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Letter: Snowboarders are great, but skiers need a haven

Published January 24, 2014 1:01 am

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

My kids are snowboarders. Some of my best friends are snowboarders. I love snowboarders!

There are times, however, when I want a place to just ski and not have to deal with a boarder cutting me off and yelling "sorry dude" as I put myself back together after a wipe-out ("Suit claims Alta's ban on snowboards violates rights," Tribune, Jan. 15).

Alta provides the incredible combination of great terrain, reasonable lift prices, and a great powder snow-skiing tradition pioneered by Alf Engen. Snowbird offers comparable skiing and snowboarding conditions just down the hill from Alta and it welcomes snowboarders.

I vote to preserve Alta as a haven for skiers!

Roger Harrie

Salt Lake City