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Alta is one of three remaining ski resorts in America that prohibits snowboarders, along with nearby competitor Deer Valley and Vermont’s Mad River Glen.

“Went to Alta to see what skiers thought about opening Alta to snowboarding. It was like going back in time to the 1980s.” - by SnowboardAlta

Read more at Alta IS For Skiers | Official Response From Alta

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216 Comments

  1. Big C says:

    The true “AXIS of EVIL” …….ALTA – DEER VALLEY – MAD RIVER GLEN. The problem with ALTA is there “HIPPYCRITS”.

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    • BIgger Sky says:

      Why would snowboarders even want to ride alta with dicks like this. I get that snowboarders “butcher the snow” but so do shitty skiers. The “loud anoying teenagers”, skiers have that to in park rats. and getting hit and taken out? skiers will pull that shit too. I think what these people really want to keep is that rustic, classic culture that Alta has kept so well. they should just be nicer in saying it.

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    • steve says:

      i like this site, but judging from the comments section the readership seem to be mostly angry 16 year old morons. But i digress. Mad River and Alta are arguably the best ski areas in their regions in part because of the lack of snowboarding.

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      • Hoverboard says:

        Hahahahassaaa
        Mad River is rad because it is Mad River. Good people, a rad single chair and it is in Vermont.
        Snowboarders don’t make a mountain bad, asshole skiers bring a shitty vibe and stink eye what they do not agree with.

        Poach MRG!!

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      • Anonymous says:

        Not everyone on Unofficial is a 16 year old moron. Not every snowboarder is a reckless, out of control, weed smoking douche. Not every skier is a pompous asshole. But you…

        I’ve been cut off by skiers and snowboarders alike. The problem isn’t with WHAT you’re riding, the problem is WHO is controlling any type of snow sport device without regard to their own safety, or the safety of others. If I see a 70 year old skier who is being reckless, I will treat them the same as a 16 year old snowboarder who is doing the same and I will pull their pass.

        Also, please capitalize your “I’s” if you’re going to act better than other people.

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      • MRG says:

        Mad River Glen… Ski it if you have to.

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      • Dane says:

        100% true. Saying “snowboarders ruin snow when they ride” is the same as saying “smokers produce smoke when they smoke”

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      • Anonymous says:

        Snowboarding is reserved for folks who simply don’t know how to ski, or don’t know how to ski well. I truly believe that — I grew up skiing, and then decided to try snowboarding. I snowboarding for a few years, and become a pretty good rider. However, I eventually went back to skiing, and finally un-locked the secret to skiing well — you tube videos!!

        The rush you get carving on skis — snowboarding couldn’t even dream of touching! Remember this simple point — skiing your body goes with the turn, snowboarding your body goes against the turn.

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    • KingMe says:

      At least the skiers at MRG know how to carry their skis.

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    • I’m 58 and have been snowboarding for 13 years. I am part of a growing crowd because families ski/board and they have to pick a resort that does both. There are plenty of other resorts out there. Let the skiers have their three resorts where they can feel superior. I go boarding multiple times each year and I am staying in Park City for a month this year and I make good money, but Alta and Deer Valley won’t be seeing any of it. Taos finally caved and I visited them last year.

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      • Angry Squirrel says:

        I’m 41 and have snowboarded in Utah for 21 years. 4 years ago i discovered skiboarding. I could now ski(board) at Alta. I still won’t/can’t because Alta won’t allow me to snowboard. I’ve heard rumors that I could ride my split board up the lift in ski mode, then switch to snowboard. If this is why I own a spilt board, I have issues only acute lead poisoning can cure.

        P.S. Skiboards? Really! check out Revel8′s Rockered Condor skiboards These are unlike any snowlerblade you have seen.Other squirrels are riding them with snowboard boots/bindings in deep powder…..I could completely fuck with the skiers at Alta…..If someone gave me a pass to Alta?….”Luke, come to the Darkside”……

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        • snowlerblader says:

          Wooooo! Skiboards! I wouldn’t go to Alta out of principle as well. I’m an inliner from Florida who discovered skiboards upon going to college farther north. And I have friends and family who snowboard, and know a lot of great people who ski or snowboard. I also know a lot of douchebags… who ski or snowboard. Not sure how one type of snow riding plank “butchers the snow” more than another; (yes it may be easier with a snowboard, I’m aware) it’s really the person who controls it.

          Rockered condors are on my list, right now I have been hitting backcountry runs on my KTPs and having a blast. I can go through tight tree runs that skiers and snowboarders can’t even dream about.

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    • matthew says:

      cruise up with a splitboard set up on the chair, then snowboard down ahhaha

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  2. Foley says:

    Wouldn’t even want to shred there if those are the dickheads I would be encountering

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  3. jah says:

    alta is for skiers? more like assholes

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  4. pleb says:

    Most of those gapers can’t even carry their skis properly.

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    • B-Nuts says:

      Haha, seriously, can any of the gapes at Alta carry their skis right? Wondering if it was edited to show only gapers who can’t carry their skis correctly. Funny stuff.

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  5. ortiz says:

    They steal all the power?? couldn’t a skier beat you to it just the same. Damn IDIOTS in Alta

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  6. brobrah says:

    Look guys. its a tradition. The old owner left it in his will and if its only 1 of 3 mountains left in the US that are skiers only, look at all the mountains you still have. Its 1 mountain. Just accept it and go snowboard at snowbird.

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    • Cupcake Ice Cream says:

      Look guys. Discrimination is a tradition. The old owner left these slaves to his wife in his will and if it’s only a 1 of 3 slave owners left in the US that have black slaves, look at all the non-slave owners you have. It’s 1 slave owner. Just accept it and go be equal somewhere else.

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    • Big C says:

      LOL, It’s attitudes like that that belong in the old south my friend, it would be like me saying you have brown skin, you cant come here, it’s only 1 of 3 places left that don’t allow brown skin. just accept it,

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    • yobrobra says:

      dont use my call sign if you’re going to say retarded shit you fuckin’ retard!

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  7. Drag Knucks says:

    Can’t wait for a rich shredder to open a snowboard -only mountain. I can only imagine the backlash if the current tables were turned…

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    • sades says:

      that’d be gay

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    • Powederfool says:

      Hey, that is what I’ve been thinking all along. Why not have a rad area for boarders only. Keep out those dumb ass skiers who can’t even figure out how to carry a pair of skis. Nobody to holler at you when you flubadub the chair so you can burn one with your homey. No stupid skiers who make the same turns every time in your way as you mach down the mountain getting air off of an imperceptible bump in the snow. No dumb-ass two-planker trying to make time with you saggy-pants girlfriend. What a great place it would be!! Maybe someday some boarder (How about it, Sean) will have enough geddas to buy a slick resort like maybe Heavenly Valley and make it only for snowboarders!!

