MBNA Board Statement on Dogs
We understand that unruly dogs and dog feces on the ski trails can be a significant problem. We also understand that many skiers enjoy the company of their dogs and are willing and able to keep their dogs under control and to clean up after them.
MBNA has no authority with respect to dogs on ski trails. All of the Happy Jack ski trails groomed by MBNA are on US Forest Service administered land. MBNA provides trail grooming and ski instruction under a Challenge Cost Share Agreement and an Outfitter Guide Permit which reserves all responsibility for trail-use rules to the Forest Service.
The Laramie Ranger District Office issued this statement concerning dogs at the Happy Jack area:
"The existing Tie City recreation area boundary has been expanded by the Forest Service to include the parking lot, as well as the section of trail between the lot and the campground. A leash law for dogs is enforced in this area.
Dogs need to be leashed through the parking lot and inside the fences and gates which surround the campground. That includes the portion of groomed trail that falls inside the fenced perimeter, known as the Campground Loop. MBNA and the Forest Service encourage responsibility, a multi-use mentality and courtesy by all users of the trails. It is recommended that dog owners use other areas on race days."
Thank you very much for your help and cooperation.