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Vail Police Caution Against Ski Pass Fraud

  • 22 February 2017

The Vail Police Department has seen an increase in the amount of fraudulent ski pass use over this same time last season. So far this season, 39 criminal cases have been reported as opposed to only 4 cases last season during the same period. As a reminder, using another person’s ski pass can have criminal consequences and potentially bar the unauthorized user from skiing the entire season. Once fraudulent use is identified, suspects are either issued a summons into court and released or arrested, depending on the circumstances. The charge carries a maximum fine of up to $2,650 and 180 days in jail.

Vail Resorts is the only authorized retailer of ski passes on Vail Mountain. Vail Police also caution against purchasing lift tickets from any site other than an authorized Vail Resorts retailer. Authorized lift tickets and frequently asked questions can be found on the Vail Resorts website,

Help us get the word out so everyone can have a safe and fun ski season.


Contact: Cmdr. Daric Harvey, 970-477-3433
Vail Police Department


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