In what could become a public relations disaster on par with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s harassment of Doug Coombs, this past Saturday sheriff deputies assisted by ski patrol arrested and handcuffed Jackson area longtime local Roland Fleck for a variety of charges stemming from him skiing (with climbing skins) up the resort slopes.
According to Jackson Hole News and Guide:
“Fleck, 78, a longtime Jackson doctor, fitness buff and one of the original investors in Teton Village, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass, interference with an officer, unsafe skiing and theft of services. His extrication from the mountain came after up to seven ski patrollers spent 3.5 hours trying to stop him…”
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WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.