Letter to the editor: Blame the rider, not the equipment, when attacking snow bikes

David Gray

This letter to the editor is in response to John Boyce’s letter published on Jan. 30 in Summit Daily News titled, “Snow bikes don’t belong on our ski resort slopes.”

Get your facts straight, John. The device that injured those folks at Keystone was not a snow bike, it was a Snogo, much heavier and way less maneuverable. A snow bike weighs about the same as a pair of skis. The guy left the scene; that should tell you a lot. 

About 30 years ago, folks like you railed against snowboards. Bottom line is this, John: it’s the skill and integrity of the rider that matters.

If you want a policy that makes the slopes “safer for all,” I suggest you take up bowling or croquet.

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