or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Snowboarders are not a protected class it seems
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Snowboarders are not a protected class it seems  

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Appeals court backs ban on snowboarders at Utah ski resort​:

 

https://www.yahoo.com/news/appeals-court-backs-ban-snowboarders-utah-ski-resort-183744636.html?nhp=1

 

And yea, the title should say "it". Can't change the title in edit, IT seems.

 

Mod note: FIFY

post #2 of 13
I thought that fight had ended ages ago!
post #3 of 13
It's America - fights never truly end! This was the appellate division upholding the prior lower court ruling. Complete bunch of crap, all of it.
post #4 of 13

I'm amazed that someone would throw away all of the money and time it took to pursue this case.

post #5 of 13

Strictly speaking, snowboarders are not banned from the resort. They are not allowed to ride the lifts. I spoke with a Goldminer's Daughter employee carrying a board back to the employee housing part of the lodge a couple of years ago. He said he rides at Snowbird and has never been hassled for coming back to Alta at the end of the day via the Mt. Baldy crossover from the top of the tram. He just couldn't ride the Alta lifts, which he seemed OK with.

post #6 of 13

These snowboarders are not very creative. Their money would have been better spent, not on lawyers but on Snowbird lift tickets and the bus ride from Alta back to Snowbird after accessing Alta via the crossover.

 

Or better yet ride the Alta lifts using a detached split board and have the media tag along to write up the story. Street theatre, or should I say slopeside theatre and the threat of a law suit would have been more effective than an actual law suit. Cheaper as well.

post #7 of 13
Is a split board allowed on the Alta lift? I would think not since it's a snowboard.
Monos are ok?
post #8 of 13

I think they should be a protected group... Under the Americans With DISABILITIES Act!:newkeyboard: 

 

Snowboarders aren't able to ride standard lifts without considerable discomfort due to the crooked board hitting the skis and boards of riders next to them.  

 

Resorts ought to be required to add special chairs with angled seats to all existing lifts designed to accommodate snowboarders.:rules: 


Edited by crgildart - 4/19/16 at 7:01pm
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Is a split board allowed on the Alta lift? I would think not since it's a snowboard.
Monos are ok?

 

A split board is probably not allowed, but a skilled activist might be able to get past a unsuspecting, not too observant liftie.

post #10 of 13

Fascinating, even made news on the website of NPR . . . in North Carolina. ;)

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/19/474878983/court-upholds-snowboarding-ban-at-utah-ski-resort

post #11 of 13
Is this the penultimate nail in the coffin for snowboarding?
post #12 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tog View Post

Is this the penultimate nail in the coffin for snowboarding?


Haven't you heard?  Older snowboarders are switching to skis . . . so they can help their kids learn to ski. :rolleyes

post #13 of 13

mod note: please use the thread in the skiing news forum to discuss. Locking this thread.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
This thread is locked  
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Snowboarders are not a protected class it seems