Colorado Ski Resorts Formalize Uphill Skinning RulesBy Steve Casimiro on November 15th, 2012
They aren’t charging admission…yet. But several Colorado resorts, including Keystone, Vail, Loveland, A-Basin, Copper, all of Aspen Ski Co.’s hills, and Winter Park are setting down formal guidelines for the skiers who show up every morning for pre-dawn skins to the tops of their resorts. It’s happening in part because workers on these mountains need to know who’s out there, which is why there are guidelines being issued that aren’t part of typical lift-ticket protocol. For instance, the need to wear reflective clothing so the headlights of a snowmobile or cat can highlight skinners, a headlamp requirement, whether or not you can bring your pooch, and other rules, including specifying uphill approaches to cordon off skin lines. The future may include required passes, too: Loveland, Sunlight, and Crested Butte already require them. Via Denver Post.
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