Snowboarders meeting Alta, U.S. Forest Service in court over ban

Posted at 8:26 AM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 10:26:54-05

DENVER – A federal appeals court will hear a lawsuit challenging Alta Ski Area’s ban on snowboarding Tuesday.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has agreed to hear the arguments.

A group calling itself “Wasatch Equality” is suing Alta and the U.S. Forest Service, claiming Alta’s ban on snowboarders violates their 14th Amendment rights to equal protection.

The group is trying to claim a Constitutional right to snowboard.

Wasatch Equality says it is a recognized class that should be protected.

The 14th Amendment has been used in cases of race, gender religion and most recently, same-sex marriage.

Fox 13’s Ben Winslow is in Denver and will have the latest updates on the case Tuesday.