I’m feeling a bit cranky today, so just go with it:
- Anyone who takes someone on a slope way above their ability and tells them, oh sure, you can handle it; just go. This goes double for adults with little kids.
- Parents who don’t wear ski helmets, even though they force their kids to wear them.
- Anyone who spreads out all their stuff in a lodge to “save” a table for lunch.
- People who don’t tip ski instructors.
- People who swing their skis on the chair lift (when I’m sitting with them).
- Anyone who skis too fast and out of control.
- Anyone who collides with someone and doesn’t stop.
- Anyone who smokes in a lift line.
- Those who refuse to alternate in a lift line.
- Skiers or boarders who block a trail.
- People who don’t look uphill to see if anyone is coming before they take off.
- Ski resort people who lie about snow conditions.
- Inattentive lifties who don’t clean the snow and ice off a chair, or who don’t make sure the seat is in a down position.
- Anyone who skis or boards with their pants around their knees.
- Anyone who wears a thick wool hat (not a liner) under their ski helmet. It just looks dumb.
- People who jump without first checking to see if anyone is in their landing zone.
- Anyone who litters on the hill or who doesn’t clean up after themselves in the lodge. Slobs!
That does it. For now.