Snowboarders Sue Utah Ski Resort for Access to the Slopes

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A group of snowboarders suing to get access to a ski area east of Salt Lake City are headed to court Monday.

The snowboarders say the ban on riding in national forest land violates their constitutional rights. Alta ski area attorneys argue snowboarding is dangerous and the lawsuit “demeans the Constitution.”

Alta is one of the last ski resorts in the U.S. to ban snowboarding, a rule the boarders say is discriminatory and based on outdated stereotypes.

The ski area’s attorneys contend a snowboarder-free hill makes skiers more comfortable and doesn’t violate anyone’s rights. The U.S. Forest Service agrees.

Alta will ask U.S. District Judge Dee Benson to dismiss the lawsuit in a hearing Monday afternoon.

(Copyright 2014, KRON 4 and the Associated Press, All rights reserved.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s