"It's not appropriate to have drones flying over crowds or chairlifts," said Hiram Towle, Mt. Ashland ski area general manager. "We can't have an unskilled drone operator crashing a drone down on skiers and snowboarders."
Signs have been put up at the ski area informing the public about the new policy.
"Out of safety concerns for guests, employees and resort property, as well as concerns about individual privacy, Mt. Ashland Ski Area prohibits operation or use of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public — including recreational users and hobbyists — without the prior written authorization from Mt. Ashland management," the signs read.
To learn more about Mt. Ashland's drone ban, click here.