Arrow-right Camera

Outdoors blog

Tue., Nov. 26, 2013, 11:27 a.m.

Forest Service considers fee for ‘uphill’ skiers accessing slopes at resorts

Backcountry skiing is a featured activity at the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. (The Spokesman-Review)
Backcountry skiing is a featured activity at the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. (The Spokesman-Review)

WINTER SPORTS --  As more backcountry skiers use roads and parking areas plowed by ski resorts and then strap on skins and climb their way up groomed or controlled slopes to reach their backcountry destinations, the U.S. Forest Service has proposed a rule change that would allow ski areas that lease lands from the federal agency to charge a fee for the uphill skiers.

See the story here.




You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Outdoors blog
Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

Follow Rich online: