Yesterday roomie and I pull up to the lower lot at timberline and park next to where you ride out. Were sitting getting our gear on when a older guy skis up and immediately tells my buddy to move his car away from his to another spot in the parking lot "because I don't want snowboarders and skiers hitting my car walking through the lot, your car is way to close" mind you with the door wide open there was still a half foot gap between us. So I tell him politely absolutely not there's a massive parking lot you chose to park here move your car if you don't want people close to you. He flips the fuck out saying how were dick heads and since he has his boots on that we have no respect for him. At this time a couple boarders a few cars up start yelling at him as well telling him to chill the hell out. He keeps raging and we explain to him how its absurd to ride up to the parking lot and tell someone to move their car but he is red in the face with all logic out the window so I try to de escalate it by telling him "sorry that you're upset man, respect gets respect I hope you have a good day skiing and cheer up, put a smile on have some tacos and a beer enjoy yourself" that spurted a long train of obscenities and angry arm waving as he stormed off to go click in again.
I seriously don't understand how some people can be such dicks on the hill. I ride to get away from drama like that and problems in everyday life its really irritating when you go to ride and have some dad going nuclear over nothing at all. Has anyone else had to deal with irate older folks on the hill? Share your stories.