A very scary and surreal incident happened at Vail's blue sky basin's lift line this past weekend. As many of you know Colorado's been hit with storm after storm over the holidays opening up Vail's backside and the immense goods of blue sky basin. Fur-coated millionaires descended from their mansions and wooden toothed dreadheads alike flocked from minturn to line-up at lionshead ready to feast upon the sacred "blower".
The gondola starts spinning and the mad-dash for the backside has begun, fresh wide open bowl upon bowl gets passed up, as everyone knows the goods are all in blue sky basin. Jackets are unzipped as the fast paced skating along the cat track causes sweat droplets to develop from the brows and fog the high-priced POC and Oakley lenses. Realizing it's best to work together, they line up like sheep drafting each other to gain maximum speed. Most riders give a brief smirk at the lonesome 2 that drop into sun-up bowl. Hah, they will really be missing out.
And then it happens, after a 2 hour trek they have finally reached the bottom of blue sky basin. Feeling giddy and full of excitement they round the bend to see the lift-line no only full of people, but way past the maze, in fact the skiers and riders have developed a mexican style train, stacking skier on top of other skiers in order to conserve space. The group gives a submissive *sigh* as they crunch up next to each other like sardines. A short midwest boy shakes his head to himself thinking "what have I just gotten myself into".
Suddenly a dusting of snow develops uphill and quickly vanishes into the bright sun. The short midwest boy looks behind him to see a quiet dark figure looking uphill covered head to toe in fresh powder. They briefly make eye contact as the ninja skier shakes his head.
A brief 45 minutes pass in the lift-line before the fur-coated millionaire skates red-headed off the cat track. Huffing and puffing he's ready to quickly board the chairlift. But instead of circling to the end of the line he manages to cut his way into the maze nodding his head at the passerby's. Most of the crowd is used to this, and takes a couple steps back making way for the goliath. He grunts in approval and bends over to unbuckle his boots, poking two four year olds directly in the eye ball. "whoops" he says as he takes out his satellite phone.
Taking a photo from space he posts on his social media "look at all these chumps in my lift line, you bet they move over for me as this is my mountain!"
This was the breaking point for the ninja skier as he immediately began ollieing over the mexican train of gapers straight to the fur-coated millionaire. Tapping his back he squeezes up next to him shoulder to shoulder. Not saying a word he butters onto the tips of his skies into the most extravagant front flip that propels the tails of his skies through the middle of the millionaires 4 chins, sending him straight back to texas.
The incident happened so quickly that the majority of the crowd didn't even notice.
The ninja skier also vanished, some say he flew to texas with the man to make sure his family and relatives stay put and never click into ski bindings. Some say he used his powers to skip the lift-line and land on an open seat, riding up the chair for more sacred blower. Regardless this ninja skier is an absolute legend and I felt the need to share with you fellow members. If anyone see's the ninja skier please gather what information you can and share on this thread. He may be our only hope. Thank you ninja skier and godless.