does anyone know what the rules are concerning this. I alway see people sledding up there after the mountain closes. could be some good post season turns up there?
Officially sleds are not allowed, but the current mtn manager seems to turn a blind eye to them, which is cool. They are hurting nothing and not annoying people in the back country. I skinned up last weekend and saw about five sleds with some young children included turning laps on Bell and the dumps. The old mtn manager had guys up there on sleds chasing people off. There are currently about ten private sleds near the Alps on lower Little Nells. If you have a desire to do it, go up soon before the roads are cut. If they have a problem with you, they will just ask you to leave. Be aware and safe and respectful of the patrol and lift mechanics up there and you should have no trouble
Wow, so you'd rather see (and smell, and hear) sledders on your favorite backcountry trails instead of doing their laps under the chairlifts, huh? For someone who claims to be a "backcountry ski bum" you seem to be unaware of some of the implications of what you're saying. I think the expression for that is "he'd cut off his nose to spite his face..."Maybe I'll give the Forest Service a call.....
Stillkicken, if you are truly concerned about back country skiing, why don't you call the Forest Service and voice your opposition to the Aspen Skiing Company's proposed expansion into heavily used side country terrain on the east side of Aspen Mtn. While post ski season sled use is not officially allowed inbounds, your threat to tattle is about the most pathetic thing i've read here in a while. Other than safety concerns, why would anyone care if there are sleds on the Mtn?Any mountain manager who knowingly turns a blind eye to activity that is forbidden by their special use permit and operating plan is walking on thin ice. Maybe I'll give the Forest Service a call.....
Some guys got busted at Breckenridge last year with sleds. Their machines got impounded until they paid their fine.
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I want to rip some ass here but enough said.
GO DO YOUR OWN THING.
I hate that there is so many people out there with such a boring life that they don't have anything else better to do but to screw with other people.
Same problem with people wanting to shut down our rivers. Nobody is hurting anything.
MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS PEOPLE