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Vail Resorts: Don’t duck ropes

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado ” Last weekend, Vail Mountain revoked 60 days of skiing from both guests and employees who violated marked closures or did not follow other rules of the Responsibility Code.

Vail Mountain officials remind skiers and riders that safety is a top priority, and that it is the responsibility of every guest and employee to know and adhere to the Responsibility Code and the Colorado Ski Safety Act. Violators may risk losing skiing and snowboarding privileges for the 2008-2009 season and beyond.

“The first few days of powder on Vail Mountain always heighten the anticipation of more terrain. Vail mountain operations crews and ski patrol are working hard to open new areas of the mountain in a safe and timely manner,” said Julie Rust, Vail’s director of ski patrol. “Until we are able to open new terrain, skiers and snowboarders must remain in control and are obligated by law to obey all closures for their safety and that of those around them. A major safety concern is people who violate closures in areas that are normally open throughout the season as these areas are still under construction with snowmaking and cat crews.”

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