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      • CCC says:

        A snowboard only resort would never be a successful business model.

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      • Anonymous says:

        Hey bro,
        I am a ski racer and I think that snowboarders and skiers are alike. I am being offended by the comments about not even being able to carry skis right or hzving a gaper gap because if you Acually care you don’t have a gaper gap and you Learn to carry your skis right. If you just ignor alta and prefer equality just come to Snowbird you can board or ski or split board or whatever. I know it sounds like a commercial but it is kinda true. Why do you care so much about Alta when Snowbird has better slopes and snowboarders are allowed.

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    • bigsteeze says:

      They should let skiers in if their pants are baggy enough, though.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Why? i’m a skier and i would’nt ever want to go to a snowboard only mountain. that would suck. I mean, half the reason it would exist is out of spite anyway.

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  8. cool says:

    its funny because most of the skiers shown i bet are far worst and more of a hazard then any snowboards they were mostly all gapers….

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  9. JackyBoy says:

    Pretentious Snobs

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  10. thew says:

    I fail to see this as “discrimination” and I’m so tired of hearing that word used and misused so frequently. You’re all welcome at Alta, just cut your board in half. Problem solved. It’s really not that difficult to learn how to enjoy both sports. I love my Salomon X-Screams for bumps and icy days, and I love my oldschool Sims Ace for powder days. If you are that up in arms over a mountain refusing you to ride your board there, why not look into opening your own mountain for boarders only. You probably won’t get too much of a fight from skiers that you are being biased at all.
    As far as why these people don’t want snowboarders on their hill, there are some valid reasons. In lift lines, boarders always seem to creep up and scratch up the skis/board of the person in front of them. At the top of the hill, we have to congregate and sit there to strap back in. We are notorious for finding epic rollers and playing on them all day, and sitting on the slope in the middle of everything until we get our shot. And, most boarders learn to adapt to the blind side behind them, but there are still an assload of them who have no idea whats behind them when they go to carve heelside.
    It’s all fine by me, let these pretentious assholes give Alta the bad rap, I’ll stick to Loveland, Vail, and all the epic areas in Colorado that don’t care if you’re one a board, monoski, skis, or a bike.

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    • O'Doyle Rules! says:

      What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    • Phil says:

      “Epic areas in Colorado”, haha.

      Most of these people probably only ride Alta one or two days a year. It’s not discrimination, it’s a business decision. Alta isn’t losing money hand over foot like most resorts are these days, so they have no reason to change. Calling them slaveowners or whatever else doesn’t change it.

      Any person can ride Alta, but they have to be on skis. Just like you couldn’t ride up the Tram with a tube, or drive your sled straight up Big Emma. Nobody is calling them Nazis for this.

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    • Anonymous says:

      People like you are funny. And biased.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I’m sorry, sir. But your opinion became moot when you put “epic” and “Vail” in the same sentence.

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  11. thew says:

    Sorry, your second note didn’t show up until I hit the refresh button. I just fail to see this as a so-called “discrimination.”

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  12. ValMang says:

    Its the same as Augusta not allowing women to play golf there… which if you have ever been stuck behind a 4some of women, you know to be awesome.
    Its discrimination yes, but a totally acceptable kind. (not saying Augusta’s women-less policy is acceptable, a debate for another time)
    Its snowboarding, not women’s suffrage. Chill out.

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    • Hardcore Polewhacker says:

      Augusta invited Condaliza(spelling?) Rice to join. They have not only broken the gender, but the race barrier. I think she declined to preserve tradition.

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    • PoachMadRiver says:

      Women are now accepted at Augusta. Thank you for sharing your ignorance. And by the way this is COMPLETE IGNORANCE at its finest. Listen to the people in this video! Listen to A-hole skiers at your local mountain ramble about why they don’t like snowboarders! This is the same butthole that gets all huffy puffy on a weekend powder day. You know who you are. It just makes me laugh that skiing has always been more about social tiering then the fun of it. I ski rossignol bla bla bla’s and you suck cause you don’t. They should just outlaw skiing on every mountain. Sorry for my ignorance to ignorance.

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  13. dirty hoar says:

    If I heard they finally allowed it, I would chopper on in there, set their skis on fire and bang their girlfriends.

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  14. NAF says:

    I’m a skier.
    I skied Alta 75+ days a year for 3 years not all too long ago.
    I don’t get why MRG and Deer Valley don’t allow snowboarding. I might get why Alta doesn’t. I think Alta’s concern revolves around the amount of single track traversing at Alta. Good snowboarders might be OK on them. But average snowboards could be disastrous. If you’re a snowboarder and not familiar with Alta’s single track traverses, they can be tricky. This may not be 100% accurate but I’ve been lead to believe that Alta was an early adopter of snowboards but it didn’t work out because boarders needed to bootpack so many of the traverses. Yeah, the good ones might be fine, but the “average” ones (and most visitors to such resorts are “average”) could really clog up the works and piss off a lot of people. I don’t know if it’s true or not but I think that’s where they are coming from.
    And finally, you can take your “USFS” argument and shove it straight up your ass. They have a lease on the land to manage the land. Most ski areas are on USFS land and uses are often prohibited (like uphill traffic). If we took the “USFS” argument to the extreme we’d have mountain bikers and snow shoers all over ski areas in the dead of winter. And golfers practicing their wedge shots onto your favorite single track in the summer. Hell even the National Park Service is allowed to restrict the type of uses on it’s lands.
    Get over it.

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    • Hoverboard says:

      Publuc land should be public and open to ALL acceptable uses. As far as a ski resort -> snowboarding falls into that acceptable use. Don’t be a dope and think biking and golf work out there on the slopes. That is just a crew of gapers who can’t ski/ board well and want some pics of them doing something “cool” on the hill to show their office buddies for the next month.
      mountains that operate on public lands should be required to allow all reasonable activities. This is why you see jackholes with free heals and shoes going up hill too.
      Open all of the land to all reasonable uses.
      Don’t be a close minded puts. Boarders are fucking your daughter in the hottub anyway. Let them ride the snow too.

