I happened across this article by Alta Mayor Tom Pollard today:
I don't have the time or expertise to formulate a genuine response, but it would be nice if someone would--it would be a shame to let the misinformation about "skier compaction" persist simply because everyone expects someone else will write a formal letter or op-ed. (can you say collective action/public goods problem? - nerd humor).
I mention this because I know not everyone reads the entire paper daily, so its easy to miss.
And as an aside, I don't know why they couldn't get a focused shot of Pollard for the newspaper....who the hell is the photographer here?