The Do's & Don'ts

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by lardarse, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. Cat_Herder

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    If a patroller decided to pull my pass, I'd cop it, because he's in a position to decide that I was skiing in a reckless way. None of you guys know who I am, how I ski, and that fact that I make considerations when I do ski, so none of you are in a position to make suggestions that I am out there injuring people every ****ing day.
     
  2. lardarse

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    Go take your shit slinging elsewhere people, your not helping.

    In other news; today i learnt that if you are a skier, please don't cut a snowboarder off on the heel side, its awfully hard to see uphill, and if you must go on the blind side, at least let me know your there! Just lucky I'm now a pro and was able to cartwheel safely LOL
     
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    sly_karma Part of the Furniture
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    Another item for the list: roped off areas are roped off for a reason. Don't duck ropes.
     
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    If you have any intention of cutting lines, do NOT do it in the Tram line in JH. No-one gives a shit that you were getting a coffee and going to meet your mates - if your skis aren't in the coralle / line you'll get hounded mercilessly by locals who will even pass it down the line to the lifty at the entry to tell you to eff off back to the back of the line. They are deadly serious about that shit JH LOL

    Oh and @Cat_Herder , you really should have known you were on a hiding to nowhere when you let that little gem out of the bag. I would have thought THAT would have been obvious..........just like all the stuff in Leg's post I guess.......:D

    Here's one more for the page - when you accidentally slip up and make an ass of yourself, have the courage to man up, admit the mistake and move on - works a treat every time :thumbs:
     
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  5. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here
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    JH?
     
  6. shabu_shabu

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    Jackson Hole
     
  7. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here
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    Carrying skis.

    Carry them with the flat part of the skis on your shoulder (not edges - they're sharp, uncomfortable and may cut a hole in your new Bogner jacket) tips forward, hand balanced toward the tip of the ski, bindings just behind your shoulder. When you get where you're going just ease them slowly behind you, just checking no one is there before you do so.

    The ridiculous and uncomfortable ways I see seemingly the majority of skiers carrying skis is a mind bender. Why? Why? Why? Why?

    Starting skiing

    How about this additional crazy tip? When pushing off to start skiing, look up the hill. Do you pull into a road without looking? Someone might be about to ski straight into that spot you're heading for, on the reasonable assumption you were stopped.
     
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  9. SkiMountaineer

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    Many times spring skiing I have put back on the gloves, jacket, and zipped up the side zips of my pants before heading downhill. I may have been hot, but I was protected.
     
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  10. hpsauce

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    When you stop for a hot choco, leave your phone in your pocket, and take a look around. Even for 5 mins. You might actually notice the spectacular stuff around you.
     
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  11. skichanger

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    :axe: And if in a crowded place do not carry your skis like this. Quite amazing how many people do with absolutely no regard for the people around them. Best reason for wearing helmet ever is to avoid injury from the idiots carrying their skis like this when walking with the masses across say the bridge from the skitube at Perisher. Absolutely great when they turn around to talk to their mate and wipe 3 or 4 people out in 1 go. :thumbs:
     
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  12. climberman

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    The skilled operator simply applies additional pressure to the front of the sticks in such a crowd situation, thereby raising the angle of the rear of the sticks, happily out of harm's way :)
     
  13. piolet

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    Yeah counterbalance those bad boys

    And always wear a backpack
     
  14. tele-whippet

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    I like to leave my skis and stuff in an obvious place at lunchtime so they're safe from thieves with no ethics or manners, when I'm inside reserving a table for mates who are still up on the hill.
     
  15. LMB

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    Parked switch.
    Nice.
     
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  17. tele-whippet

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    Just stepped out of them there.
    Nice park close to the door.
    Problem?
     
  18. person s

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    such altruism
     
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  19. Annabuzzy

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    I agree with you as a general proposition but my recollection is that bridge is wide and in the open air. It's quite appropriate to carry skis on your shoulder there. Just don't turn around without looking.
     
  20. sbm

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    I remember there being a huge argument about jumping without spotting on here before.

    IMO. In a roped-off terrain park, the expectation is you will get yourself out of the landing areas ASAP, even after a minor crash. Young children, and people who don't plan on attempting the features, shouldn't be in a roped-off terrain park. People will spot from the top of the line and wait for you to visually clear it, but loitering is seen as more irresponsible than jumping without a spotter at the lip. That's how it is, and if you want to change it, start by setting an example...because you're part of the new school culture and you ski the park every day right?
     
  21. hpsauce

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    No one can complain about anything when there is dry snow to the door at Friday Flat :)
     
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  22. Annabuzzy

    Annabuzzy Part of the Furniture
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    Don't do that. Bring them inside. Lean them precariously on a table and then watch as they thump 3 tweeners on the head as they fall over
     
  23. Ozgirl

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    This is a very important point.

    If you are involved in or witness an accident your are obligated to report it as part of the Alpine Responsibility Code.

    Not that they can police it - however it is just worth remembering

    Its also worth putting the resorts ski patrol number in your mobile phone before your first day on the hill.

    It is commonly sign posted and on trail maps nowadays.

    Complaining to ski patrol (have witness) that "no one came to help you" is not very helpful!
     
  24. Ozgirl

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    Last time i was down a girl in la la land (head phones in i think) was doing my head in and i was trying to pass her on her front side.

    Think i scared her in the end and then YK couldn't pass either. I did call out and warn her and tried to do it as politely as possible.
     
  25. Ozgirl

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    Thats hilarous!

