Snowboarder arrested for not wearing mask at Canadian ski resort

The video below has been circulating a lot on social media in recent days. It shows a snowboarder being arrested for refusing to wear a mask on the chairlift at Blue mountain station in Ontario, Canada.

Here is the station current policy for mountain activities:

  • Face masks/coverings are recommended at all times and required in the lift lines and on the chairlift
  • Physical distancing of 2m (6ft) is required on all lift lines
  • Proof of vaccination is not required to ski or snowboard

Check it out below:

I have a few thoughts right off the bat.

1st- Why do ski resorts always require masks to be worn on outdoor open-air chairlifts? It seems more than a little pointless these days.

2nd – This guy knew the rules before he came to the resort. It’s a prick to have blatantly broken these rules to make a statement.

3rd- Did they really have to forcefully arrest him for not wearing a mask? Just tell him they won’t operate the elevator until he installs one. Knocking him to the ground in front of his family seemed utterly pointless.

4th- This guy in the green jacket is an asshole for getting involved. He only made the situation worse by rushing into it.

^ Blue Mountain Trail Map

Just my thoughts. I know some of you will be more passionate about video than I am, but it all seems like this could have been avoided in my opinion.

It’s just sad.

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