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Rico in AZ
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If your gonna poach some lines at a closed resort check with the local law-forest service (who provides the lease), the resort mgmt., and maybe local sherrif’s office. In my neck of the woods, usually the best snow and access is from the ski area. I skin up for runs all the time, early season, late season, before/after closing hours. At my local hill, resort mgmt. are known as a bunch of snow nazi’s, sometimes closing the access road complete with a stationed sherrif deputy. But mostly boarders/skiers are allowed to use the area’s runs.

Infact I’m happy to report, that even with our 2nd worst winter ever, I skinned up for runs after closing, and had some great runs. Best day was 4/6, skinned for and hour, run down 1500′ vert in a foot of fresh at sunset. Awesome. What I love about using the ski area after closing, is that it’s like having a backstage pass to your favorite band.