Ducking Ropes to be Criminalized in Washington StateBy Rocky Thompson on April 8th, 2011
The state house in Washington voted to make it illegal to ski on clearly marked closed runs. Those caught will receive a $1000 fine and have a misdemeanor on their record. They could also lose their season pass, which is as much a hit to the pocketbook. Now the bill has to work its way back through the senate and get signed to law (that’s how it works, right?), and all signs point to this happening. Washington – making skiers outlaws again. Every other state take note, it is not currently illegal to duck ropes and ski out of bounds (though it is unwise).