Karpiel, I'm always baffled about how many experienced skiers post here on Epicski that they are frequently surprised when the bar comes down. It seems that one would learn to anticipate... eventually!
Segbrown gets a pass though, and I'm sorry to hear about your painful experience, SegB. Everyone, when it is snowing, please give others enough time to lift their cheeks one at a time and brush the snow off the chair!
LOL, I don't mind the snow, it was getting on a 6er with four 200-lb men ... I was on the end, so I slid toward them. I was trying to move back to the edge seat in a (futile) attempt to better balance the chair. We didn't plan very well. But I got them back, when I screamed bloody murder and used every word in the Sailor's Handbook.