Eastern Idaho Ski Area Closed to Humans

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on January 16, 2009 3:00 pm

Presumably ski areas are for skiers.  And presumably skiers are human.  Yet, somehow 66 acres of Kelly Canyon Ski Resort in Idaho were marked "closed to humans" on a map put out by the Bureau of Land Management.  There was a time when skiers and snowboarders battled for terrain.  Has this battle moved on to animals versus humans?  Those delinquent grizzly bears with their loose-fitting clothes, stopping in the middle of the run!

Actually, the problem is much more simple, and will only require the use of an eraser.  "The map issued accidentally put the (closure) line in the incorrect place," Monica Zimmerman of the Bureau of Land Management told the Post Register. "The closure line should be along the ski resort boundary."

Winter closures by the BLM aid wildlife in surviving harsh winter conditions without disturbances from us upright-walking types.  With the corrected map line, animal and man can now return to their respected corners.

photo: timahler/Flickr

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