Doesn't it depend on the terrain? It seems like there is no reason why one can't learn in the backcountry if they choose their location carefully. I realize that this is probably not anywhere near walking distance from stevens though.
I've heard some resorts say that part of the reason for the change in boundary enforcement is because they technically have no right to say who can and can't go on public land. Which makes sense. I'm sure part of it also has to do with drawing more people to the resorts as well though. But if I want to leave your resort, you can't take my ticket away...that's BS.
Last edited by jtg; 03-20-2013 at 01:39 PM.