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Skip King <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Skiing Discussion and Snow Reports <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 6 Jan 2019 20:34:01 -0500
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On Jan 6, 2019, at 4:03 PM, Brad McCusker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> FWIW, this may not be unique to Sugarbush.
>>
>> I interacted with a gentleman who was skiing way to fast in the slow skiing area.  Turns out he'd skinned up and when I suggested he needed to ski slower in the slow skiing area he asked me, essentially, "Why?  What are you going to do to me if I don't?".

There are certain perks associated with being a patrol director. I've 
been in a very similar situation; my answer was "well, for starters, I'm 
going to follow you down the mountain and make sure the lifties don't 
let you back up. Second, while we're on our way down, I'm going to use 
my radio to call the cops and have you escorted from the property. And 
third, I notice that you're bigger than me. But I'm a much better skier 
than you are, and if you try anything funny I'll beat you to the bottom 
by a minute and a half and make all the things I just told you happen 
before you can get there and try to take a swing at me. Along those 
lines, I've got a couple of patrollers who are bigger than YOU are about 
to get on the lift. Now, shall we be smart about this?"

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