Robert Allen at the Summit Daily News has a nice story on Breck’s efforts to accommodate skinners, a practice that is gaining popularity. It’s a well-sourced, well-written article that neatly explains the issue:
Breckenridge Ski Resort officials asked for cooperation from a rugged, growing breed of skiers who prefer hiking to riding ski lifts, as the resort undergoes base-area construction and balances business operations with after-hours access.
But the best part of the story “comes out” at the end:
Dogs and their droppings made for another conversation topic Thursday, as the resort has been dealing increasingly with fecal specimen left on the freshly groomed slopes.
I always wondered how dog poo ends up on ski trails. Now I know. So remember kids, don’t eat the yellow, or brown, snow.
My advice? Only eat fresh snow resting on tree branches. And make sure the branch is higher than, um, “waste” level.