At least one person will be cited after driving on the ski trails at Nine Mile Forest last weekend.
Sheriff’s Office officials say deputies observed a vehicle at Nine Mile Forest at 4:40 am Saturday. Since the park was closed at that time, the deputy made contact with the occupants. While speaking to the occupants, the trail’s groomer said the vehicle had been driving on the ski trails.
Lt. Cory Gladden told City Pages that the occupants will be cited. A social media post saying the driver was arrested was not true, Gladden confirmed to City Pages.
Gladden says the deputy who made contact with the vehicle’s occupants is working with the Sheriff Office’s recreational deputies to issue citations. The nature of those citations has not yet been determined.
Parks Director Jamie Polley told City Pages that someone drove their truck from Red Bud Road onto Leo’s, Main Street and The Alps cross country ski trails. A parks department employee put in extra time to regroom most of the trails other than the Alps ready to go for skiers.
The staff member was able to finish grooming The Alps on Sunday. Having use of a New Holland tractor the Parks Department has been trying out made a big difference, Polley says.