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Forest Service Sides With Alta Snowboarding Ban

In the ongoing battle over the Alta snowboarding ban the US Forest Service has sided with the ski resort, essentially arguing that snowboarders’ mere presence on a ski hill presents a “legitimate safety concern” for skiers above and beyond the risk posed by other skiers. While there may be discriminatory or differential treatment, the Forest…

Michigan Ski Areas Closing This Week

A little rain never hurt anybody, unless you’re a ski area, in which case a few days of mellow temps and light rain are apparently enough to kill the season. Most smaller ski areas in Michigan had gone to weekends only operations, and were poised to operate on a day-by-day basis, but as of only…