I haven't skied inbounds for the better part of the last decade, but this year I got myself a pass and have been hot lapping chairlifts all winter. I forgot how annoying it is when people come into a face from the side and traverse all the way across the landing zones of a cliff band just to put two turns in 'over there'.
Today we had a decent dust on crust - enough to make things smooth, but the crust was still very much there. The conditions on their own allowed for cliff drops with a good steep landing to be good to go today - until of course there were a bunch of traverse tracks immediately after the landing pockets, which got me thinking.
Basically every terrain park these days has signs plastered everywhere explaining proper etiquette (don't stand in blind spots, don't hit the rail kickers sideways, call your drop, etc...). What if ski hills started doing the same at the top of cliff zones. Deep down I know that it would be for not and traversers gonna traverse, but it was a thought that came to me while on the chairlift and I figured I'd start a conversation on NS about it.
100% of the people that traverse across the bottom of a cliff band probably don't even realize the issue they are causing so maybe, just maybe, if there were signs explaining why it is annoying they might listen?