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post #41 of 52 (permalink) Old 12-06-2010, 12:31 PM
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I asked my friend, who lives in Steamboat Springs, and she said the article is "so not true." They did bag searches on April 1st and closing day.
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They are searching for flasks??? What about if I pour vodka in a plastic water bottle and pretend it's water? What about ppl that use camelbacks as well? What a waste of time & fucking LAME-O.
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My friend was there on opening day and a couple days after and said there were no pat downs.

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My friend was there on opening day and a couple days after and said there were no pat downs.
I think we can chalk this one up to urban legend and misinformation.
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I asked my friend, who lives in Steamboat Springs, and she said the article is "so not true." They did bag searches on April 1st and closing day.
I thought so. This article sounded like total bullshit. Are you telling me in the age of the iphone that if they were doing pat downs at a gondola, there wouldnt be some video proof on youtube?

Sunshine my local hill does bag searches on closing day in an effort to control some of the madness that goes on during slush cup. Doesnt seem to work as everyone hides their booze up there a few days before hand!

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I thought so. This article sounded like total bullshit. Are you telling me in the age of the iphone that if they were doing pat downs at a gondola, there wouldnt be some video proof on youtube?

Sunshine my local hill does bag searches on closing day in an effort to control some of the madness that goes on during slush cup. Doesnt seem to work as everyone hides their booze up there a few days before hand!
Plus, could you imagine the lift line delay if they searched everybody? It'd be worse than TSA at O'Hare during Christmas.
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The 5280 article is not bullshit. Several Steamboat locals on other sites have been talking about this and confirming the report. It is also not an everyday thing.

Here is 5280's response to the editorial from the Denver Post.

Pretty much confirms my suspicions as to how Steamboat was trying to handle this. They obviously tried to paint it as a good thing in the original 5280 article. Now that it could cost them they are back pedaling on it.

Sounds like Spring is the most targeted time for this policy, then some select Holidays and an occasional pow day. Just keep that in mind when you are thinking about booking a trip to Steamboat. Plenty of other resorts where you won't have this hassle at all no matter what time of year it is.
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