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post #61 of 77
just seems to me the patroller was doing the job assigned. didn't know it was her, right? maybe if he did he would NOT have stopped her. as it is, the patroller's job is, partly, looking out for the welfare (and safety) of the guests. the paying customers. if he doesn't know who she is, he sees a skier who might be endangering others so he does his job, that's all.
post #62 of 77
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by donaldjacobsdj:
Here's an analogy: I know a volunteer fire fighter who is generally appreciated by everyone for his bravery and dedication. You should see the hard-on he gets every time he has a chance to turn on the lights and race down the street. So, deep down he enjoys it, but that doesn't take away from either the service he is doing or the appreciation we have for him. I view ski patrolling in the same way. So just admit that you enjoy running tobogans down a snow covered slope, it won't make us lose respect for the patrol. The problem with this analogy is that my fire fighter friend doesn't go onto websites looking for a pat-on-the-back by talking about how hard he works and how tough it is, and he definately doesn't ask people if they've tried it and "washed out."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Wow are you "out there." I patrolled for two years and let me tell you it's not a cake walk. It IS thankless - that's why I quit. I actually got in less skiing when I patrolled. You are tied to the mountain all day - no fun and games. You have to spend an hour or so a day in a hut just sitting on your butt waiting for someone to have a spill (and hoping they don't).

I admire those that stick with it - I like skiing too much to give it up to patrol again. Perhaps this was my experience on a small mountian - I don't know, but I think you need to get that chip off your shoulder. Just MHO.
post #63 of 77
Chiming in. I thank (belatedly) the patroller who gave the scariest toboggan ride in Austria after I broke my arm. Completely my fault.

Thanks to the Patroller at Big Bear CA who gave my a toboggan ride after a Big Fat Girl pushed me down then sat on my knees.

You guys and gals are awesome. Most us really do appreciate what you have to do!
post #64 of 77
Sugar Snack: What mountain did you patrol at?
post #65 of 77
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lucky:
Sugar Snack: What mountain did you patrol at?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Alpental - I won't even ski there anymore (Hee hee). Had enough of Upper International, although I must say the back country off of Snake Dance can be pretty nice (my one and only perk).

BTW - we DID NOT get free lift tickets.

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 15, 2001 11:45 AM: Message edited 1 time, by Sugar Snack ]</font>
post #66 of 77
This is great. Picabo made it into the pages Bad Jocks with that move.

Also in the news at http://www.news-journalonline.com/20.../15/NOTE34.htm

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 15, 2001 11:54 AM: Message edited 1 time, by dirtsqueezer ]</font>
post #67 of 77
Thread Starter 
Oh my goodness, I thought you guys were kidding that this had made national news. But I see there are links and everything. : Well, it's my first scoop, I guess.
post #68 of 77
My parents were patrollers for a while at local areas up in the Jersey Alps back in the 70's. We got alot of free skiing in because of that. But that whole concept of free skiing is lost the first time you have to pull someone out of the woods with a compound fracture sticking out of their clothing....or worse...

Alpental looks like a cool area. Hey SS, do those purty clouds always hang around the base?

post #69 of 77
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Alpental looks like a cool area. Hey SS, do those purty clouds always hang around the base? [/QB]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL - must be someone's idea of "cool." No most of the time the clouds are a little further up and full of rain. Everything always looks better after you run it through Photoshop.
post #70 of 77
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sugar Snack:

LOL - must be someone's idea of "cool." No most of the time the clouds are a little further up and full of rain.

Yeah, I would say they're only showing them at the base "for clarity." We couldn't make out the trail names if they showed the clouds shrouding the entire mountain!
post #71 of 77
Here is a link that seems to be down but maybe it will work in time...from the Daily Camera, Boulder's paper, confirming the story

I hit the link and it told me it was down temporarily.

But, I also have the paper here in front of me. Some quotes from the AP article:

Picabo Street was kicked off Copper Mountain ski Resort earlier this month after she was stopped for skiing too fast.

Nov. 3

"She wasn't out of control," resort spokewoman Beth Jahnigen said. "Given the number of people in a small area, they felt it was too fast. The patrol who stopped her didn't even know who she was."

Jahnigen dd not kno how fast Street was skiing.

She was asked not to ski for the rest of the day.

"She was in the wrong, and the action that was taken was appropriate, and we apologized to the mountain," ski team spokeman Tom Kelly said.
post #72 of 77
In answer to Nakona's question about a date with Picabo.

What I hear is she likes good looking athletic "hunks" who love to party "hardy" but she has to mentally dominate. It would help if you were a helluva skier also.

So if you meet all or maybe most of the above qualities that she is looking for, please post what happened on your date !
post #73 of 77
I would wait to after the Olympics to ask her out.
post #74 of 77
Donald and SCSA. I am a paid professional, I make a good living skiing for my company for 6 months per year. SCSA I have skied way more at work than you probably ever will so don't start telling me how little time I spend and how much you get in. Whining.... not hardly. Unappreciated.... no, I get told often how good a job we do but I'm not in it for praise. I do it because:

1. I am good at it.
2. I get up every morning and can say honestly that I look forward to going to work.
3. Its my job and they pay me to do it.
I could give a rats a$$ what either of you think. Unless its SNOW! :

<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ November 17, 2001 05:12 PM: Message edited 1 time, by BSR ]</font>
post #75 of 77
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BnneJ1:

Picabo seems to be the kind of girl that would eat a man ALIVE, after she has kicked his teeth in! Then again, maybe that is what you want in a date!

She seems like the type of girl to me who could crush a guy if you let her 'on top'. Then she'd probably never shut up with her inane Picabo-isms.
post #76 of 77
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wink:
but she has to mentally dominate. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

So you're saying she dates plants?
post #77 of 77
Wanna hear (read) something really funny? I just attended our area's training day and we watched a video called "Know the code". One of the guest stars? Picabo Street. She smiled big for the camera and fired off a couple sound bites like "when you see a slow sign, it means that this area has been designated as a SLOW skiing area. Please observe and obey all posted signs." hilarious! All of us were thumbing our noses at her. What a loser.

Spag's quote of the day:
"America the beautiful, land of the free. Don't change the words to 'land of hypocrisy'"
- Anthrax (the band, not the disease)from "Startin' up a Posse" -
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