tomf wrote:Here are some odd things that happened on the mountain.
I was riding up the chair lift when I saw a ski with a boot on it coming down the trail. As I got closer to the top of the run I saw a girl walking down the run carrying her skis and she had one foot with no boot on it.
Before the days of ski breaks I watched a ski fly down the trail hit a car and stick into the door half way to the binding.
I had just finished a race and was standing on the side of the course when a racer lost control and flew at me. His ski went under my boot and stopped just before his bindings hit my boot never popping me out of my ski.
I was jumping off of a cornice and got hit by someone coming off at an angle in mid air.
I came around a blind curve over a roll in the slope to find a man and woman rolling around in the snow making out. After avoiding them I stopped and informed them that were not the smartest place to be doing that.
I accidently cut off a snowboarder and when he cried about it, I said â€œsorry man blind sideâ€. Now that is funny! Kind of an inside joke.
A friend was just learning to ski and lost control going into the lift line, he reached out for something to grab. It turned out to be a womanâ€™s paints, and he pulled them down.
I was skiing in a white out and saw two guys skiing down near me. I tried to warn them of a big drop off ahead of them but they did not hear me. I followed them and when one disappeared suddenly I knew to make a turn left. He was not hurt to bad and after a time got up and skied off.
Something similar happened on a clear day. There is an area that you go into through control gates; at the top are a big drop off and a very long steep wall below it. I saw a guy headed right at it and tried to yell at him about it but he ignored me. Sure enough he went off of it without knowing. I heard the longest yell as he fell. he was shaken up but not really hurt.
At the same place a snowboarder lost his snowboard and it went down the mountain over a cliff and onward for a half of a mile or more. He had a long steep walk ahead of him.
lol. I have a few more.
I was going to go down a straight black diamond run. But there was someone that was going reall slow infront of me. He was snow plowing the whole way down, and going exactly perpendicular to the hill, back and forth. I waiting a bit, but He was going to take 10 minutes to get down, so I just went. I choose to go on the right side of him, but by the time I get near him he is going right, and I have to go to the edge of the hill to not hit him, and I was about a foot away from his skiis. He must have been scared, but no big deal. Later in the day, I'm on a green run. I am at the beginning of the run, I see the same guy on the chairlift above me. And, he spits at me. I think he might have just been spitting for fun, but I saw something white come down. Maybe snow? But ya. I wasn't sure if it was directed to me, so I just ignored it. (this just happened Saturday)
Last sunday, It was night time, close to closing time, (around 7:30 or so) So only one chairlift was open. And all there were were green runs, and a jumps park. So I just keep going down this one jump. (I'm not good at jumping so I'm just trying to get better) there is also a cute girl on a snowboard hanging around the jump park. So I think I'm impressing her, going over this jump, getting 1ft of air. Well, then I see her go on a pipe and do a 360 spin off of it. so....... yea.
Once I wasn't paying attention on the chair lift, and I forgot to get off at the end. I had to jump off when the chair was starting to turn around.
Oh yea, I once saw 2 little girls going down a straight black diamond on their backs. Like they were doing limbo on their skiis. I didn't see how it turned out, but I assume they were okay.
I might be getting a go pro camera someday so I'm hoping I can get some video of skiing.