Aspen among the many ski areas that ban drones |

Aspen among the many ski areas that ban drones

Jason Blevins
The Denver Post
Would there be any special exceptions that could circumvent the ban?
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If camera-toting drones follow the ubiquitous trend of skiers strapped with point-of-view cameras, could we see a deluge of aerial quadcopters at resorts across the high country?

Not if ski resorts can stop it.

Resorts across the U.S. are hedging against snowy vistas clogged by drones by adopting — many in the last season — explicit bans on the wildly popular aerial cameras.

“We just felt it was necessary to cover the resort and be ahead of any issues that could potentially occur,” said Erica Mueller, a spokeswoman for Crested Butte Mountain Resort, which is among dozens of ski areas that recently outlined a ban on unmanned aerial vehicles.

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