Originally Posted by gjsnowboarder
Because a resort is a business they can decided to refuse service.
This is true and something to keep in mind if you decide to go to war about it. This ISN'T about your constitutional rights. The resort doesn't have to sell you a ticket. And the resort will almost certainly side with the patrol if it escalates to that point. You could, if you're dickish enough, end up being banned entirely.
It's good to stand up for yourself, but some battles simply aren't worth fighting. Your call.