Six ticketed for skiing out of bounds
COPPER MOUNTAIN ” The Summit County Sheriff’s Office ticketed six people for allegedly violating the Ski Safety Act Thursday and Friday at Copper Mountain.
Three of the riders were also cited for allegedly skiing without valid lift tickets for the resort.
On Thursday afternoon, Copper Mountain ski patroller notified a deputy that she saw three men re-enter the ski area boundary from avalanche terrain near the southern boundary of Spaulding Bowl, according to a police report.
All three, Richard Charles, Nicholas Swanson and Jared Barnes allegedly admitted to ducking the rope and the deputy gave them tickets for violating the Ski Safety Act. Charles and Swanson allegedly did not have lift tickets and also were cited for third-degree criminal trespassing.
On Friday, two Copper Mountain employees reported seeing three people skiing down Chute 1234 West Ridge on Union Peak, which was a closed area.
Eric Green, Joshua Green and Sidney Wood told the deputy they were unaware the area was closed, and that they’d entered the terrain through a break between the rope lines. The employee verified there was not a break in the rope and the deputy cited the group for allegedly violating the Ski Safety Act.
Joshua Green was also ticketed for third-degree criminal trespassing for allegedly sneaking onto the lift without a ticket.
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