In the United Kingdom, indoor skiing is banned on public land, but it is legal for private companies to ski in public areas.
In the United states, private companies have been able to operate on private land for years, but this year, the state of New York is considering regulating the sport.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed that indoor skiing in public spaces like parks and playgrounds would be banned until the city can establish regulations that protect both skiing and public safety.
“The City is committed to working with the states to address the safety of outdoor recreational activities, and to establish rules to address outdoor recreational safety in public places,” he wrote in a statement.
De Blasio is proposing that New York ban all indoor ski equipment except ski poles, ski jumps, and other non-skating equipment that is used for the purpose of being used to ski.
This would allow private companies like Nordic Spire to operate and keep their operations in public, but not ski at parks and other public places.
Other states have also considered similar proposals, like Utah and Idaho, which are both in the midst of regulating outdoor recreational activity.
The United Kingdom’s proposed ban, which would affect only indoor skiers, could be considered temporary until the state can establish rules for outdoor recreational skiing.
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