Utah Ski Resort Faces Suit Over Snowboarding Ban

Law360, Los Angeles (January 16, 2014, 7:45 PM EST) -- Utah-based Alta Ski Area was hit with a lawsuit in Utah federal court Thursday alleging that its snowboarding ban violates snowboarders' rights under the Fourteenth Amendment because the resort is located on public land.

The suit, which also names the U.S. Forest Service and a local USFS supervisor as defendants, was filed by four snowboarders and the nonprofit organization Wasatch Equality, whose stated mission is to promote equal access to public land for skiers and snowboarders.

Alta, which is located in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt...
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