Little context beforehand: The college I went to owns a ski area. They offer ski patrol training as a physical education class. This results in the ski patrol at a tiny midwest ski area acting like they are big shots out west instead of just volunteers. I worked at the ski area all 4 years of school on park crew. Ski patrol was hated by all the employees due to a lot of things. The ski area has a cool bowl with a ridge running right under our main lift. That ridge had a fence line separating two bowls pretty much. Late season it gets real nicely formed so you can boost over the fenceline. Was sending it massive all day long, was getting cheers from the lift from ski patrollers (college aged taking the class). Well, some crotchety boomer patroller got pissed off and said he would take my pass if I did it again. This was my 3rd year as an employee. Boss loved me, general manager loved me, mtn ops manager loved me, etc. So I waited at the top till I say the boomer patroller, made eye contact with him, and dropped in. Sent it huuuuge, skied on down to the park. Patroller catches up to me, jabs his ski pole between my legs.
Boomer Patroller Screaming: "Give me your fucking pass."
Me: "Chill out, I work here."
Boomer Patroller: "Lets go see the manager then and pull your pass."
Me (knowing I am a loved employee): "Fucking bet."
We both ski down and run into the mtn ops manager. Boomer patroller explains the situation and mtn ops manager asks me if this is true. I say yeah, tell him about the patroller jabbing his ski pole at me and generally being a dick. Mtn ops manager tells the patroller to fuck off. Tells me afterwards to chill out on jumping the ridge for now. I was on the clock for the entire thing so later that day I go into the groomer barn to clock out. All the operation employees in the barn start laughing when I walked in. As I said earlier, the employees hate ski patrol there. They were dying from how pissed off the boomer patroller was and wanted me to keep jumping the fence. All in all great day and cemented my feelings towards Midwest ski patrollers.
The jump in question:
My thoughts on midwest ski patrol:
**This post was edited on Oct 1st 2021 at 2:24:09pm
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