Surfer busted out of bounds |

Surfer busted out of bounds

COPPER MOUNTAIN – A tennis shoe-wearing, surfboard-toting man brought new meaning to “out of bounds” at Copper Mountain Tuesday.

A ski patroller saw Louis Deruddar near a rope boundary at the resort and told him he was welcome to keep going, just not to go out of bounds. It was at this point the patroller noticed Deruddar in the athletic footwear and beach-bound conveyance.

Later that morning, the patroller found Deruddar half-way down Graveline Gulch, an out-of-bounds area along Highway 91, after following Deruddar’s footprints across the ski area boundary.

A sheriff’s deputy issued Deruddar a summons for violating the Skier Safety Act.

A deputy cited two other men for the same violation the day before. On Monday, patrollers performing snow safety work in the Graveline Gulch area noticed two skiers dart across Highway 91 as they reached the road. The skiers had followed the patrollers, ducking a boundary rope. Andrew Kehl and Travis McAlpine were cooperative and said they would accept the consequences of their actions, according to the Sheriff’s Office report.

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