A ski resort's ban on snowboarders isn't state action

Wasatch Equality v. Alta Ski Lifts Co., No. 14-4152 (10th Cir. Apr. 19, 2016).

Not a victim of a civil rights violation (credit: G Morel / flickr)

Not a victim of a civil rights violation (credit: G Morel / flickr)

The U.S. Forest Service has allowed a ski resort to operate within a National Forest. That ski resort bans snowboarders. Does that ban count as state action, thereby allowing snowboarders to argue that it denies them equal protection of the law? Nope.