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02-26-2014 06:35 PM
stickz someone at stevens turned my weekday pass into a full pass. I've ridden at least 15 times this yr for free


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02-26-2014 05:44 PM
kalev I use a leash but I was starting to wonder if I was the only one

Back in Ontario (Blue Mountain etc) I knew a few people who were weren't allowed on the lift without one. They had to go and buy one in the pro shop (for $25 or something ridiculous). So I always wear mine

That was a few years ago - seems like they are a thing of the past?
02-26-2014 05:10 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by andrewdod View Post
ive never used a leash, and unless confronted i never will.
Most days in Ontario I see one or two people with leashes; I don't know if they're required.
02-26-2014 05:07 PM
Lamps
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Originally Posted by Liliana View Post
At my local hill (Blue Mountain, Ontario) they still use the paper+wire tickets (or plastic cards if you have a season pass). They check only visually. Most of the time you don't even notice them looking, but every once in a while they pull someone out from the line because the ticket is not valid (wrong date or a day-only ticket at night). I've seen that happen maybe 3-4 times in my 3 years going there. While I obviously don't know how many people abuse their relatively lax procedures, I suspect it's not many because they offer very good prices on season passes and I do see lots of people having passes instead of single day tickets.

In Tremblant they scan the barcode every single time you line up for the lift. Annoyed the hell out of me.
In conversations with the lifties at blue one of them told me last year that there was a whole business in fake passes running; they were physically checking them and the fake ones would fold in your hand and separate.

At Tremblant as I recall they only scan at the bottom; the few upper lifts don't get scanned, same as at whistler.
02-26-2014 04:40 PM
andrewdod ive never used a leash, and unless confronted i never will.
02-26-2014 04:36 PM
poutanen
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Are leashes in North America still required for snowboarder or is it on a depends on the resort type basis?
I've been all over Canada, and into the eastern states in the last 5 years and haven't had a leash for about the last 10-15 years. In the Nakiska manual it still says that snowboarders need a "restraint device" or their passes can be clipped, but in all of my patroller training there was no mention of checking boarders for leashes...

That said, was running with a loaded toboggan the other day, and a snowboard (sans rider) passed me going bloody fast! First time I've ever seen a run away board!!!
02-26-2014 04:34 PM
snowklinger
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Are leashes in North America still required for snowboarder or is it on a depends on the resort type basis?
AFAIK leashes are a thing of the past. As I recall they were "state law" and may still be in the books, but not enforced.

No leashes in CO anyway.
02-26-2014 04:28 PM
OU812 Are leashes in North America still required for snowboarder or is it on a depends on the resort type basis?
02-26-2014 04:12 PM
Cpapp I just started this year but I've been about 5 times and have never had my ticket scanned. Even on the day when there was no one around they didn't scan. The only time they scan your ticket is for equipment check.
02-26-2014 04:12 PM
snowklinger dude didn't feel like turning his scanner on at the bottom of the main lift the other day - lol! he was waving it and giving verbal "ding"s hah!
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