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post #61 of 82
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Originally Posted by Tahoegnar420 View Post
In the west, if your local enough, the lifties will turn the wheel one last time for a 4:20 lift ride. We don't smoke on the actual lift. We just get in the lift station with kirkwood patrol and lifties and smoke out. Patrol then checks to see if any non locals are around. Once we get the ok we load the chair fo a locals only run. I LOVE KIRKWOOD!
hilarious dude- I saw a kirkwood employee holding a solo safety meeting last week on the chair, no kidding
post #62 of 82
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Originally Posted by mdf View Post
I am getting old. I first heard the expression a couple of months ago (on EpicSki, as it happens. Hmmm... maybe its all a scam, and it isn't real slang. Or am I paranoid???)

But what is the deal with the 4:20 and 7:20? I'm guessing (and it really is a guess) its derived from penal code section numbers, much as they used to quote them on dragnet.
4:20 PM is the perfect time for kids to smoke; they can bring their books home and change after school, and meet up before their parents get home from work.
post #63 of 82
It used to be standard procedure for a good portion of ski area employees to partake in the the herb at work. Now if there is a serious lift accident the employees involved are usually immediately drug tested. Most insurance companies also require employee drug screening for ski area employment. The times they are a change'n.
post #64 of 82
I've encountered some incredibly stupid people working at ski areas.
I assumed it was a policy of the management to help mainstream people with developmental disabilities.
Perhaps they were just stoned.
post #65 of 82
So, what if in all the aforementioned scenarios it was tobacco instead of weed that was being smoked on the job or on the lifts?
Would anybody have any objections?
post #66 of 82
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
So, what if in all the aforementioned scenarios it was tobacco instead of weed that was being smoked on the job or on the lifts?
Would anybody have any objections?

Tobacco abuse? Obviously their health insurance premiums would need to increased


And what the heck is 7:20?
post #67 of 82
At my place of employment there is no tobacco use or cell phone calls being made(unless it's an emergency) and nooooo drug useage. Do I have a problem with it,no. If I did I would quit and get a different job. Think I've never inhaled. I grew up in the 60's-70's. Everything has it's place and time. Work is not a place for that. It is unprofessional. You have to ask yourself IF something did go wrong would it make a difference? If you think I'm just some old ass talking BS you are wrong. I've been down the road a couple of times. Thank God I never ended up in jail or dead.
post #68 of 82
When my old friend and climbing partner Dave Ingalls (you can google him) was working as a ranger at Yosemite, one of the tourists asked him 'what do you do when you get to the top of a climb?' he answered: 'sit back and light up a joint'.
That cost him his job. He felt it was worth it - free speech issue or something. We had some silly ideas back in the 60's.
He later got in trouble in Mexico pursuing 'a Yaqui Way of Knowledge'.
post #69 of 82
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Originally Posted by Topmounter View Post
Tobacco abuse? Obviously their health insurance premiums would need to increased .

You think lifties get health insurance? Are you high?
post #70 of 82
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Originally Posted by Jer View Post
You think lifties get health insurance? Are you high?
meh'be
post #71 of 82
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Originally Posted by Phlogiston View Post
But do you 4:20?
I think I used to. Sometimes 7:30 (am). But things were different back then. And I wasn't running a lift.
post #72 of 82
Wake and bake Paul?

I used to run a lift in Tahoe and never 'talked to the coach' until after work. If other's were I never saw it or heard about it.

The head of the lift dept and the owner of the mountain gave us a presentation on what could go wrong. It came with insurance industry photos and personal experiences that made a big impression on me at the time.
post #73 of 82
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Originally Posted by crank View Post

The head of the lift dept and the owner of the mountain gave us a presentation on what could go wrong. It came with insurance industry photos and personal experiences that made a big impression on me at the time.
Like this?


For those that missed the story, the liftie forgot to flip the seat down and the guy fell through and caught his pants on the way down.
post #74 of 82
Literal LOL!

Not like that no.
post #75 of 82
When I used to work at a major Western resort which shall go unnamed, the lift op staff was like the Ganga Mafia.
post #76 of 82
Very good points crank. Lifties have a responsibility for rhe safety of their passengers and those in line. so much can and does goes awry in a common day. If it isn't the lift and it's mechanics then it is the action of the riders and what they can do to sensors and guides.

A brother instructor took his three to six year old group up and all went well loading and the ride up, as is usual, but the kid at the top wasn't paying attention . Two kids missed the off load and one was nearly around when the dummy, who was reading a book ,woke up and notice the instructor yelling at him to wake up and do his job. Apparently the first kid was so small he didn't trip the stop lever.

4:20 Safety Meetings are fine for the citizens on the hills and bothers me not but the instructors, lift ops and maintenance folks need to save it for their personal times off.
post #77 of 82
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Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
I must be gettin old. Never heard that expression.
You'd have to be an ilk, after all.
post #78 of 82

is this the cause of that paralysing whack in the calf when the liftie is asleep?

ive been thinking of installing some padding back there
post #79 of 82
I never much liked skiing stoned. Makes me too paranoid.

Here's something else that makes me paranoid. At the main refuge at our hill, they set up a table or two for lifties' lunch. Full spread. With wine. Then they go out and run the lifts in the afternoon. Nice.

By the way, anyone who wants to hook me up, I'm dry.
post #80 of 82
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
. Even a stoned guy who was stupid to begin with is not stupid enough to say that on the world wide web if it was true!
Right. 'Cause nobody ever says stupid things on the interwebs while under the influence. (c:
post #81 of 82
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Originally Posted by Tahoegnar420 View Post
The other day at Heavenly I got asked if I wanted to have a safety meeting by two people on the lift. I assumed they wanted the bar down, so I pulled it down. They looked at me a little strange, but they asked for the safety bar to come down right?
HAhahaha i just got it tahoegnar420 you spelled saftey wrong safetery safety meeting has begun no more laffing no more fun if you even crack a smile....ooh wait i'm watch u head putting the saftey bar downs.
post #82 of 82
You know, I am one of the most easy going people there is. What you do on your own time in your own personal life in your own house, is fine by me.

But doing that shit at work reinforces how stupid people are that work at many ski operations, the lifties, some patrols etc...

There are some things people just don't need to hear and read about...now it will be on my mind next time up the lift wondering if my kid is going to get injured because some dope smoking kids working the lift are rummaging around their backpack looking for munchies and don't see him make it off good and gets dragged/wrapped around the lift etc..

Thanks for this thread that crap is now forever burned into my psyche when heading up the lift.

Oh, then there is the story of the kids that decided to do that, didn't realize the guy next to them was an off-duty..gave them a choice to confiscate it and they can move along, or get arrested. They did the smart thing. Then he reminds them how stupid they are to do it on the lift and take it to the woods next time out of sight...duh...
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