Ski Fraud

By: AP
By: AP

Vail Resorts is on pace to double the amount of people prosecuted for using other people's season ski passes at Vail Mountain.

Detective Sergeant Craig Bettis of the Vail Police Department says 32 of 42 people arrested this season have been prosecuted, compared with three by the same time last season. In all, 64 people last season were charged with "deceptive use of a ski facility" as the charge is formally called.

Violators face a maximum fine of 999 dollars.

Vail officials credit an increase in season passes, along with a bigger photo, alert employees, and improved training.

Resorts spokeswoman Jen Brown says employees are also offered an incentive, though she wouldn't say how much.


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