Colorado Ski Safety Act
Colorado Supreme Court declines to hear case challenging ski areas’ use of waivers to avoid lawsuits
Charlotte Redden appealed her argument against the blanket immunity provided to resorts in ubiquitous liability waivers to Colorado’s highest court, which declined to hear her case. “This is a tragedy for ski safety in Colorado,” said one lawyer.
Colorado Supreme Court ends decade-long fight over teen skier’s death in Vail inbounds avalanche
Taft Conlin was killed in an avalanche on Prima Cornice in 2012. His family argued for years that Vail Mountain failed to properly close the run when slide danger was high.
Colorado lawmakers reject effort to require ski areas to report injuries, publish safety plans
Senate Bill 184, the Ski Areas Safety Plans and Accident Reporting Act, would have forced Colorado resorts to be more transparent about when visitors are hurt. It died in committee on Thursday.
Some Colorado lawmakers want ski resorts to report injuries and fatalities
Following health department statistics showing as many as 55 skiers a day are treated in emergency rooms, Senate Bill 184 would require resorts to publish safety plans and injury statistics
Colorado appeals court agrees that ski pass waivers protect resorts from liability in chairlift injuries
The Colorado Court of Appeals ruling on lift ticket and season pass waivers -- which release ski areas from “any and all liability” -- could erase resort safety responsibilities outlined in laws like the Ski Safety Act and the Colorado Passenger Tramway Act