Search for Hit and Run Snowboarder

on May 18, 2014 Ski Safety News & Advice and Tags: , , with 0 comments

A 60-year-old Colorado skier was paralyzed after a snowboarder hit him at Beaver Creek, on April 8th. The snowboarder then took off leaving the victim unconscious. The victim is still recovering at Denver Health Medical Center and listed in fair condition. Under the Colorado Ski Safety Act, you must stay on the scene and give […]

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Inbound Avalanche Inherent Risk in Colorado

on February 20, 2014 Ski Safety News & Advice with 0 comments

A ruling by the Colorado Court of Appeals that avalanches within the boundaries of open runs at Colorado ski resorts are an inherent danger has gained national attention from ski enthusiasts. Under the holding, ski area operators do not have to warn skiers or close runs due to avalanche threats, even when the avalanche risk […]

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Colorado 2014 Ski Law Issues

on February 4, 2014 Ski Safety News & Advice with 0 comments

Jim Chalat is interviewed by Law Week Colorado regarding the hot ski law issues for Colorado in 2014. Two central issues are discussed, the use of waivers and releases by the ski industry to gain even greater immunity than that provided by the Ski Safety Act, and the question of duty of the ski area […]

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Ski Safety Statistics Discussed by Bloomberg Businessweek

on December 24, 2013 Ski Safety News & Advice with 0 comments

Partner Evan Banker comments on skier death statistics for Bloomberg Businessweek in article examining reporting by ski industry. Ski industry numbers do not include all skier or snowboarder deaths, skewing the safety picture for the sport. Read Why Some Skiing Deaths Don’t Make the Official Tally.

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Burlington Free Press – Evan Banker discusses ski area liability

on June 25, 2012 Ski Safety News & Advice and Tags: with 0 comments

Killington faces ski liability trial, with a twist – The Burlington Free Press_ Archives– Partner Evan Banker discusses claims.

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Summit County Citizens – Commentary from Jim Chalat

on June 2, 2012 Ski Safety News & Advice and Tags: with 0 comments

U.S. Forest Service finds Vail without blame for avalanche death, for commentary from Jim Chalat, visit Forest Service review clears Vail in avalanche death.

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