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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15 2014 6:15 p.m. MST

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Logan, UT

I'm not a lawyer, but I did just read the ruling on the lawsuit on gay marriage which was based on the same (14th) amendment. It appears that in an "equal protection" case, the judge will have to decide how strictly to scrutinize the law based on how sensitive the affected class is... but snowboarding probably has little to no precedence in law, so the judge will probably decide on low scrutiny. Benefit-of-the-doubt calls go to the non-moving party (Alta). My prediction is that because of this Alta will win.

monroe, WA

Being a skier, long before snowboards came along, I can tell you for sure they ruin the experience. On a flat out run, there is no difference, except they can't go straight down hill well. But, I used to love the trees and jumps along the way. Snowboarders cant use them the same way. They love that dip in the jump to put them in the air, skiers want a little launch.
There are what, 10 other ski resorts within a radius of 5 miles of Alta. Let's leave one place unblemished.

Bluffdale, UT

It's a slippery slope. Look at Colorado.
First it's boarders, then it's marijuana.

Clearfield, UT

There is nothing I hate more than being on the interstate surrounded by big rigs. Perhaps I should sue the trucking industry.

Satus Pass
cda, ID

Skied for a lot of years and convinced that snowboarding's growth in the last 20 years saved the ski industry and many resorts from bankruptcy. My ONLY complaint is that snowboards track up the POW much faster than skiers. And since Alta is one of the few POW paradises, it's considered sacrilegious to waste any flakes!


Provo, UT

Lol, I love it JoeCapitalist. Let's stand up to hate!

draper, UT

I'm a responsible snowboarder and not a hooligan.I think they should let snowboarders snowboard because it's public land and everybody should be able to ski and snowboard there.I think skiers only resorts shouldn't be allowed in america because it's not fair.Thats all I have to say for the snowboarders.

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