Police seek whoever damaged ski trails by driving SUV on them

State Police believe this Toyota 4-Runner was driven on the cross-country ski trails at Cascade Ski Center on state Route 73 near Lake Placid. (Provided photo — Photo provided by New York State Police)

LAKE PLACID — On Sunday, the New York State Police received a call that a person had damaged cross-country ski trails at Cascade Ski Center by driving a four-wheel-drive SUV on them.

The ski center reported an individual drove a Toyota 4-Runner on the Nordic trails, leaving “extensive ruts,” according to State Police spokeswoman Trooper Jennifer Fleishman.

State Police shared a photo of a man they say they want to speak with about the incident, and also a photo of a 4-Runner they believe was the one involved. They ask anyone with information on the incident, vehicle or person(s) involved to call them at 518-873-2750.

Cascade, on state Route 73 southeast of Lake Placid, is a private Nordic ski center, store, bar and restaurant owned by the Jubin family. Owner Art Jubin declined to comment on the damage allegation.

Many Adirondack trails are muddy at present due to recent rainfall on top of high water levels left over from spring.

State Police want to talk to this man regarding someone four-wheeling on and damaging the cross-country ski trails at Cascade Ski Center on state Route 73 near Lake Placid. (Provided photo — Photo provided by New York State Police)

Staff Writer Elizabeth Izzo contributed to this report.

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