Consequences for poaching a closed trail

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snoloco snoloco
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sudsnbumps sudsnbumps
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Not that I condone this sort of thing  but all mountains are different...try it.  The best is not to get caught...but if you do, please report back and let us know how Mountain Creek (my HS ski club went to Vernon Valley/Great Gorge...back in the day) handles it
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I dont recommend that anyone poach, especially not our impressionable youth. But if you do buy a day ticket. Maybe save a poach for end of the day.
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See rule 1 and 2.

I think if you have to ask, then well, you know.

I would suggest don't poach something unless you think it is worth losing a ticket for... assume you'll get your ticket clipped at the bottom of the run. So it better be worth it. If you have a season pass, I'd be especially thoughtful about ramifications. And only then if you know the terrain, know why patrol closed the trail, and have a good idea what obstacles to expect and your ability to handle any such challenges.
dmc_hunter dmc_hunter
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Poaching rules are local to the area...
Depend on the conditions and the trail...
And the the experience level of the skier/rider..  

As to weather you'll get busted or not..
Benny Profane Benny Profane
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I have four fingers on my left hand because of my foolish poaching at Killington. They chopped it off right there. Never again.

Seriously, just go into it knowing that it could end your ski day, so, the morning is most risky. It can really hurt if you have a season pass, because some mountains will revoke that pass if the patrol person had a bad day.
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Highpeaksdrifter Highpeaksdrifter
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Benny Profane wrote
I have four fingers on my left hand because of my foolish poaching at Killington. They chopped it off right there. Never again.

Seriously, just go into it knowing that it could end your ski day, so, the morning is most risky. It can really hurt if you have a season pass, because some mountains will revoke that pass if the patrol person had a bad day.
Revoke = to officially cancel the power or effect of (something, such as a law, license, agreement, etc.)

I've heard of season passes being suspended for a period of time, but never revoked for poaching. Please fill me in on what ski areas have this policy.
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Highpeaksdrifter Highpeaksdrifter
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Just one more thing to add to the good advice already on this thread. Young dude, when you get caught don't be a wise ass, don't lie and don't make ski patrol chase you. If you are polite and fess up to it there's a good chance you'll ski away with just a warning.
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Highpeaksdrifter wrote
Just one more thing to add to the good advice already on this thread. Young dude, when you get caught don't be a wise ass, don't lie and don't make ski patrol chase you. If you are polite and fess up to it there's a good chance you'll ski away with just a warning.
This...I say poach it then kill em with kindness.
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Last season, my buddy Tim, went off on a ski school guy for cutting the tram line with a client. It was a powder day and the tram was opening late so Tim had been in line for a few hours. He called the instructor a bunch of names and embarrassed him badly in front of the client. Tim knew that shit was about to hit the fan. The next day his pass was blocked and he just said f*** it. He got to the peak, even with his pass blocked, and attempted to board the Little Couloir. The Little is very rarely open. It is so steep that it can barely hold snow, with lots of sharp rock hazards all over. Tim was the best snowboarder ( sort of like being the best softball player.... Oh, I'll save that for a different thread ) and he commited ski area suicide by launching into the Little. He knew this would mean being kicked off the mountain for life and having to relocate.
He tomahawked after making one turn. It blew the helmet off him. He eventually slid near the bottom, got up unhurt and went to the lodge.
The next day police arrested him for theft of sevices at both Big Sky and Moonlight Basin, tresspassing and violating avalanche boundries. The Mountain Manager was emotional. Tim moved to Alaska with about $2000 worth of fines waiting for him in Montana.
Years ago, I got caught poaching a lower mountain trail. They punished me by burying me 12' deep for avalanche dog training. They gave me a radio in case I freaked out. It was pretty cool. You could hear people and the dog pretty well but they can't hear you. They give you a dog treat and a toy and dig you up after about 20 minutes. The dog gets it's rewards and you're happy to be out. Now I ski with a dog bisquit in my pocket all the time.
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