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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:21 pm 
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A little more info: the firm they hired is fairly prominent in SLC. While I'm sure they're happy taking money from the non-profit, they certainly don't want to lose this high-profile case at the motion stage.


Not an attorney but am currently plaintiff in a case in which that firm represents defendants; they seem to not fear bold legal positions given billable clients.

I agree with Silver that merits appear weak, but suits can anchor winning campaigns; this one will be fun to watch.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:30 pm 
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I am a New Yorker but I am in Utah every year to snowboard and do a little splitting as well and I fully support the opening of Alta for boarding simply because it's Federal land and my taxes go the Federal Government. I would be happy to donate to cause. I poached Alta with my son-in-law . On the way down the slopes we were met with cheers :clap: and jeers :x and a few looks of :shock: what the heck was that.. The Ski Patrol caught up with us in the parking lot and gave us a half hearted talking to and ended it by saying that we should be able to board there. Honestly I am just tired of different groups of people nowadays that think they are special and Alta skiers are one of those groups. Ok enough rambling.

Sign me up F*&K Alta


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:45 pm 
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Did the whole split ski thing at the Ski Salt Lake Shootout a couple years ago. Went in thinking I was such a badass, came away thinking the skiers can have Alta. So. Many. Traverses. Good riddance!

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:23 pm 
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Alta is one of the last remaining U.S. ski areas that bans snowboarding, and the lawsuit claims Alta dislikes snowboarders for their allegedly reckless skiing, inconsiderate attitude, baggy clothes and their overuse of such words as "gnarly" and "radical" when describing difficult terrain.


As a snowboarder, I feel discriminated by Alta's policy by a stereotype of snowboarder counter-culture that in my case is not true! I snowboarded since 1986 and I do not fit into the snowboarder counter-culture stereotype perpetuated by Alta.

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:08 pm 
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Powder_Rider wrote:
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lawsuit claims Alta dislikes snowboarders for their allegedly reckless skiing, inconsiderate attitude, baggy clothes and their overuse of such words as "gnarly" and "radical"


I feel discriminated by Alta's policy by a stereotype of snowboarder counter-culture that in my case is not true!


I KNOW!!!

Totally not true for me either.

I mean, I don't have 2 Go Pros, but I am a very safe and conscientious snowboarder. I make sure to always use a compass, avalanche transceiver, extending shovel, headlamp, safety harness, map, and self arrest tool anywhere I go snowboarding.

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I made a very deliberate point last weekend (1/25) to demonstrate to the Alta community just how safe snowboarders can be these days. We snowboarders LOVE to ride on flat groomers!

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The ski patrol was really skeptical though, so I had to show them that snowboarders can also ski when asked to fit in with the rest of the conservatives.

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At the end of the day, the resort patrollers agreed. Snowboarders are safe, conscientious people who do not say such things as "gnarly" or "radical." Indeed, "GIVETH US FREE!!!!"

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:34 pm 
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Way to win with love and good humor SchralphMacchio . I hope you had great turns. A+ brother.

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Amazeballs. You sir are a hero.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:28 am 
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those pics with the patrollers are hilarious!! :clap: :clap:


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:14 am 
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And the first entry for Post of the Year 2014 is on the books.
Well done SchralphMacchio.


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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
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"Givith Us Gree!"

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:09 pm 
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WhitePine wrote:
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Has anyone ever gotten on the alta lifts in split/tour mode and then assembled and ridden down in board mode?

I would really enjoy seeing some snowboarding at alta this winter, especially with all the attention these blue blood, old school, elitists are getting.

Maybe a coordinated split board attack on alta?

I've talked to some guides who have ridden up on the lifts in tour mode. Then let them as long as they are only accessing the backcountry.

Jake Burton sent a challenge out to people to film snowboarders poaching skier-only resorts. One of my good friends put together a video. They dropped in by ducking a rope at Snowbird while wearing never-nude cutoffs and gave suckers to all the skiers. It was pretty funny.
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ImOOS29CGM[/youtube]

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 Post subject: Re: Snowboarders sue to ride with skiers at Alta resort
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:12 pm 
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Maybe not. I give up.


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