutes (not an infrequent occurrence). I was in the second or third chair group, and started talking to one of the lifties. He pointed to an old hippie looking guy up front and said "That's first run Kevin", (I think the name was Kevin - getting old myself, memory starting to go, etc), "He's here for the first chair every single day!" I was intrigued, and tried to catch up to him, but he was off to get the first Mercury chair to the top before I could get close. Saw him skiing down on my way up - never saw him again.