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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 Thursday
Backcountry skiing is a featured activity at the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival Thursday

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.

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