Another Fatality for the Season

Even though the ski season is all but over, another skier death occurred this past weekend. One man died and two were injured in a Sunday morning avalanche that swept the challenging Sickle Couloir on Mount Moran in Wyoming. The man killed in the slide was identified late Sunday as Luke Lynch, 38, a Jackson […]

May 20 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Aussies Courted by Aspen and Vail

Following Vail Resort’s purchase of Perisher in Australia, Aussie skiers are the big winners. In response to the Vail-Perisher Freedom Pass, Aspen Snowmass has developed a SKI30 pass, specifically for the Australian market. Valid for up to 30 consecutive days from January 1, the SKI30 pass is priced at $806 Australian, and includes a bonus […]

May 11 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Skiers at Vail Down, But Profits Up

Vail experienced a 2.8 percent drop in skier visits this season and suffered a devastating drought in its west resorts, Tahoe’s snowpack (home to Vail Resorts-operated Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Northstar) had the worst winter on record while Utah’s (home to Vail-operated Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons Resort) already meager snowpack melted away to nothing. […]

May 05 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Final Death of Ski Season

Sadly, the last week of skiing for most ski areas across the country saw one more death from a collision with a tree. A Deschutes County sheriff’s officer says a 29-year-old Bend, Oregon, man has died in a skiing accident at Mount Bachelor. Sgt. Ronny Dozier said Peter Sky was skiing with a friend yesterday […]

May 01 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Bagley Case Moving Toward Trial

Attorneys for Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort and injured snowboarder Myles Bagley met Tuesday before Deschutes County Circuit Judge Stephen Forte, a day nine years in the making. But as is often the case in court proceedings, there was another postponement, of several months. In 2006, then 18-year-old Bagley went off a jump at Mt. Bachelor’s […]

April 28 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Website & Emails Not Sufficient for Jurisdiction

William Kipp, an Illinois resident, alleged the Devil’s Head Ski Resort was negligent for operating an “unreasonably fast” chairlift, which caused him to break his collarbone when boarding the chairlift on a winter day in January 2012. He sued in the Northern District of Illinois. The district court had subject matter jurisdiction based on diversity, […]

April 24 / 2015
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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