Tuesday, November 15, 2005
To the editor:
I would like to respond to the article (Steamboat Today, Nov. 12) regarding the increase in penalties for reckless skiers. There was nothing mentioned of a mandatory penalty for the reckless skiers who are not season-pass holders. What happens to day-ticket holders who ski recklessly? Do they just lose their day lift ticket? If the ski area is increasing the penalty for the season-pass holder, then there should be some sort of increase in penalty for the tourist or day lift-ticket holder, as well. I would be curious to know how the ski area addresses the day-ticket holder when an infraction such as reckless skiing occurs? I may be wrong, but there seems to be a double standard when it comes to season-pass holders and destination tourist skiers. I think a lot of season pass holders also would be interested in this answer. I agree that skiing needs to be safe and people should be held accountable for their actions, I just wonder whether there is the same level of accountability between the two types skiers and snowboarders.