    Dead give away with the sticker though...
     
  26. LMB

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    Sorry lovee! Was I in ya way? ;) LOL
     
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  27. telecrag

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    This snow is too dry!
     
  28. Ozgirl

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    Nah i would have pushed you over!!
     
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  29. tele-whippet

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    Genius!
     
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  30. luvthabumps

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    unless you are heli skiing............ ;):D
     
  31. Tonester

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    true that, but in crowded areas carrying them as per @skichanger technique is prob safer/better
     
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  32. Tonester

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    because.....too hard
     
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    I always walk across that bridge, when crowded, with a free hand ready to deflect swinging skis or pointy backward pole tip pokes
     
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    Which brings me to another "courtesy" and situational awarness tip:
    don't walk with your pole tips pointing backwards and swing your arms like you're in a military parade. Hold them with tips forward, pointing down slightly, or with with the sticks vertical and tips pointing straight down.
    Too many rules for ya? Get stuffed...this is just courtesy AND being aware that there are others around you.
     
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  35. Tonester

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    Speaking of that bridge at from Perisher to the Terminal building, I just remembered something else. No a tip so much as a suggestion so you don't look like a mug punter: take off skis before the bridge. Your skis don't slide too well on that bridge. You need different wax for that.
     
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  36. skichanger

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    Actually this raises another do and don't :

    Do catch t-bars with pole tips forwards. Don't catch t-bars with pole tips backwards which runs the risk of getting the lifty. Never good to annoy or injure the lifty.
     
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    I did misread that, at first. but yes...pole tips always forward.
     
  38. Charlie

    Charlie Still the most depraved poster here
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    Are you saying LMB is a pushover?
    :eek:
     
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  39. Ozgirl

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    She's a mother!! They all are!
     
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    Unless you in North America (not all resorts) where the rule is tips down.
     
  41. person s

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    just from today
    • if you're in the 'single' line and you're talking to your mate, you're not a 'single'
    • if you're still putting your foot into your snowboard, you shouldn't be standing at the entrance to the lift line
    • if you're waiting for your friends, you shouldn't be standing at the entrance to the lift line
    • if you're a snowboard instructor, you shouldn't have your class sitting on the snow across the top of a run
    • if you were an instructor for five minutes 10 years ago, doesn't mean you get to give unsolicited advice to all and sundry
     
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  42. lardarse

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    As mentioned above, has anyone experienced theiving from leaving their gear on the rack as the eat lunch or whatever?

    I'm lucky, mines the oldest and ugliest board
     
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    Yep, back in the early 80s, stopped in for a loo break before downloading on Merritts chair. Some idiot decided to take both my skis and poles. Idiot, because the top operator alerted the bottom operator and he was busted with his hands full when he alighted. LOL
     
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    Debateable. If you're prepared to fill chairs separately then I have no problem with them using a singles queue for faster ups
    Also no problem with people strapping in in the queue as long as they're not holding the queue up and are done before they're loading. It's a skill, not one that's well executed by all.

    Thankfully never lost any of my own gear, but had a few incidents.

    1. Thredbo FF : friends rental board vanished while we were taking a toilet stop. It was a newbie mistaken identity - very similar board, same Jindy rental location was left in the rack that evening. Strange they didn't notice as one was natural one goofy!

    2. Few Gondolas UP on the mountain in Zermatt a guys skis vanished. Restaurant was emptied and everyone made to claim their gear to work out if it was 'mistaken identity' or theft. Turns out theft. You usually feel safe leaving gear unlocked if it's not a base location...not so!
     
  45. person s

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    these situations are always about getting to the front of the queue so as not to wait
    today's example: the Freedom chair with about 100 people waiting
     
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    Lost me favourite XTM gloves a coupla years ago when having a bite to eat. Gutted. Luckily had a spare pair with me in my backpack. And yes, be careful when you turn around in queuse with a pack on.
     
  47. Ozgirl

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    It happened to me once, but it was a case of mistaken identity.

    It was that day 6years ago when the wind destroyed all the cars at Bullocks, and we were sitting at Friday flat trying to decide to ski or not. When we called it at 10am my ski's were there.

    We reported it to thredbo and they rung me the next day or something and said they had ski's that fit that description but they were 20cms short.

    Figured some poor guys was rounding up the kids and missus ski's and grabbed mine instead.

    Thredbo gave me the wrong ones and a msg that the previous owner's could call if they ever showed up by the end of the season I sold em. Never heard from them.

    Reckon there was a passed off man the next season!!

    They were a very distinct pair which I think was not sold here.
     
  48. Tonester

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    Not really an issue for me, as long as you intend to ride single. Big deal. I often get into the singles line, with my kids or friends, and we have a full understanding it's to get to the top quicker, rather than ride together. Meet at the top, easy!

    It's when those "singles" get to the head of the line and then wait until there is a spot for all of them, that really irks me. Again, the lift nazi in me will have no hesitation telling them that they are in a singles queue.
     
  49. LMB

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    Or when a single is called forward to join a triple; and brings his mate so you've got 5 lined up for a quad chair ending in 2 and a 3.
    Now that's annoying!
     
  50. Beerman

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    I'm a big believer in filling all chairs, when it's busy. There is a nice way to acheive this, its being courteous to all others while everyone moves forward at the same time............What a concept!!!!!!!! If you dont get to ride the lift with your mate/partner is it the end of the world?? You'll be with them again very shortly, and sliding down the hill again with them in no time.
    Single lines = great invention, it helps fill chairs.
     
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