Season Pass With Pro Rata Caveat

For the third year in a row, Park City Mountain Resort is selling season passes with a caveat related to the lawsuit against its landlord, Talisker Land Holdings, LLC.   For the 2014-2015 ski season, the caveat says PCMR “plans to operate business as usual” during the next ski season. If that is not the case […]

April 18 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Bindings Release and Waivers

This ski season we heard from a significant number of skiers who had serious accidents when the bindings did not release their skis during a fall.  Bindings are adjusted to accommodate different characteristics of the user, including experience level and physical condition.  Ideally, the bindings will release the skis when needed to prevent greater injury […]

April 17 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Dramatic Avalanche Season Highlights Need for Expertise

This season was a particularly dangerous one for back country enthusiasts. So far, 26 people have died in avalanches during the 2013-14 snow season, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.  An estimated 228 people have died in slides since the beginning of the 2006-2007 season. Most experts see the increasingly popular use of backcountry […]

April 11 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Separate Cases of Lone Skier Fatalities

The Aspen Skiing Co. lift operator who died at the Snowmass Ski Area on Thursday has been identified as Jeffrey Beadle.  Beadle, 47, was skiing by himself at the time of the accident at the bottom of the Cirque Headwall. He died after suffering multiple chest injuries, according to a statement released Friday by the […]

April 07 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Skier Sues Skibowl for Drunken Snowboarder

A skier who lost the use of a kidney after an allegedly drunken snowboarder slammed into her is suing the snowboarder and Mt. Hood Skibowl, a resort just outside Portland, Oregon,  for $900,000. Maria Stanila’s lawsuit describes what it claims is “A Ski Bowl Culture of Alcohol-Fueled Adrenaline From The Top Down.”  The suit claims […]

April 04 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Six Ski Deaths This Season in Northeast U.S.

There have been several deaths at ski areas across the Northeast region this season.  A total of six violent ski deaths have been widely reported: In December, the body of 21-year-old Jennifer Strohl from Pennsylvania was found just off a ski trail at Killington after she was reported missing. New Jersey’s Lawrence Walck, 45, died […]

April 02 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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