|Originally posted by kneedropper:
Ant - You have adults inquiring as to whether or not it's OK to hit or run into folks while skiing? Your'e kidding!? Is it tourist vs. altitude-related stupidity? [img]smile.gif[/img]
i'm not kidding, you know how when you teach first timers, someone ALWAYS asks if there's a right and left ski?
Well, at some point in the lesson I'd say "in skiing or boarding, you are not allowed ot run into people. You must never, ever hit another person". and i'd wait for it, and inevitably SOMEONE would say "but surely it's OK if it's an accident?" I'd explain Rule 1 of the skiier's code, plus the give way to those ahead rule. and sometimes, they'd still want to argue about it.
To them, control while skiing was a maybe, not an absolute. I found this very frustrating and depressing. Makes it all the more important to drum it into the kids, they will nag their parents.