Skiers, Snowboarders, and the Fight Over Alta
Thursday, we’re talking about the fight to force Alta Ski Area to open its slopes to snowboarders. Once banned at ski resorts across the country, snowboarding is now outlawed at just three, two of them in Utah. A suit filed earlier this year against Alta claims the resort discriminates against snowboarders. As both sides wait for a U.S. District Court judge to rule, we’ll explore the differences between skiing and snowboarding, and we want to hear from you. Is there a good reason to restrict a resort to skiers only?
- Derek Taylor is a freelance adventure sports writer and a former editor of Powder magazine.
- Josh Scheuerman is an SLC-based artist and the former snowboard ambassador for Ski Utah.