Not the PR they would hope for.
We hope your Christmas was Merry and we at the Ogden Valley Forum wish you and yours a Happy and prosperous 2012. We have been taking a well deserved literary break for the holidays, but could not pass up on a video that has been making the rounds in the backrooms of Facebook and beyond.
Harassment at Snowbasin from Garden Stories. on Vimeo.
To set up the video, a local Snowboarder from Layton is stopped by a Snowbasin Instructor and Pro Patroller on what appears to be the speed trap known as Bear Hollow. Without so much as a warning, the patroller pulls the season pass of a teen who, to us, didn't seem to be going all that fast or out of control. In fact, he was able to stop abeam the Instructor with ease.
The teens politely queries the patroller, who at one points tells the second teen to "Shut the F--- Up." He then threatened the second teen would lose his pass too if he didn't shut up.
Of course, Barney Fife didn't know that the local kids were wearing a Go Pro and that they had captured the entire exchange on video.
We are guessing Barney should be walking the unemployment line. What is your take?
UPDATE: 12/28/11 @ 9:44 PM
Fox !3 is running the story tonight.
And from KSL.com
And The Standard Examiner has this story.