I fucking love it. Sure it's super embarrassing if you yardsale, but from my perspective it makes me want to send it even more knowing people are watching. There's nothing better than dropping a sick line or stomping a cliff in view of the chairlift for all to see. Even falling under the lift is hilarious sometimes. Maybe it's self righteous, but it's awesome imo. I sure enjoy watching someone slay the mountain while I'm riding up.
My brother on the other hand is a huge pussy and hates skiing under the chairlift for fear of falling in front of people.