Two men have been formally charged with criminal damage to property of more than $1,000, a fourth-degree felony, for carving obscene pictures into the window of one of Ski Apache’s new gondola cars.
Dennis Short, 19, and John Nuckols, 20, had ridden to the top of the ski run in one of Apach’e new gondola cars on January 31. Upon exiting the gondola workers at the resort noticed damage to the window and reported it to resort security.
“They were carving obscene pictures into the window,” Ski Apache general manager Justin Rowland said.
Lincoln County Deputy Matt Christian said neither he nor the ski area security officers found any sharp objects on Short or Nuckols. However, the Deputy did find a small amount of marijuana and a pipe in the glove box.
Short and Nuckols were given lifetime criminal trespass warnings, and both agreed not to come back to the area, and season passes to Ski Apache were confiscated..