‘Urban railing’ curbed in Dillon | VailDaily.com

‘Urban railing’ curbed in Dillon

Caitlin Row
Dillon, CO Colorado

DILLON, Colorado ” Since adopting a zero-tolerance standpoint on urban skiing and snowboarding, the town of Dillon has strengthened laws against “urban railing” to reduce damage to public property.

“We have already prohibited that kind of activity,” said Devin Granbery, Dillon’s town manager. “It’s a housekeeping measure to make sure that those activities were specifically mentioned in our code. It allows the town to be more specific when people get cited.”

The town updated an existing ordinance Tuesday on offenses in streets and public places to include snowboarding, skateboarding and skiing. This season, Dillon police cited some 22 riders who ignored warnings and damaged public property.

“It’s an ongoing problem,” Granbery said, “for snowboarders and skateboarders using rails and public facilities at the marina and ampitheatre.”

In early December, Dillon police began confiscating equipment from those riders caught sliding down handrails and concrete barriers around town, upsetting some local snowboarders and skaters.

Riders and videographers cited for unlawful conduct on public property have gone through the Silverthorne municipal court, and most of them received a fine after pleading guilty. Once court proceedings were finalized, Dillon returned confiscated equipment.

Caitlin Row can be reached at 970-668-4633 or at crow@summitdaily.com

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