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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by kingslug View Post
    Thinking about this lately, especially after this weekend, when I missed a good 3 hours of pow at K.
    Nothing special, just some basic rules I live by which over the years ...actually work.
    1. Be there early. Why...you get a good parking spot, you don't deal with the lodge shitshow..you get the POW before its all banged up. I actually get anxiety showing up late and parking in Oshkosh, the crowded lodge, etc. When I went to MRG a few weeks ago I was the first one there and it was great. Got the "coveted " parking spot and got to walk around, in peace..very tranquil.

    2. If you say you will be somewhere at a certain time..be there or let me know. I'm probably waiting for you, outside if its the lift. I would prefer to not stand there for a half hour. Shit happens, I can take a run, or 2 , or 3 ..whatever.

    3. Don't be a fusspot...whats a fusspot you ask..well. You forget your gloves, your helmet, your skis..whatever. You take forever getting ready, screw with boot buckles all the time. You know..get your shit together and ski.

    4. Don't complain the whole day about conditions. There are many ways to figure out before hand what is going on and how it will be. It rained the night before, then went down to 10 degrees...don't bring the twin tips. it snowed..its a POW day..don't bring the ice skis. It sux..but were here..better than being..THERE, where THERE else may be. Who knows ..it might get better..it might get worse..beer is available..we'll live.

    5. Meeting up with people..your late..don't spend the whole day trying to find them..they're skiing, not waiting for your text. Your the odd man out. Maybe you'll meet at lunch. Worse case, you miss them the whole day and find them..at the end. They're wiped..you started late..you keep going..whatever.

    There more but these are the basics.
    Thoughts???
    Rule 1 is me, I like to be early for everything ! Same here hate the lodge if its a zoo and well I dont mind having time for a beverage or 2 !

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    And come to think about it. How is someone (me) who shows up on time, or tells you ill be late, is ready to go, doesn't complain about conditions, and doesn't screw around adjusting stuff, talking on the phone, etc...stressful to ski with??? My Utah people would never ski with me if I was..they go all day long and don't deal with too much BS.
    And I always stop for crash victims, while others just ski right by. I've stopped for many people who where in pretty dire straights, bad scenes.
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

  3. #23
    #6) Shut up and ski!
    #7) any questions? see #6

    Skiing in and of itself is fun. It should not be stressful unless you are doing it wrong. Check your 1st world problems at the door and have fun. I never feel that I have "missed out" on something if I show up at the crack-of-noon versus the crack-of-dawn, it's all good!

  4. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    If people get into the line queue and then stand aimlessly while waiting for the rest of their party, it's ok to run over their gear.

    Last one is in jest...somewhat. Why do people do that?
    I don't get it. This weekend there were numerous times that people stopped after they went through the RFID gates to wait for the rest of their group at Sugarbush. Get your group together before getting into the lift lines (and definitely before going through the RFID gates that are only 20 feet or so from the loading area).

    Also not sure why it seemed like there were so many people this weekend that can't follow the guidelines for the RFID gates (card in left pocket by itself). The number of people getting stuck or trying to spin around at the gate so their right side pocket faced the sensor on the left of the gate was surprising. I really thought by April we'd be long past those issues. Maybe there were just a lot of non-regulars at SB this weekend.


    Quote Originally Posted by mister moose View Post
    This was getting out of hand the last 2 weekends. Some folks would wait in the pre-load cattle chute completely blocking access to the lift while empty chairs go by. Or completely block the lane 20 feet from the lift and when you ask them to move you get the look "What, you had 14 full inches to get by"

    Or stand inches from the lift maze entrance. That's the "polite clog". "I'm not in the maze, I'm just waiting, (blocking the entrance), just come completely to a stop and wriggle by me."
    Yea...I also don't get the blocking the lift maze entrance thing. Are people that oblivious to the world around them? I sarcastically said several times this weekend "good place to stand" as I was squeezing by someone to get into the line.

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    Try Grand Central Station..6 am...its..awesome..
    Lets go!
    I'll drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Yea...I also don't get the blocking the lift maze entrance thing. Are people that oblivious to the world around them? I sarcastically said several times this weekend "good place to stand" as I was squeezing by someone to get into the line.
    This one makes me crazy. CD - I do the exact same thing and say "great place to stop" while I go around a group parked at the entrance. I know it's really not that big of an issue & I shouldn't let it bug me. I just have to move a few feet to get around them, but... There's usually like 50 square feet or more of wide open territory only a few feet away from the entrance to the lift line. If you are going to stop and chat/wait/hang out/etc - just do it anywhere but directly in front of the lift line.

    The ones that really get me are when the entrance to the lift line is a downhill slope and you are having to climb to get up to it. The people blocking it are forcing you to have to climb/skate/pole further up slope and then turn to go into the lift line. I get being oblivious at times but when people are climbing to get around you - really??

  7. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by kingslug View Post
    Try Grand Central Station..6 am...its..awesome..
    No thanks!

    I could probably be making far more money if I worked in NYC...but it is no way worth it to me to deal with that non-sense.

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    First off - I'm a mother and that comes first. After my mothering duties are done on a ski day - I'm a selfish c*nt. Sorry - no other way to put it. I have one rule - I COME FIRST - until my mothering job has to kick back in. Sometimes husband gets peeved - but fuck him. He will never take my advice and wear mittens - he own 6 gloves for all types of weather. So 6 ways for his hands to get cold. He's an adult and if you're cold - deal with it or find a solution or go inside. I have one pair of mittens and never go inside for cold hands. If I do - it's to get a hand warmer.



    I will rarely wait for anyone to meet on slope. Hate that. Hate that. Hate that. I have limited ME time and I'm not fucking around.

    If you are not dying of exhaustion - don't stop. No chatting unless you're also catching breath. We have 10 mins for a lift ride, we can chat then.

    If there are decent bumps - I'm ditching you for them even if you hate them - find another trail.

    Most importantly: Mi casa es tu casa...but when it's time to get to mountain - I'm going. You figure out your rentals and tickets and yadda yadda. Come if you're ready - otherwise, you'll figure it out. I have a ski house to ski - it's not a B&B or guide service.

    If its a spring day and it's hard until 10-11am - let me sleep - I'll wait until t warms up and then not leaving until last chair.

    If if I don't feel like a beer or bite - I'm not stopping. You can eat alone, no one will get harmed.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    Not sure why it seemed like there were so many people this weekend that can't follow the guidelines for the RFID gates (card in left pocket by itself).
    Not sure why this is a thing. Did Sugurbush only have money to buy 1/2 of a system?

    Of all the places I've skied that have RFID (about 10 I'd guess) Sugarbush is the only one I can think of where you must have the card on 1 particular side of your body.

    Sugarbush was also the only one where having anything else in the pocket could short-circuit the whole thing, but that's another issue.
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  10. #30
    Quote Originally Posted by cdskier View Post
    No thanks!

    I could probably be making far more money if I worked in NYC...but it is no way worth it to me to deal with that non-sense
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    Same; life's too short.

    Every time I took a train from Manhattan out to NJ it made my egregious Manhattan rent seem a little bit less egregious. Now that I live out in the country, you couldnt pay me enough to work in Manhattan again. That aint happening.
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