Interesting the points from creatermaker and Biff about cultural differences and the X idea not catching on, any idea what would be a more acceptable? I would hope once a / is on your pass you would be more likely to thing about your actions, at least for the rest of the day so not to lose your pass even more so for an expensive season ticket.
I keep thinking of a car analogy where recklessly speeding drivers continually cause a hazard (not a 63 in a 60 limit but the 50s in a 30). Should the police stop them and tell them please slow down smile and let them on their way or should they issue a notice? Or maybe put them on the naughty chair for an hour? Would that be an option at a ski resort, the chair of shame beside a lifties hut? If skier or boarder is behaving like an idiot time out is called and they have to sit on the chair for 30 min as everyone goes past and looks. The sin bin approach in ice hockey.
In a number of US resorts there are segregated areas for beginners, families and seniors. I donít like this approach it labels people and creates a feeling if you are in that pidgin hole you must go into that area and others think why arenít you where you should be! Snoflo please donít turn this into boarders / skiers, there is no intended slant to the thread. Merry Christmas to you from Tunbridgwells
Biff, I agree litigation is the wrong way to go but you touch on my main question when is an accident an accident and when is it an inevitable out come of your actions. Missing a turn, catching an edge falling over in the path of another person is all part of skiing, going full pelt down the traverse towards a number of snow ploughers zigzagging shakilyÖ. Or trying a 360 on the narrowest part with out looking behind you or ensuring there is enough space to complete your manoeuvre.
I agree GC is probably the most genuine place to ski, there is still a generally accepted code of conduct and there is a passing nod to it by the majority. But look at the catchment area, Glasgow, the friendliest UK city (UK survey along with Liverpool). At CG it appears this nod to the code of conduct is as dead as the parrot. I am convinced there could easily be a paper written on the social dynamics of the different Scottish ski resorts.
Donít confuse pretentious with people not being afraid to speak out when they see something dangerous like a T bar being thrown way or people jumping three lines at the M1 Q as they canít be bothered to wait like everyone else. The greatest crime in history is not to say or do anything.I would say there are probably a lot more middle class people at CG than the others, they behave just as badly as upper and lower classes, just with a different accent
an accent that can seem pretentious to others.
The important bit now after the above ramble.
How is the code of conduct and sense of responsibility reinstated? Carrot or the stick approach? What will work? / , X idea from the US, the sin bin? Any other ideas? We have abroad spectrum of mountain usesrs here, someone must have a good idea?