Not sure how I feel about it to be honest. The news story was dumb and overblown for sure. Some people can't handle their weed though. I'd be pissed if a stoned rider injured a family member who was trying to learn. But I've never seen anyone being as dumb as that video on the groomers. Most people who ride stoned are better than I am sober, so it doesn't seem like a real issue.
I'm not sure how things are in Colorado since the new laws changed, but in WA, nothing has changed at all. People who smoked before the law changed still do and it's business as usual. There isn't some influx of stoner gapers falling all over the place. It's like the reporters lucked out by finding these two guys and didn't bother showing the other dozens of people riding away fine.
that shack got blown up just read in another thread.
Yeah the second pic I posted is what the shack looks like now apparently. Rumor was that avy control blew it up.
And you can't really blame them...even if Vail turned a blind eye before, now that it's been on the news, NBC forced their hand. Otherwise there are plenty of ambulance chaser lawyers ready to go for their deep pockets for willingly failing to act.
Placing hidden cameras is probably not legal either, unless they had some sort of permit.
It's completely legal to record in a public place, hidden camera or not. However, they still almost always get consent to use their image in situations like this. In footage that was cut, they would have recorded them verbally agreeing that they can be shown on camera. Anyone who refused, they hide their face or blur it out. That's why you see a couple people with blurred faces right beside people with clear faces in that vid.