      MRG is to rad to ever allow snowboarding. We will just poach it when we feel the urge. That place should always stay skier only.
      Single chair love-

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    • Dexter says:

      you my friend are the winner

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    • brian says:

      good points. i think alta was actually the first (or one of the first) resorts to allow snowboarding officially. annnnnnnd then they quickly changed their minds, since snowboarding got started as a pretty punk/counter culture type thing. im sure they sucked.

      and the traversing would be disastrous with snowboards, which is probably why they would say “this place sucks” after they got over the novelty of the new mountain

      and yes, the forest service can and very frequently and strictly controls how you can use the land. hell, 2 canyons over there is mountain biking allowed only on even numbered days. discrimination (or that infamous alta swastika logo) is pretty misguided.

      for the record, i ski and snowboard

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    • Anonymous says:

      True, I remember the snowboarding experiment at Alta. The flats were booted out. Both sides of Alta have big flat areas, if you don’t know the mountain you get stuck. This was during the same season that Brighton made you get a permit to snowboard, and that was only good on the Milly side. I ski and ride. Boarders aren’t missing much at Alta.

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    • snowlerblader says:

      just wanted to address the comment about mountain bikers – I knwo you said “in the dead of winter”, but it hints at the perception that mountain bikers “erode more” or “tear up trails”. Mtbs need about 9-15 inches of singletrack to ride on. Footpaths are easily double that. I good mountain biker is lower impact than anything but air travel. Yeah, noobs can skid all over. But on trails that are gnarly, you won’t have to worry about noobs at all. Just speaking for all the mountain bikers out there who get lumped in with the moto guys

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  15. Hardcore Polewhacker says:

    I have learned how to ski just to get out to Alta one day. I have since gotten my level to one that I am stoked because I will be making a Utah trip this season finally. It is amazing to me that people really bitch about this.

    The main issue that I can see people bitching about, and the way it was explained to me by an old time friend: To get to all of the sick stuff, it is traverse 10 yards, take a step up etc. To get to the better stuff, it is just not that accessible to snowboarders, at which point, the boot pack destroys the traverse route.

    I ski and ride now. I learned to ski to SKI Alta. I have no bias one way or the other. People just need to get a straw and suck it the fuck up. Take a skin track if you have too. Just my 2 cents

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  16. Anonymous says:

    someone take split board, just to mess with them

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  17. Sean says:

    I honestly feel that snowboarders should be allowed to snowboard at alta. I have met just as many asshole skiers as i have snowboarders.

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  18. !!! says:

    PUBLIC LAND.

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  19. !!! says:

    Just go to Deer Valley you f*ckin wankers

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  20. brightoncat7 says:

    Meh, who cares. Plenty o mountain out there… Alta is amazing just the way it is. I’d rather eat dirt than be out on the High T on a board. Geesh. Anyhoo, the Bird is the word. Let it snow. Btw, BCC sucks, don’t go there ;)

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  21. Hmm. says:

    I agree lets make just snowboarding mountains. The Bird should be snowboarders only. Like back in the day when the black sat in the back and had there own drinking fountain. And If I want to Go practice my chip shots in the woods onto your single track I will because I can!

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  22. nhe says:

    split board it !

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  23. coldsmokewrangler says:

    Snowboarders are more than welcome at Alta, they just have to ski while they’re there. See, problem solved.

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  24. Ski Bum says:

    The protected classes for anti discrimination in the U.S. are:
    1. Race, Color, national origin.
    2. Sex, gender, equal pay, etc.
    3. Religion.
    4. Family status, sexual preference.
    5. Age with some exceptions.
    6. Disability, including AIDS.

    That’s it! No protection for snowboarders! It’s Alta’s business and they can run it the way they want. They have a U.S. Forest Service permit that allows them to exclude snowboarders.
    Nice post, funny video, but I hope Alta remains a skier’s only mountain. Obviously they do a lot of business with skiers that come there because there are no snowboarders. I think the video clearly shows how most people feel there. Never say never, but I think the Mountain Dew crowd has a tough road to hoe on this one! Sorry Dude!!!!!!

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    • BIgger Sky says:

      see that mentality is almost the issue. The “Mountain Dew Crowd” now includes the same young teenage hooligans the snowboarding attracted in the late 90′s/early 2000′s. Those people who ski at Alta to escape that are completely misinformed, as it sounds like you are. It is Alta’s right to exclude them, but like i said earlier they don’t have to be so rude about it. They could simply say, “We have no real reason to hate you, but we’re bigots and assholes.” At least it would be honest.

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      • Ski Bum says:

        Either way, Alta has the right to run their business the way they want. The people that ski at Alta to “escape” the boarders do it not to just escape the “attitude”, but rather to escape the many snowboarders who have no respect for others, can’t control their board, clog the lift lines and grab the ropes to balance, run into people, clog the and on/off ramps, swear, litter, make that annoying scraping sound when skidding out of control, among many other things that snowboarders are famous for. Is it all snowboarders? No, it is not. Unfortunately however, many snowboarders, because they didn’t learn to ski first have no concept of mountain manners, rules of who has the right of way, consideration for others, safety, courtesy, and skiers want a couple of resorts to escape all that. Alta has made a business plan and capitalizes on it. Snowboarders have brought this mistrust themselves by their behaviour. Wanting to have a skiers only mountain is not being a “bigot” and the fact that you have to use the word “asshole” proves my point. I admire good snowboarders and share many mountains with them. This debate from my point of view, is only about whether Alta has the right to run their business the way they want to on their U.S. Forest Service lease. If you and others have a problem with it, you can make comments to the USFS next time their lease comes up. That’s your right. Until then…

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        • BIgger Sky says:

          i guess i just feel like i know skiers who have that exact same attitude, maybe just less. I don’t feel like alta is breaking some discrimination law, but i also feel like the lack of a terrain park would prevent snowboarders who choose to exude that persona from even being interseted in coming to Alta. It would just be another guy who loves riding pow. But, in the end, its alta’s right to run their mountain however they want.

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        • MNicholson says:

          You sir are a sadly misinformed judgmental dinosaur. I used to ski before trying snowboarding and that has no basis at all about who displays mountain etiquette. I have seen an equal amount of idiots from both sides. Your desire to keep some public land to yourself is the real reason for your baseless argument. I have no desire at all to ride your pathetic mountain but none the less I felt compelled to point out your hypocrisy and ignorance… You’re welcome! :)

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          • Ski Bum says:

            Dear MNicholson,

            I’m not a regular or local Alta skier. I have only skied there twice. I have no desire to keep any private land to myself. I merely am pointing out, quite correctly, that Alta, as a company, has the right to run their business the way they wish. The USFS also has the right to grant a permit the way they see fit. If the public, like you or others wish to challenge that then you have the right to do it. The thing that you are dillusional about it is that you think all things that many people have posted on here and many in the video are saying are not true. Your experience of seeing equal numbers of skiers and boarders display that behaviour is comical. I work at a ski resort and I can tell you that snowboarders are WAY more of a problem in all those respects. I’m all for letting snowboarders have access anywhere, but I stand up for Alta’s right to run their mountain the way they want to. Sorry we disagree, but I’m no bigot of any kind.

