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February 15, 2013
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What skiers and riders should know about backcountry access

If you’re thinking about ducking a rope for that untouched powder, think again. You’re risking more than just a ski pass. The rules and ordinances that regulate backcountry use in Tahoe’s South Shore aren’t as clear cut as the ropes that designate a ski area’s boundary. Since consequences vary depending on which side of Stateline you’re on, it’s important to know the terrain, current conditions and county ordinances. Fact number oneThe ski company can and will pull your pass if you’re caught cutting a rope into the backcountry. “If we see someone duck a rope, we’re definitely going to have …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 15, 2013 08:07PM Published Feb 15, 2013 08:06PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.