Man busted for using kids ski pass |

Man busted for using kids ski pass

Jane Stebbins

COPPER MOUNTAIN – A 21-year-old man tried to pass himself off as a child after he was caught snowboarding on a closed run at Copper Mountain Nov. 29.

According to Sheriff’s Office reports, a ski patroller was stringing up a rope closure on Andy’s Encore when he saw a boarder using the run. The boarder, James Heffernan, said he was aware the lift was closed, but that he was trying to find his gloves.

The patroller asked to see his lift ticket, but instead of an adult ticket, Heffernan had a day pass good for use by a child under the age of 13.

He said he purchased it at the ticket window at the resort – and later admitted he’d purchased it for his own use. He was cited for violating the Skier Safety Act and theft.

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