    • Anonymous says:

      I completely agree! Let Alta do what they want. In my opinion sometimes when skiing there it is nice to have no snowboarders around you destroying the mountain and high traverse! In general the snowboarder groups have a shitty attitude. Sorry Guys! Stop putting Alta down!!!!

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  25. Pokejibber says:

    If I could just make snowbird “snowboarders only” for just one day, these old farts would flip!!!

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  26. Hoverboard says:

    It is summer still. Lets see something about Octoberfest, slutty halloween girls, gear that gets me all sweaty to look at, rad shit that went down this summer. Fuck winter till it is actually snowing. Then let the positive vibes roll.

    Better topics, better write ups and a better unofficial is all I am asking for.

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  27. CB Style says:

    Actually, snowboarders are allowed to “ride” at Alta because it is forest service land which is not the property of Alta. They can’t ride the lifts, those are the property of Alta. Therefore it is not descrimination. Alta is a private company and can make that type of decision without being called discriminitory.

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  28. noonand says:

    i have a bunch of buddies who ski at alta and they say that the only people who care about snowboarders are the tourists and that the locals really don’t give a shit…

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  29. Alpental says:

    You guys are a hoot. I One plank and have to admit, sometimes on long traverses I wish I had skis. Just sayin…..

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  30. Scott R. says:

    I am embarrassed to be a skier at this particular moment. Skiers and snowboarders are all out for the same reasons. WE love the winter!

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  31. Zippy says:

    No way! I knew that Alta was for skiers only but I thought it was for skiers that had skis no shorter than 210 and no wider than 68. When did they decide to allow skis influenced by snowboarders? WTH, when did that happen? Now they allow snowboards but you have to use one each foot. When will it end?

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  32. Mike says:

    Wow, most of these comments are so fucking stupid. This has nothing to do with discrimination. The Augusta example of women not being allowed. It’s more like if at Augusta they didn’t let you play golf with a cricket bat. Only golf clubs. Snowboarding is awesome in it’s own right but you guys need to just move on about it. You all sound like whiny little kids complaining to mom that she didn’t make the dinner you wanted. Get the fuck over it! Sure, there are some pretentious assholes on this video, but that is not the core of Alta. Plenty of good people up there. We just like our one spot that doesn’t have people sliding down the snow with a blindside and no poles for traverses. It’s pretty fucking simple. I’d be happy as hell if someone opened a boarders only resort. I wouldn’t feel threatened or left out at all.

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  33. monkey1 says:

    It’s been said here already, but traverses and hikes like Gunsight, Eddie’s High Nowhere, Baldy Shoulder, Devil’s Castle… They require uphill travel and are configured for sidestepping access (not post-holing). Bootpacking and sidestepping really aren’t compatible. Well, they can be if the post-holers make the effort to start a new track parallel (not on top of) the skin track, but my experience is that the already established skin track is too tempting and gets punched out. If you’re actually skinning (rather than just traversing / sidestepping) it is even worse, because you can’t get any traction on your skins, but I digress.

    If you’re boot-packing, it doesn’t make any difference… which is why the skiers get annoyed. Snowbird is right next door, and is actually a much bigger mountain with a broader array of terrain anyway.

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    • B says:

      So by that reasoning, the traverse argument, they should allow snowboarding, but using splitboards only. Then the traverses are handled in “ski” mode.

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  34. monkey1 says:

    …and for the record, Alta pretty much maxes out their available terrain by only marketing to skiers (so does Deer Valley). So the market has spoken, and they just don’t need to accommodate anyone else.

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  35. Alpental says:

    Man let the Winter Storm Warnings begin already, sheesh.

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  36. patti says:

    Assholes are everywhere. Some of them like to snowboard and some of them like to ski. I don’t see the big deal.

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  37. Gpski says:

    Where is the love? I’ve been part of a mixed crew my whole life. As a skier I respect my one planked brethren. I have learned to gaze upon lines with a new perspective. My closest back country compainion is a snow boarder and we’ve been in situations that had one or the other not been present I’m not sure I’d be here still.
    I can’t imagine an all skier mountain, sounds snobby…
    Want a hate free place to ride that will humble you?
    Silverton Mountain, that’s real

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  38. Eddie Highlander says:

    Boarders, Alta will not sell you a lift ticket, but the mountain is not restricted in any way. Boarders drop from Baldy shoulder into Alta, then usually return through another gate back to Da ‘Bird. Nothing prevents boarders from dropping all the way through Alta to the base. Nothing. Nothing is better than watching a boader drop through Alta, getting atmonished, scolded, and harrassed by beater out of towners ranting to get off their mountain. Really? The traversing and side-stepping is the “real” reason for not allowing boarders. Heck, the beater skiers at Alta have to be told to keep their ski’s on, for the side-stepping terrian. As a friend once told me, “keep your ski’s on, up, down, or sideways, it’s all skiing” and there lies the difference. Boarding is one direction, down. Altitude not Alta-tude. Pray for snow!

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  39. BillyKnob says:

    The land is public but the lifts are not. Simple as that. Alta only restricts access to their lifts while on a snowboard. Feel free to hike over from the Bird all you want.

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  40. Beaver says:

    I’d rather push a Chevy than snowboard Alta.

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  41. Beaver says:

    I snowboard. I ski. I love both. Riding a snowboard at Alta wouldn’t be worth the price of a lift ticket.

    Skiing and snowboarding have revolutionized each other. Get over your grudges you turkeys, because the skier vs. snowboarder stance is an old soap opera.

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  42. pj says:

    deer valley is not a competitor of alta two different clients just saying

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  43. ZoeShreds says:

    when i see you silly “alta is for skiers” sticker at Jackson, imm aripp that shit off and spray the shit outta so and there wont be a”sorry dude”, itl be “later, bitch”

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  44. snowboarder haterism says:

    Been to Taos lately? Everyone gets along and everyone shreds.

