Kind of an opposite take on running over skis; your post just jarred my memory. Running over skis can be a statement of dominance, like a dog putting his head across another dogs back.
A wise-ass old guy, early 50's I'm guessing, showed up occaisionally at Squaw, when discounts were on for locals for a day. Once he skis up fast and sprays me, I've never seen the guy at that point. f him I thought.
fast forward 4 years and the guy is back with Squaw's discount pass available to a-holes like him.
Early season, there's a route to a hill with a closed lift that involves skiing, traversing and hiking and more traversing. In a short section of ski between traverse and hike this guy passes me. OK, rude, but f it. A few runs later, he is again behind me on the route, and he passes me again at the same spot. " you're obnoxiou I say to him", " I cleared you, I checked" he calls back. I repeat that he is obnoxious. Traverse continues, some side stepping to the top of the run we are hiking for and there he is, back to me, looking down the hill. He was about to push off, but I skied over his tails, his entire rear half of the skis, and skied into the run ahead of him, not a word spoken. I have not seen the dude since, not on that route, not anywhere, and not seen him spraying me either. I just can't stand the guy. Thinks he's a good skier or something. At Squaw! give me a break.
I know two wrongs don't make a right, but I absolutely won't have someone skiing closely to me, especially for some wierd ego-driven reason.