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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:44 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:49 am 
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Cascade, it has all been done and done again for the suit as well. Next headline will be Alta requires approval for more lifts and terrain to handle burgeoning skier and boarder numbers. I will take my little boarders 7 and 10 up to the albion side occasionally if they open.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:51 pm 
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I once asked a forest service person who spoke at a Wasatch Planning Committee how they justified heli skiing in such a densely populated spot so close to the the main canyon highways, knowing it only benefitted a few while negatively affecting so many others experience. Those of which are primarily the locals who pay the local taxes and are invested in their mtns. I thought his response was interesting, he said to the effect they/he/Forrest Service have to consider the needs of all the people across the nation that includes the New Yorker who wants to come to Utah and go heli skiing because this is National Forrest. Seems like they've forgotten the needs of their local snowboarders who wants to access their public lands


The Forest Service guy was right. They are National Public lands.
They are supported through federal taxes and user fees.
So to me the guy in New jersey Kicking down 120K a year for 20 years and paying 15-20K in Federal taxes every year has a whole lot more right to be there than the 22 year old living in his Subbie who spent 4 years working at McDonalds that grew up in Sandy


Edit to add: we agree on the Heliskiing though. The Wasatch is way too small for that


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:51 pm 
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+1 for legalizing it.

I've been to Alta a number of times back when I skied and I can say it is indeed a kick ass mountain. Seeing as I hardly ever ride in UT, access to a new mountain is not my main motive. I'm just sick of the skier vs. boarder war. If there was a snowboarder only mountain, I would be all for allowing skiers. The rivalry is dumb...if any given one of us chose to ski we'd have a blast (eventually) and if any skiers chose to snowboard they'd have a fun too.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 7:22 pm 
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This made me want to go there the first day it opens to snowboarders just to say fuck you.



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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
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I tour pretty regularly along the backside of Alta and have been tempted to drop in a time or two. But it's hard to justify riding tracked out bowls when there's so much good stuff on the other side.

I think making uptracks would get you escorted off the mountain by patrol. However, there are plenty of backcountry access points with some nice touring along the way. Some from LCC and some from BCC (Brighton and Solitude).

A coordinated drop in would be a lot of fun. Especially on the weekend.


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i would participate in something like that. i can see it now..

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I'll start by saying that I support snowboarding at Alta. But if they are forced to allow snowboarding, will they also have to allow snowbikes, sleds, hikers, and anyone else who wants to use that area? Between this crap, farming turns in the backcountry, smog, shitty beer, and all the oppressive laws, I don't know how you Utards do it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
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Damn, Fustercluck be hitting the nail on the head once again. Perfect.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:37 am 
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shitty beer

Ha, ha... haven't been here for a while huh? Truth is our breweries kick serious ass and our poor air quality is due in large part to transplanted hipsters from the cool places.
BTW fuck Alta, I'm not a fan of moguls or the prevailing holier than thou attitude

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fustercluck wrote:
shitty beer

Ha, ha... haven't been here for a while huh? Truth is our breweries kick serious ass


Agree, there's some damn fine brew coming out of UT.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
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Damn, Fustercluck be hitting the nail on the head once again. Perfect.


+1

I hope this happens solely so I can enjoy all the entertaining gopro footage of opening day hostilities. Just to see the faces on all the butt hurt nazi skiers would be priceless.

And please, no UT or CO beer can touch the good breweries of CA (and OR). Maritime beer ftw.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
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Free da clownwire movement. Snooooozzzzzeeee


yeah gotta second cptain burn N turn king kick turn spicolli.

let the da douches have Alta...it's a resort...aren't we splitters?

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