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  45. Mitchole says:

    its not a snowboarders mountain. the high traverse would be an abortion with a snowboarder on it. until snowboarders can figure out how to efficiently navigate a traverse… alta will remain a skiers only mountain

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  46. Hoverboard says:

    My balls are so frekin big

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  47. TC says:

    The world deserves somewhere that you guys can’t be.

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  48. jsnowski says:

    I find this incredible, I have been snowboarding for over 20 years (not such a teenager) and back when I started most of the resorts did not allow snowboarding, but I have to say I have never seen skiers carry on this sort of way, this type of self centered, nasty and ignorant attitude belongs in the early 19 hundreds, obviously the type of people that Alta attracts are not worth having elsewhere and they all belong together. Guys be the better person and ignore them, you don’t want that type of idiot on your mountain anyway. Hopefully they don’t venture out away from Alta, God help us.

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    • Anonymous says:

      This. You hit the nail right on the head. There are definitely more important things to get all twisted up about.

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  49. senorshredly says:

    I work at Alta and the traverses would be absolute hell on a snowboard, there are very few expert level runs that could be accessed without getting in everyones way and slowing everyone down. I have heard it straight from the head of the resort “ITS A BUSINESS DECISION.” Alta can provide a unique experience by being only for skiers, and that boarder free environment is simply more enjoyable to enough people to justify the policy. Also, change comes very slow to alta, when they added bars to all the lifts last year people (myself included) were bitching that it ruins part of the alta experience. Its just an old school style resort that is kinda like a trip back in time, very different vibe from snowbird, which is kinda the point

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  50. your moms & 'nem says:

    equal opportunity for all…special privileges for me….

    not all snowboarders are jibtards…skiers have their own jibtards too…

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  51. Jake N says:

    What would happen if you skinned in on a splitboard? If it’s forest service, there would be no stopping you. Their only power is that they don’t have to let snowboarders on the lifts. I may just do that this winter.

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  52. Grand Wizzard of the KKK says:

    Glad to see the same mentality that founded our organization is alive and well in the ski community. Grow some balls and join us, we love to hate

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  53. hopeitstartssnowingsoon says:

    I’m sure the video was edited to feature the 20 nuttiest comments they got in a day. I guess there are a lot of old people who don’t like snowboards because don’t like obnoxious kids. So, they go to alta. There are also people who really like the terrain, and some who really like the vibe, etc.
    The heart of the matter is that alta cobbles together enough business off its skier’s-only model that it does not make economic sense for them to change. They are competing with snowbird, right next door, as well as 7 other resorts within a 45 minute drive. If they can draw some grumpy old people with the skier-only deal, then let them do it.
    Obviously, it’s not unlawful discrimination. One of the guys who made that video is an attorney (a good one at that) and he knows it’s not discrimination. He’s just trolling for good reactions. Alta discriminating based on what equipment you choose to use in riding down a hill for fun.
    You can hike up. As far as I know, you can drop in from snowbird. Boarders do both of those things from time to time. Some of them have the idea that “this is really going to razz those old farts,” but the truth is, very few people care. I don’t.
    But, it would be kind of a bummer if the place was covered in snowboarders. The traverse system there works very well now – everyone keeps their skis on, maintains elevation, sidesteps slightly up, etc . I think throwing snowboarders into that would make it a s#!tshow. But that’s just my opinion. They could try it for a couple of weekends and see what happens, but my guess is that it would make it less fun for skiers.

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  54. tanner says:

    almost everyone in the video is a massive gaper.

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  55. Buzz killington says:

    Obviously there going to air the most beligerent and obnoxious skiers guys. Real skiers are just like real snowboarders they don’t give a shit. I could care less if snowboarders ride their. We are making too big a deal out of this.

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  56. Sow says:

    A lot of skiers are rude as hell when it comes to park and trails. For example I was just waiting in line for the chair on my snowboard with my friend and these skiers come up bumping into everyone and then bumped into my tail. I’m like “watch where your going there asshole”. Of course I didn’t actually say that I just looked at them with a death stare. Another example is when I was getting in line for the chair again and a skier was like “This guys a snowboarder!” with a hard ass attitude. I was like “uhh yeah…I am a snowboarder”. Don’t get me wrong all skiers aren’t assholes just a lot of them are around the mountain I go to. Many skiers and snowboarders are all equally good people. I think this video was just put up to get us all talking and debating over it. Overall none of it really matters. The only thing that matters is having fun when your riding, either skiing or snowboarding.

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  57. Montucky says:

    A. who the fuck cares about alta except all the knees together stick up the ass gapers . I’m glad they’re all there and not on my hill. B. I fail to see a difference between between annoying park rats regardless of what equipment is on their feet. 3. It’s national forest land just burn the motherfucker down and then everyone can enjoy it.

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  58. Biggus D says:

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    skiers are funny

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  59. Confused says:

    Great video quality for something filmed in the 80s…

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  60. ScottyJAck says:

    The old guy ranting and taking off his jacket at his SUV was awesome! So angry, I thought he would burst!!

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  61. JQuaker says:

    You can snow board at Alta. Their requirement is that you have two separate boards. One attached to each foot. Snowboarding is not a protected class! If you want to see the terrain, see it on the approved board lay out.

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  62. We ride Alta every day. Sometimes more than once. It would be nice to have access to the lifts even to save the walk to snowbird. We’ll keep living, working, and riding there though. These are the absolute best people to meet coming down the mountain. In my ten years of coming through Alta on a snowboard I’ve gone from a renegade straight-line though enemy territory to more of a public service announcement approach. I stop and inform people of what the land-use policy really is. A friendly but firm argument. There’s good pow to be had

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  63. carl says:

    i’ma shred my split board at alta all year this yea woooo!

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  64. Hey most of the gnarly old cats in the video were on ski boards.I didnt see many
    of them carrying what i call skis.
    They might want to check those big fat snowboard skis back in, and get some real skis, if they dont want boards on the public lands.
    Good snow riders respect each other.

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  65. MNicholson says:

    I am so eternally thankful to live next to Mt Baker!!! We are accepting and non discriminatory. We get WAY more snow and have WAY better terrain. The people from what I have seen on the video there are poor excuses for humans and show a very poor level of intellect and character. The generalizations I heard about snowboarders and their skill levels seem taken from the early 80′s or something. Honestly I wouldn’t want to ride there or even visit the same vicinity if I was going to be forced to associate with people like that! I think they should fence that place with concertina wire and herd those sheep into their final resting camp! lol

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  66. EKlumpp says:

    I really don’t understand the nastiness in this video. I love all the fellows that base their entire argument on a film shot twelve years ago. I think we should unite around the fact that we love to experience the unique joy of bombing down mountains filled with endless deep snow.

