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12-01-2011, 02:48 PM #1Registered User
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
Animals at ski resorts on public land?
I really hate paying stupid daily lift fees. Are there any laws against bringing an alpaca (or other mountain-dweilling beasts of burden) with me on premises so that I can get carried up the hill that way?
Also, would ski patrol require me to tether my snowboard to my alpaca?
12-01-2011, 02:58 PM #2
I hear Alta has no issues with snowboards or Alpacas. Try there.Johnny's only sin was dispair
12-01-2011, 03:02 PM #3Registered User
- Join Date
- Nov 2003
Wooly Mammoths are the only way to go! Ride on top, I got towed once and it was ugly.
12-01-2011, 03:09 PM #4
Johhny is spot-on as usual, these rules for Wisp go for Alta too. For Vail resorts please see the customer service portion of snow.com
The use of Service Animals during winter season
Wisp Resort supports the use of trained service animals during the winter operation season. All Services animals must meet current ADA guidelines to include, but not be limited to: remaining under the direct control of the user at all times; be house broken; and be trained and utilized for a specific disability approved by ADA regulations.
Due to the user density and related safety of our guests Wisp Resort does not allow service animals on ski or snow tubing terrain or on ski lifts. The use of service animals on ski lifts and ski or snow tubing terrain conflicts with the resort’s requirement necessary for the safe operation of our on-slope activities.
The use of Service Animals during spring, summer and fall season
Wisp Resort supports the use of trained service animals during the spring, summer and fall seasons. All Services animals must meet current ADA guidelines to include, but not be limited to: remaining under the direct control of the user at all times; be house broken; and be trained and utilized for a specific disability approved by ADA regulations.
Note: All safety requirements are based on actual risks and are not intended to be discriminatory in any way.
12-01-2011, 03:11 PM #5
Don't put a beacon on your alpaca.
If that wording really is VR's policy it's probably highly illegal... asking someone to prove the're disabled is a no no.. as is requiring "certification" of an assistance dog.
12-01-2011, 04:45 PM #6
I have no idea but if you try please do us all a huge favor and bring a video camera.
12-01-2011, 06:09 PM #7
I hear reindeer are okay at Scandinavian resorts. I believe alpacas are only legal at Argentine and Chilean hills.
I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...iscariot