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    Posted: May/26/2012 at 1:45am
A skier at Sun Peaks this year skied straight into me on a near empty slope and broke my finger. I wasn't even moving at the time. I was on the side of the run talking to my friend.
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  Quote belleayre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/26/2012 at 2:15am
Originally posted by Lux

^ this is really the major point here. I usually switch over to either foot so that I can see uphill into merging skiers/riders, but there are times when I don't and I've had somebody fly into me because they were bombing the hill. I can't twist my neck 270 degrees to look out for these folks. I was on my brand new snowboard for less than 40 seconds off the lift and his skis had slashed my topsheet. It won't matter if they ski or board, people are inconsiderate altogether.

You go down the whole mountain toeside? My instructor had a few arguments with skiers who thought he "cut them off" as he was carving across the hill at high speed. Not all skiers understand that downhill riders have the right of way. That said, I think it's smart to look up the hill as you go across. 
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  Quote snowboardslider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/06/2012 at 4:34am
as has been said before, I always try to be vigilant of other skies/riders wherever they are on the mountain. 
Personal experience: I was riding in Vermont, sitting with a bunch of snowboarders, waiting to drop into a super pipe. A skier came and literally jumped over/through our group of 8 people. However, snowboarders can, believe it or not, annoy skiers also. I just did a report on this, and I have been snowboarding for 10 years...I've done some things, mostly unintentionally. Snowboarders sit to strap in at the top of a slope without staying to the side. I've seen a group of about 20 literally blocking the trail.

in conclusion, be courteous!
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  Quote barnyard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/02/2012 at 7:16am
Anyone who is careless on the mountain sucks - doesn't matter if its a skier or boarder or biker.
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  Quote highway12south Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/02/2012 at 8:16am
Originally posted by barnyard

Anyone who is careless on the mountain sucks - doesn't matter if its a skier or boarder or biker.

Quoted for truth
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This is such a one sided post. I am a skier and snowboarder and I can say from personal experience that snowboarders are more careless going down the slopes than skiers and I think it's because there are more younger people boarding compared to skiing. And if u think snowboarders don't ram into you while waiting in the slope lines you're definitely wrong also
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  Quote steezemisterr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/28/2013 at 10:51am
Being careless has nothing to do with whether you're a skier or a boarder, it's all just a mind set. You can't judge a whole group by the actions of few. I honestly see no difference in the amount of careless skiers vs. careless snowboarders.
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  Quote magichc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/05/2013 at 6:44am
Originally posted by steezemisterr

Being careless has nothing to do with whether you're a skier or a boarder, it's all just a mind set. You can't judge a whole group by the actions of few. I honestly see no difference in the amount of careless skiers vs. careless snowboarders.

Seriously, people are so stupid and naive when they said either snowboarders or skiers suck. It's both!! Just because you're a snowboarder you think all skiers are like that. I do both and there are tons of times when I have a board on and the boarder behind me keeps hitting me. Man, I'm sick of boarders thinking skiers are careless
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I think it's a matter of being able to predict other people's movement... as well as giving people ample space should your prediction be wrong.

I find that the most potential danger isn't from people being careless, but rather from people who aren't aware of their surroundings. 

There have been many times when I almost crashed into someone who stopped suddenly. 
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I think its really hard to predict how a noob skiier moves on the mountain - they can swerve all of a sudden or stop right in front of you. The worst is when they swing their ski poles all over the place while in the lift line. If it wasnt for goggles my eyes would be toast.
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It's hard to predict any noob, skier or snowboarder. They can turn at unexpected times and just fall at any moment. I just stay away from other people as much as I can. Because even the more advanced skiers/riders can do stupid things out of the blue. But, getting nailed at the lift line by ski poles...can't do much about that. Cry
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