    A few years ago I skied at Taos for a couple of days. The mountain was really fund and had lots of interesting terrain, but I met a few individuals there who claimed that Taos was the greatest North American mountain. Said individuals were also adamant about the awfulness of snowboarding and it’s degradation to the status of Taos as a ski mountain.

    I skied at Taos throughout the week and I can honestly say that I saw no difference between Taos and other mountains. It was fun with lots of exciting, super exposed terrain. The feel of the resort was great, and as I skied there more I found that the real locals were not nearly as elitist. They loved their mountain and they would die for it but they didn’t have this overt snobbery demonstrated by the few individuals I met on the chairlifts at Taos. Some of these locals snowboarded and some of them skied. I never really made that distinction because I have friends that ski and friends that snowboard.

    The individuals in the video that get so viscerally upset at the petitioners feel like the individuals at Taos that made superlative claims. They get viscerally upset about Snowboarding because they have A) never snowboarded and B) never taken the time to get to know any snowboarders. Snowboarding has been around for forty plus years. There are snowboarders that are assholes and there are skiers that are assholes. Asshole designation does not depend on one’s preferred method of descent but it does depend on one’s general manner and attitude towards others. The individuals in the video that are so anti-snowboarding seem like super negative people. They wouldn’t be fun to ride with and I’m sure they don’t get the same enjoyment out of snow as those individuals that free themselves from prejudice and simply enjoy the fact that they’re experiencing one of the most unique forms of athletic expression. Alta needs to get over itself and allow snowboarders equal access to some very sweet terrain.

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  67. Anonymous says:

    Personally I’m quite happy to pay to ski somewhere there are no boarders: just a personal observation based on several seasons using shared hills.

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  68. Da says:

    Personally I’m happy to pay to ski where there are no boarders: just a personal preference based on several seasons on mixed hills. I’m not saying that all boarders are a pain to ski alongside, but some are and they spoil things for everyone.

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  69. Ron Reich says:

    Anyone can buy a ticket and ski at Alta. Requiring skis is not discrimination. I’m a snowboarder and I ride there all the time. I just bring my skis. Also, once public land is leased to a private company, that company can condition it’s use. Being exclusively a ski mountain is a valuable distinction and Alta has every right to remain so.

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  70. FartKnocker says:

    The guy at 6:40 is one of the worst people I have ever met in my life. Been stuck on the lift two separate times and seriously contemplated jumping. Total doucher.

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  71. PDXCurtis says:

    I don’t really care either way. But I am outraged over the fact that Golf course aren’t forced to let me play disc golf. Its a free country man I should also be able to take my big wheel around the track at Malibu Grand Prix.

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  72. Colter says:

    bummmmer. there is alot of ignorant assholes that got interviewed in this video, and that sucks for the rest of us at Alta. Its not a discrimination against snowboarders as people and as a culture. It does make alot of sense to keep snowboarders off of the uphill traverses at Alta. only a few people in this video picked up on this in the video. I know snowboarders say we could just put in more bootpacks, but we literally have uphill traverses, not straight uphill hikes. its just a matter of the way the mountain is ski’d. snowboarders would clog up the already cloged up traverses trying to frog hop and unstrapping while a skier could just sidestep five times and continue along the traverse! sorry to all my great freinds who I cant shred with at Atla, but thats just the way its gotta be!

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  73. brian says:

    this will be a moot point in 10 or 20 more years when the first/second generation of snowboarders get old and rich and move into those houses in alta. in reality, the only think keeping this ban in place is old rich people who just havent got around to dying yet. give it time… nature will run its course, and snowboarders will soon be screaming “FUCK” on traverses all over that trail map

    also, is it me, or is the trend in the douchebag punk teenage shithead scene to get on skis these days?

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  74. bigbsurfer says:

    I’m an old snowboarder turned Ski Patrol. I’ve read the article. A few comments. All I want is to see “Fuck Alta” stickers.

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  75. Crested Buttey says:

    I like to see these skiiers getting all worked so I would keep pushing the issue just to get those idiots upset in parking lot. I snowboard and I seriously couldnt care less about riding Mad River or Alta. If I ever blow my knee out again and need to sit out for a season, I will devote my healing time to sitting in the parking lot at Alta like these guys and laughing at how easily I can get under some annoying skiiers skin by having a sign and a petition

    “snowboarding was better when you hated us”

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  76. Scott says:

    Wow…what a collection of Dbags. They are welcome to their mountain, but the vidoe is an amazing montage of closed minded aholes.

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  77. Scott says:

    Of course there is no comparison between racism and the struggles minorities have faced, but if you listen to the comments they are the EXACT same closed minded views that kept things like the jim crow laws in effect.

    This is just a debate about snow, but it was actually a little creepy hearing the outlook of skiers with comments such as “they shouldn’t mix” and “this is ours” etc. You could remove the word snowboarder and replace it with a minority group and it quickly becomes disturbing to hear the rationale being used. Closed minded individuals like these are the ones that keep our society from progressing. Thankfully it’s a debate about snow, but it is about civil rights still.

    I’ll just “put on my earrings an take up all the powder” somewhere else.

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  78. chronamous says:

    ALTA IS FOR FASCISTS

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  79. chronamous says:

    gapes come in all shapes an sizes

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  80. jo says:

    Fuck Alta. I am a skier and I wont ski there because they are just ignorant douche bags. they are as bad as sarah palin supporters.

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  81. jo says:

    These people sound like southern republicans says no black people.

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  82. Anonymous says:

    Anyone can snowboard the forest service land, you just can’t ride the private lifts. This video is lame.

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  83. Eric says:

    If alta wont let snowboarders let make snowbird only for snowboarders ha ha ha so they can jump onto our side. :P You know how many stupid beginner skiers cut me off and almost hit me and most of time lucky i know how to stop and jump over them. That lady is to old and stupid

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  84. Anonymous says:

    in my experience, skiers are the ones who hit you, then walk up to you, and try to fight you.
    AND WE ARE THE A#$%HOLES?

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  85. Shred the gnargnar says:

    The best snow boarder I know says ” Snow boarding is for little boys, skiing is a sport of men… snow boarding is such a bro bra scene”.( He now has MOMENT 178 Bibby Pro SKIS!!!) His friend, one of the best freeskiers in the world summed it up to his snow boarder girlfriend during a back country traverse, ” you made a poor life choice”. As we waited yet again for the snow boarders to hike through waist deep powder up to our traverse
    {The rate of injury for snowboarding as of the 2000/01 season has increased to 6.97 from 3.37 per 1,000 visits from 10 years ago, according to Dr. Shealy.}
    Of concern is the fact that injured snowboarders are twice as likely (34% vs 17%) to sustain a fracture compared to skiers. Most of these broken bones involve the wrist joint.

