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Soren McCarty

Skiing drunk and/or high is still illegal in Breckenridge

This story in Saturday's Summit Daily News makes it clear: Aggressive skiers and riders are a higher-priority law-enforcement target in Breckenridge this year, and the Colorado Ski Safety Act will be enforced. But the story also notes that the Breckenridge police department's jurisdiction ends 150 yards up the mountain, and the Summit County Sheriff is responsible for wrongdoing at higher elevations. No word yet if they plan on staking out the Peak 8 Summit.

Regardless, the Breckenridge P.D. plans to send uniformed officers onto the slopes this season with the intent of inhibiting aggressive and drunken behavior. But top Breck cop Rick Holman doesn't seem too concerned about the impact of Breck's recent decriminalization of marijuana (he's quoted saying there have been "no conversations about expecting more people to ski under the influence") -- but that doesn't mean you should offer the police officer you're sharing the lift with a toke.

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