it depends how long the line is at my mountain. if it's ridic long people get antsy in their pantsies and flip shit when someone "cuts" or if the lift stops because i little kid couldn't get off perfectly. if it's short it's just chill trying to get back to the top to ski some more and no one really cares if the lift has to stop.
One of the lifties at my hill is super uptight about getting 4 people on every lift. Sometimes my brother and I will just hang back so we don't have to jam on the lift with two snowboarders, only to get fucking screamed at by the psycho liftie. I just want to be like "dude, chill the fuck out, there's only 6 people behind us in line and it's a high speed lift on a hill with 180 vert. Waiting an extra 10 seconds never killed anyone."
I think the closest thing to a conflict I can remember ever seeing at Bogus was this kid that ducked under a lift line in front of a bunch of people...then apologized when they noticed and quietly went to the back of the line. hahahahah We don't really get many powder days and definitely none of that avalanche stuff though so maybe people just don't get a chance to show their powder day douchebaggery.
Lift lines at my mountain are super chill. They usually arent very long and the only people who are ever assholes are the ones who arent from around. One time two friends and i were waiting in line. After like 5 minutes theres a family behind us. It is 3 people who are clearly out of state and new to skiing; a father mother and daughter. We see another friend clipping in his skis at the end of the line and motion for him to come forward. Fill up our quad, and its all good no one gets shortchanged or anything. The Father in the family behind us yells at us and threatens to call the cops. Not ski patrol, the COPS. We just told him to chill and eventually his wife/girlfriend? calmed him down. Only bad experience i have had at my mountain in lift lines.
Welcome to Whistler on any pow day, especially early season. Too many rad shredheads, even midweek.
the lift lines where i ski kinda depend on the weather. bad weather-bad moods etc. it also depends on whose there on that day