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10 Major Ski SINS ! - Page 4

post #91 of 106
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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post

  • Darting up to the front of the lift line to get ahead of others who have been waiting their turn
  • Passing 30 cars at a time in a no-passing zone on the drive up
  • Not shaving off your facial hair

 

 

Someone needs to alert the mods that my wife must have hacked this account
 

 

post #92 of 106


Me too, I avoid the Main Lot like the plauge. What's this standing around you speak of on a powder day???
 

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I'll admit to passing the line of cars waiting to get into the main lot at Meadows so I can get to HRM.

 

Also...I don't poach lines, but if you stand and gape too long it's finders keepers.
 

 



 

post #93 of 106


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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

then I hope you'll sit out in your car (office) and do your work. I don't buy a pass to provide you an office in the cafeteria on the hill. from now on I'm busting everyone set up as an office in the restaurants, cafes etc, be warned I will mess with you. it's f'ing selfish and obnoxious, a total bring down, and a mooch, like a bum sleeping on the sidewalk, no different to me.

 

Alternatively, you could try not being such a prick.

 

post #94 of 106

Good stuff here gang!  I could probably come with thousands of ski sins.  So many to think of you know. The one that really gets me though is the safety bar: ALWAYS check with your chairmates before lowering the safety bar!

 

Sounds like davluri has some good thoughts on the issues with loungers too.  Way to go davluri!

post #95 of 106
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Originally Posted by Alta Dude View Post


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Alternatively, you could try not being such a prick.

 



Says the guy who 's screen name is a direct reference to the gathering place of a bunch of exclusionary prick's? Well Played.

post #96 of 106


 

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Originally Posted by CHRISfromRI View Post


Great that works for you. I personally have used cat tracks on plug boots, and they're a pain because you end up having to carry them around in a wet parka pocket.

 


Two sandwich bags that can be sealed solves that problem.

post #97 of 106

10 More Sins of Skiing

1) Running into my kid, looking at him crying, and then skiing away.  The moron who did that found the sure way to end his day.

2) Not being within sight of a buddy when skiing anywhere near tree wells.

3) Not using some kind of streamers attached to your bindings to find your skis when skiing in anything more than 2’ of the fluffy stuff.

4) Not using a free ski check when available.

5) Forgetting to take a dump before you get to the hill, or forgetting to take a dump when you first arrive at the hill (and the toilets are still clean).

6) Not using sun block.  Wait until you are my age and the dermatologist starts saying how easy it is to “cut it out.”

7) Forgetting to pay homage to the Native Americans who were once the stewards of the land we ski.  If there is that "Great Spirit" in the sky, don't piss him off.

8) Forgetting to donate a few bucks to National Ski Patrol, a local ambulance corp. or some other worthy cause.  Some day those people could save your life.

9) Ignoring a new skier, even a total  gaper, who is having an obvious problem.  What goes around usually comes around.

10) Being vain and not wearing a helmet.   

post #98 of 106

Yeah, there's nothing more exclusionary than Alta.  It's virtually a private club.  The Augusta National of Utah skiing.

post #99 of 106

Worse than stopping below a rollover . . .

 

Stopping below a rollover, getting scared because you've decided the run is beyond your ability, taking off your skis, putting them together, leaving them below the rollover where no one can see, and then walking down.

 

Had this happen a couple of weeks ago. Was skiing down the run, came over the rollover to a pair of rental skis, hooked together by the brakes . . . and that's it. Confused, I looked around. Saw the renter walking back UP the ski hill towards said skis. Still confused, I picked up the skis and skied them down to the renter. I'm all about helping out someone who has yard saled, but had I known the person took off the skis, left them, and then decided to walk back up to get them, I might have let him keep walking. 

 

Qualifier: This was on my home mountain (hill) in the Rustbelt, so I shouldn't be THAT surprised.

post #100 of 106
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Originally Posted by Uncle Louie View Post


 



Two sandwich bags that can be sealed solves that problem.



Yup, that would fix the wet pocket, but still would be more stuff to carry around in my parka pocket (cat tracks in baggies) - rather than using boots with replaceable heels/toes and replacing them at 125 days, which IME is about half the overall life of the boots. Personally I would prefer to carry less stuff in my pockets and paying $20-30 for the heel/toe replacements halfway through the life of the boots is a reasonable tradeoff for me to simplify what I carry.

 

post #101 of 106

Boy, people do complain a lot!

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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post

4) Not using a free ski check when available.

 

uh? Sorry don't get this one.

post #103 of 106

I think this is more of a problem in Scandinavia, where people are not very good at standing in line. But I seriously cannot stand kids cutting in the lift line. Just because they have shorter skis than you doesn't mean that they get to go in front of you! 

post #104 of 106

skiing is a lifetime sport, which is what i love about it.  like alot of you, i have been doing it my whole life.  i have been skiing over 30 years at the same places every year and most of the"sins" that irk us, have irk'ed us for years.  perhaps that's why there's a forum about it? 

skiing is a social and lifestyle sport and that means that there's all kinds.  of course we'd all like to change things about what goes on at our local "stomping grounds"  but unless someone's being a serious doucebag, i will just concentrate on myself and have fun.  if i want drama, i can hang out with my spouse or go to work. 

post #105 of 106
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Originally Posted by CHRISfromRI View Post





Yup, that would fix the wet pocket, but still would be more stuff to carry around in my parka pocket (cat tracks in baggies) - rather than using boots with replaceable heels/toes and replacing them at 125 days, which IME is about half the overall life of the boots. Personally I would prefer to carry less stuff in my pockets and paying $20-30 for the heel/toe replacements halfway through the life of the boots is a reasonable tradeoff for me to simplify what I carry.

 


Even minor wear around the toes and heels affects binding contact and performance.  If you use a cable lock you can leave your cat tracks or yak trax locked to the railing where you leave your cable while skiing. 

 

post #106 of 106
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post




Even minor wear around the toes and heels affects binding contact and performance.  If you use a cable lock you can leave your cat tracks or yak trax locked to the railing where you leave your cable while skiing. 

 



Agreed on the importance of the heel/toe wear issue. The problem with the "locked to the rack" solution is that many people like me ski at areas with more than one lodge so I can't leave my cable lock (and cat tracks) locked to the rack outside the lodge where I start in the morning, as it would then be unavailable at all the other lodges all day - so it really must be carried around in a parka pocket. More importantly, cat tracks locked outside a lodge wouldn't be available to avoid wear from tromping around on concrete/asphalt while walking along the maze in various gondola lines during the day. 

 

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