You might want to think twice before you duck ropes and enter closed areas at ski resorts and it’s not because of the obvious risk of bodily harm for yourself and those around you.
The Summit Daily reports an avalanche was triggered over the weekend at Copper Mountain in an area of the resort that was closed at the time. The slide occurred off of a traverse to the advanced Lower Enchanted Forest run. Resort spokeswoman Taylor Prather said that cameras showed an individual disregard the closure and the small avalanche that ensued was likely a result of this individual. Thankfully no one was injured in the slide.
Not sure if this camera accidentally filmed the rope ducker or was intentionally pointed at an area where renegades often go OB, but it’s an interesting twist in the ongoing saga of ski resorts managing their terrain and trying to keep guests out of dangerous areas until they have been properly mitigated.
images from CopperMtn FB