    Some examples of reckless sideways mono-skiing.
    1.Ms. Maney and Mr. Dunlap were both boarding on the Bwana ski run, Mr. Dunlap uphill of Ms. Maney. Suddenly, and without warning or making certain that there were no skiers below, Mr. Dunlap jumped off an embankment above Ms. Maney, flew into the air, and collided into Ms. Maney, who was below the embankment.
    Mr. Dunlap provided testimony by deposition. He admitted that he was the uphill skier and that he caught air on a jump without being able to see below him. Ms. Maney had fallen below the area where Mr. Dunlap jumped, and Mr. Dunlap slammed into her.
    The collision occurred on a green (easiest) ski trail. Beginner and less experienced skiers (such as Ms. Maney) are expected to be on this terrain. Mr. Dunlap testified that he is an expert snowboarder. Someone with his expertise should know not to not make a blind jump, especially on a trail for inexperienced skiers and snowboarders.

    Expert sideways monoskier disables skier forever.
    2.Defendant chose to ride his snowboard at a very high rate of speed down Sugar and Spice, he executed a jump and collided with Ms. Dinh at a very high rate of speed, knocking her to the ground, rendering her unconscious, and inflicting a traumatic brain injury.
    Following the incident, and before patrol arrived, a witness reported that P.K. left the scene. Counsel for plaintiff effectively argued that flight is an indication of guilt. Patrollers reported that Ms. Dinh was unconscious and unresponsive during the entire evacuation.

    After immobilizing Ms. Dinh, and transporting her on a snow cat, Sierra-at-Tahoe transferred Ms. Dinh via helicopter to Washoe Medical Center. There, she was diagnosed with a severe closed head injury, sub-arachnoid hemorrhage-right, sub-dural hemorrhage on left causing a 5 mm shift, left to right. She also sustained a Level III liver injury. She was maintained on respiratory support in ICU for 36 hours, and was extubated after 72 hours. She was transferred to a facility closer to her family, then admitted to rehabilitation unit for fifteen days. On January 15, 2005 she was discharged with a diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and cognitive deficits secondary to the t.b.i. The total billings for the evacuation, and hospital treatment were $235,088.77.

    On May 5, 2005, counsel for Ms. Dinh filed the action in California. In July, 2006, the case settled for $700,000.00.
    I remember the days when there was no graffiti on the rocks and trees. When no ones gear got stolen. When beer cans couldn’t be found all over the mountains and people didn’t blow weed smoke all over little kids in the lift line.
    The days before the sideways monoskiers. Who cares about statistics anyway.

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  86. Ilovebacon says:

    F$%^ing Americans. You would never see this kinda shit in Canada.

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  87. Alex says:

    OK there are a LOT of REALLY STUPID reasons not to allow snowboarding being cited here. The ONLY reason I see is this: why in the fuck would you want to snowboard at Alta??? EVERYTHING good is accessed by either a ridiculously long traverse or a sidestep. There are LONG, FLAT runouts everywhere. There are only a handful of snowboarders out there that MIGHT be able to access, say, the high traverse. You would have to completely change the infrastructure of the resort to accommodate 95% of the snowboarding population. THIS is the ONLY reason it’s not allowed. Not that snowboarders are reckless, not that they’re “taking all the snow”…fucking idiots.

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  88. Anonymous says:

    Messing up the snow is straight out of inexperience. Teenagers will always be teenagers. I wanna see a snowboard only resort and see what skiers say about that.

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  89. curmudgeon says:

    I worked at a area that banned snowboards through the heydays…as more and more skiers went to boards and the kids took up boarding by the 90′s soon there wasn’t hardly anyone coming to the hill…they were all going where mom and dad could ski and the kids could board. They changed policy but it was too late everyone was already down the road and didn’t give a shit about my area anymore. The place closed a few years later…

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  90. Forest says:

    If snowboarders don’t like it, then come together and make your own mountain that doesn’t allow skiers. This is a clever idea i’d say.

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  91. Bosco says:

    I think the problem with Alta is that the city is such a short drive away, and that there is no real town up there to enduce a mountain vibe. I’m sure the true locals are cool as shit but when you have that many gaper flat landers within a stones throw, you get comments like those made in the video. Yuppie city folk haven’t a clue about real mountain culture, and the fact that hatin on snowboarding hasn’t been cool since the 80′s. But, like others have said, they’re not missin anything. Alta is all hype no reward.

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  92. Anonymous says:

    the guy in the pink shirt is a doooooooooshaloosh

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  96. kyle says:

    every time I was hit, it was by a skier who was out of control. and then i’d get blamed for being a boarder.

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  98. Knuckle dragged says:

    Stevens Pass is where it’s at. You guys can fight over your crappy snow.

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  100. Chris says:

    Alta suck’s for Snowboarding anyway!!!! So who really care’s!!!!

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  101. Alta Sbowboard Team says:

    Alta is for skiers…. That don’t have a Snowbird Pass!

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  102. Govy Rat says:

    Of course the gentlemen with Surface and Causwell signed it. If Alta opens to snowboarders//Im riding high cascade in the summer.

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  103. skydivr420 says:

    what a bunch of ignorant FUCKTARDS!!! I hope they all get cancer and die! Most of them should have been aborted at birth! Stupid kuntz!

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  104. JMTNJ says:

    I have a dream… That skiers and snowboarders…

    Its sad how obtuse some people’s opinion can be.

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  105. Anonymous says:

    it all come from the white people racism

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  106. Austin Salmon says:

    I have no problem with snowboarders! no problem at all. Skiing is all about fun so why get so worked up?

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  107. Whistralian Chiver says:

    If Alta keeps more Geriatric Gapers (which is only prevalent in Skiing) away from the other mountains, that can only be a good thing. Except for the riders who live near Alta obviously. Some day soon enough, they’ll all die and the alpine world will move forward as a whole.

