Two Skiing Deaths Over Weekend

In Colorado, a 26-year-old man from Silverthorne was killed while snowboarding at Keystone Ski Resort on Friday. According to the Summit County coroner, Eric Haiar apparently lost control while snowboarding on Spring Dipper, an intermediate run, and collided with a tree. As is so often the case with tree collisions, the cause of death was […]

December 16 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Ski Accident Results in Criminal Plea

A ski accident which occurred last February, resulted in a conviction of reckless endangerment for one of the skiers. The victim of the collision, Bethany Vitt of Becksville, Ohio, had to be transported by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after the Telluride accident. The hitter, William Winship of Telluride, was sentenced Tuesday. […]

December 12 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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First Colorado Ski Death of the Season

A 22-year-old University of Colorado student died Monday at Eldora Mountain Resort after he apparently struck a tree while skiing. The CU senior was originally was from Coral Springs, Fla. When the student missed scheduled music rehearsals and fraternity meetings, friends called police around 9 p.m. and reported him missing. Boulder County sheriff’s deputies found […]

December 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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No Immunity for Fall in Resort Cafe

A judge has ruled that a ski pass waiver does not provide Aspen Skiing Co. immunity for an alleged fall in a mountain restaurant. On Jan. 8, 2012, Genevieve Fulton came off a ski lift, placed her skis at the back entrance and went inside Cloud 9 through the kitchen. After about an hour, Fulton […]

December 04 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Recalled Ski Poles – Pick May Break Off

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of Black Diamond Whippet and Whippet Carbon ski poles manufactured May 2013 through January 2014. Both models of the telescoping ski poles have a stainless steel pick in the handgrip which can break and fail to slow or stop users from sliding downhill on a snow or […]

December 01 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Stopped Skier Responsible for Collision

A Nova Scotia man has lost his lawsuit against a former high school student, and her school, for a ski accident that occurred at Ski Martock, a ski resort located near Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada. Sacred Heart School of Halifax student Anna Sperker collided with Harold Lownds while skiing down the Strawberry Jinx run on […]

November 25 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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