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post #61 of 72
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Originally Posted by Yuki View Post

Stratton has the best phony Bavarian village and clock tower there is .... hands down ... er  ... thumbs up or something.

It was amazing.  When I was walking along and closed my eyes and then opened them again ... I KNEW ... that I was in a phony Bavarian village.  It was that real.
 

Post of the year!!!!!!!  thus far at least
post #62 of 72
Charlie is free and prosecution deferred.

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_14193341
post #63 of 72
Kinda weird they can ban him from public land, even if he's complying with regulations in the future. Also fishy that the ban doesn't apply if he's a paying customer of the resorts.
post #64 of 72
They are not banning him from public land if he is in compliance with the regulations.  Pay for a lift ticket just like you and me ...

So they will drop the charges and everyone lives happily ever after. 

Good night Mother, good night father, good night Mary Ellen, good night John Boy .....

Charlie needs an old dog to complete the picture. 
post #65 of 72
How nice that for once reason prevails.

Ski in peace Charlie 2 feet of fresh snow should fall now in your honor and for your pleasure.
post #66 of 72
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Originally Posted by reshp1 View Post

Kinda weird they can ban him from public land, even if he's complying with regulations in the future. Also fishy that the ban doesn't apply if he's a paying customer of the resorts.
 


I'm glad he "got off" as easily as he did.  The charges sounded a little "trumped up".

Maybe with any luck at all things can be made a little easier for Charlie.

Here is my suggestion.  If someone here had any formal connections with a Summit County ski area MAYBE some AREA MANAGER will see fit to sell Charlie a seasons pass for $ 1.00 (even if he may be given one for his work there).  I think that would then cover his "ban".  While he still wouldn't be able to camp out on the land at least he could legally be on the land doing what he loves and had done for years.


It is odd that he can't be on Forest Service land w/o paying.  We all have the ability to go on to Forest Service land w/o paying.  All we have to do is follow the rules there and we can be there....now he can't.  Sorry....I just don't get that part.
post #67 of 72
Maybe the Forest service could give him a radio  and offer him some kind of simple job that wouldn't interfere with his skiing too much but allows him to hang around on park property legally.. Oh wait, he wouldn't pass the drug testing
post #68 of 72
 We had a burn out at the hill and the management kept him doing stuff like picking up the trash in the parking lot and such.  It was only fair since from what I understand, he was a talented instructor and burned out his brains cells at the lodge bar (not kidding) .... nice mellow "Gentle Giant".  Once on MLK day they tried to "suit him up" as a instructor and that lasted about two hours.

Charlie, probably doesn't want to work and then deal with taxes once a year and stuff.

One of my buddies had me take him for a maintenance position at the funny farm, the psych hospital, he too was a lovable bum and I was shocked when he asked me for a ride to get a job.  I looked at his application and he wrote in ... Position Applied For ...  "Leader"  and out he went!
post #69 of 72
I would guess that a new District Attorney or Judge got voted into office.  Once in office they decided to clean up the streets and go after Charlie.    Some high ranking political figure probably  said we got to do something about Charlie.  Its bad for business. 

People like Charlie are extremely prevalent in communities.  As an EMT I see nice houses on the outside but on the inside it makes you sick.  They are behind closed doors and you don't see them unless a hurricane floods an entire city and flushes them out into the open.  The problem with Charlie was he is visible, which makes him a target. 
post #70 of 72
Great article.  And very sad that they're treating him that way.

I never realized that the term "ski bum" actually referred to people like this. I didn't know people like this existed. I thought it was just a humorous phrase to describe somebody who skis a lot.   

So I found this article fascinating.  But I also feel bad for the guy, too.  Let him ski.  Leave him alone.
post #71 of 72
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Originally Posted by catskills View Post

I would guess that a new District Attorney or Judge got voted into office.  Once in office they decided to clean up the streets and go after Charlie.    Some high ranking political figure probably  said we got to do something about Charlie.  Its bad for business. 

People like Charlie are extremely prevalent in communities.  As an EMT I see nice houses on the outside but on the inside it makes you sick.  They are behind closed doors and you don't see them unless a hurricane floods an entire city and flushes them out into the open.  The problem with Charlie was he is visible, which makes him a target. 



Like I was saying: live in a small town; keep your head down. You saw that also, failed to blend in with the trees.
post #72 of 72
120 days  a year !    WOW
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