Originally Posted by mhelm
I work at the Sheriff's Office...
I should have seen that one coming.
I, also, don't want to ride around with a bunch of wasted people- in fact, I don't want to ride with a bunch of people at all- wasted or uptight. That's the biggest reason I prefer not to set foot in any ski area, and choose instead to ski in the BC- too many people.
I realize that the Sheriff being out at Steamboat is not an illegal search, per se, since it's treated as private property. However, Steamboat would do better to police their guests themselves. It wouldn't come across to many of us as nearly as authoritarian as inviting the sheriff up to turn pockets out, as the original article suggests.
My point is not so much about Steamboat, as it is a general disagreement with the statement, "if you're not breaking the law, you've got nothing to worry about." This notion will only lead us down a path that will eventually end with us all having to carry and turn over "ze papers" whenever the Gestapo, er, police ask for them. I don't know about the rest of you, but I'd gladly forfeit my $98 lift ticket to make the statement to Steamboat that our 4th amendment rights are important to me. If they're so interested in making sure that it's an "upscale" resort, maybe they should impose a dress code and interview members before acceptance in the club.