I used to date this lady who was an avid skier. She was and probably is a big time Alta-prideful rider. That's the kind way to put it. A bit snobbish about her riding habits would be another way to put it.
I skied for one season and then picked up a snowboard and never went back. It was a Forum 154, wide board with Ralph Steadman artwork on it from "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." A heavy, but epic board.
Anyway, I was proud with my new board, so when I asked her if she would like to go riding together I was met with, "Snowboarders are slow and you can't ride Alta." The slow part I may have been able to compete with, but not the Alta part. I can say her response revealed where I stood with her socio-economically and legally. Sometimes life delivers those lessons in blunt ways.
It seems the lawsuit fought on the grounds that it was some sort of modern, affluent prejudice against those who ride the on one stich will not get the privilege of the hill East of Snowbird. The judge basically said the law's road map didn't draw a path for snowboarders to Alta.
The good new is we still have Snowbird, Brighton, Beaver, Snowbasin and all the other civilized resorts. It's better there. People ride hard and in harmony at those mountains.
Read the pro's report on it here.
Or just watch it.
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