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.
Ha! My personal pet peeve are those that throw litter from the chairlift. And lifties that don’t wipe the chairs. And those that smoke in line.