First off, I am a first time poster. I have been following this site since October and I have come to really enjoy the wide range of information that is covered here. I read this article over the weekend and figured this was bound to happen at some point; didn't know the guy although I have seen him shoveling snow and you could not miss his camper parked in the CDOT lot as you left A basin to go over Loveland Pass. Fact is, Colorado is relatively lenient when it comes to sleeping in the parking lots at ski resorts as long as it looks like you will move on. I have slept in at least 60% of them in either a reclined seat or a trailer and have had resort employees offer to plug us in for electrical power. I would doubt that Charlie resisted arrest and believe that his arrest resulted more from a paying (tourist?) customers complaint that a guy was living in the parking lot. In Colorado, the homeless are tolerated unless we have the DNC coming to town or they affect tourism. IMHO I wonder if Charlie would have been bothered had he owned some nice equipment in the lot and would have had the means to move on more regularly. Sadly, what he was doing is exactly what many of our ski pioneers have done throughout the history of our beloved sport. It is good to know that the Highland's patrol guys are standing up for him as they seem to understand that history! Powder to the peeps!
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1/13/10 at 7:39am