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  108. skiingute says:

    I could care less one way or the other about the matter. I ski Alta, and there are a lot of places that boarders wouldn’t even be able to get to without unstrapping and creating postholes with every step. Let em ride there. Good luck on the high-t, and have fun on the rope tow. That being said, Alta does have a lot of ignorant folks that don’t know any better either. Shitty snowboarders and shitty skiers go hand in hand. One creates sideways bumps, and the other scours it down to ice sheets. There are assholes on both sides of the equation, and nothing is going to change that. Pick your poison…

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  109. bigislandgrrl says:

    I think y’all (skiers and snowboarders alike) deserve a little taste of your own medicine. Most of you have no problem fighting to close off land to snowmobiling – we have to fight just to keep the limited areas we are allowed open! On PUBLIC LAND! Talk about “allowing everybody “. And ” rights for everyone”.

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  110. Dapper Dan says:

    Shut up and ski the Backcountry.

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  111. Steve B says:

    I’d like to try it. No offense to snowboarders at all, but terrain lines are altered when it’s a skiers only mountain. I remember skiing Taos years back (when it was skiers only) and thought the mogul lines were superior.

    And whoever is dropping the “discrimination” argument needs leave that alone right away. That’s just ignorant of what REAL discrimination means.

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  112. Alex van Shred says:

    I’m a skier and I sometimes like to make fun of my snowboard friends. Which happens the other way around as well. But this is freaking ridiculous.
    These are the peope freeskier and snowboarder should unite against…

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  113. steezwiz says:

    since it’s nation forest service land can you legally split board or snowshoe up the mountain and then snowboard down? if so utah snowboarders should organize a chinese downhill.

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  114. Michael Scott says:

    “i’m prejudice against adolescent males” haha
    “I don’t like the sorry dude”

    Who are these people?

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  115. Scott says:

    should have asked Workers at Alta for the reasoning. I think them trying to defend alta would be almost as dumb as the other skiers

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  116. A.L.T.A says:

    Anyone who has been to Alta should know that ALTA stands for “another long traverse again.” To get to the best ski areas on the mountain you need to traverse a fair distance. IMO, snowboarders would have difficulty with this and would slow people down. The topography of the mountain favors skiers.

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  117. i ski alta erry-day says:

    Title should be “Shit Alta BEATERS say about snowboarding”, including the beaters who made this biased video

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  118. Heather says:

    I can see why boarders want to come here … Alta has terrain and snow that you just can’t get anywhere else. I don’t have any problem if they allow boarders on the beginner and intermediate lifts, but honestly (other than the few that are in the movies) most boarders are just not that good. Besides, they usually smell funny and some of them are a little twitchy.

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  119. mdog. says:

    Alta is all mougals . it would suck to snowboard. I skied the supper park jumps at Bachelor and all you pussy snowboarders threw a hissy fit. “snow boarders only”. deal with it your not doing this because Alta has the best snow on earth, your doing it for attention. If its that big of a deal rent some skis and go to alta I promise you will have fun.

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  120. rileseven says:

    Start a Snowboard only Mountain – We will stay away and you can have it all to yourself. Do it on Forest Service land too. Want to experience Alta – Rent some skis. Life isn’t fair. Grow up.

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  121. eheath says:

    sweet video from a year ago….

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  122. Ross NZ says:

    Wow…Really? how about everyone deal with it ad get on with your life!

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  123. Dan says:

    If I was a boarder in Utah, I’d be more then happy to give up Alta to keep these pricks grouped together and out of other resorts.

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  124. JuanTomas says:

    Alta is the best thing snowboarders could ask for! It consolidates all the douche bag asshole nazi skiers into one place where we dont have to deal with them. The bird is the snowboarders!!!

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  125. armondo says:

    that’s a lot of White Skiiers.

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  126. joppy slow says:

    Here they explain why they don’t allow boarders….

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17leei_fuk-alta_sport

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  127. tahoetony says:

    I really like this to be honest, SNOWBOARDING WAS MUCH FUNNER WHEN YOU HATED US

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  128. BEA says:

    We need more resorts that DO NOT ALLOW SNOWBOARDERS. Snowboarders have ruined the sport. They rip around the mountain, careless and without respect. I am tired of it. It would be great to have resorts just for snowboarders, and others just for skiers. We just do not mix well.

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  129. Hate Snowboarders with a Passion!!! says:

    NO WAY – NEVER!!!!!
    Snowboarders have brought the getto into a respectable sport. So why would Alta ever want to change?
    You guys are a bunch of idiots, typical snowboarding crowd that just cannot understand.

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  130. Anonymous says:

    F-Alta! Those were some of the most ridiculously ignorant and embarrassing statements I’ve ever heard come out of humans mouths.

    Not one of those so-called “skiers” talking like KKK members could keep up with the snowboarders I grew up with on a traverse, let alone down a fall line.

    It would be far more dangerous walking through that parking lot full of people carry their skis backwards like toddlers than being on the same mountain with a bunch of pow slaying, groomer arcing Snowboarders.

    What a bunch a jokers! Alta, never have, never will.

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  131. LOL says:

    I think its funny they hate snowboarders so much with all those petty fake reasons. I’ve met nice boarders and skiiers and its all nice until someone decides to be an asshole when everyone is all there to just have FUN! In the end of the day people will continue to be ignorant meanwhile on Xgames the snowboarders are the ones pushing the sport by hitting bigger jumps and doing more flips or rotations. When skiiers say ; “They”, “Them”, “Those People” really it’s no different than racism. Just because someone is different, lets hate them all.

    People need to just get along and share what god gave us. That fresh pow.

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  132. Andrew Griffith says:

    Why can’t skiiers and snowboards just play nice? I propose a compromise… why don’t you just try a PHNX Board? If a pair of skis and a snowboard had a baby this would be the result. The board is fast, fun, inexpensive, and can be used practically anywhere (not just resorts). Plus it just looks cool!

    - Andrew

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  133. King Ski says:

    It is all about class.
    Skiing used to be something that was out of reach to most people because of the price. Snowboarding has provided the lower class, gangsta clothes wearing graffiti artist the opportunity to mingle with folks they are normally segregated from. It is no surprise we don’t get along.

    80% of all paid lessons in the 2012/2013 season were for SKIING.This goes to show that boarders, who make up almost 50 % of all lift ticket purchases don’t take the time to learn mountain etiquette.

    Most boarders suck anyway, they can’t handle the steep stuff or bumps.The reason you see them complain about gaping skiers is because they aren’t good enough to ride tougher terrain. Boarders also equate speed with skill, which is another reason why they think all skiers suck. The truth of the matter is that most boarders are better than the beginner skiers, but most intermediate skiers are better than the average boarder. Slow newb gapers in the way of the boarders and mediocre boarders in the way of the real skiers.Maybe in 20 years or so the skill of the boarder will increase and the skiers won’t be so bothered by it.

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