Wolf Creek Cited for Employee’s Avalanche Death

Colorado’s Wolf Creek Ski Area has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after an employee died during avalanche training held outside of the resort’s boundaries.  OSHA has found that the ski area lacked a way for employees to make emergency contact with base operations or to summon first responders on March 4, […]

September 19 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Safety
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Intrawest Full Owner of Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Denver’s Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc. will pay $52.5 million for the half of Blue Mountain Ski Resort, is the largest ski resort in Ontario, that it doesn’t already own.  With full ownership, Intrawest will gain between $6 million and $8 million a year in additional cash. The company said it has received minimum cash distributions […]

September 15 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Vail Buys PCMR

Powdr Corp. has sold its Park City Mountain Resort to Vail Resorts for $182.5 million, ending a year of drama for the entire town.  According to reports, the deal requires Vail Resorts to retain Park City Mountain Resort employees.  Vail President Blaise Carrig arrived in Park City yesterday to calm PCMR employees and the community […]

September 12 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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There Will Be a 2014-2015 Season at PCMR

Those in this quaint ski town can breathe a collective sigh of relief – Park City Mountain Resort has announced that it will post the $17.5-million bond required to continue operating on its upper terrain for the upcoming ski season. The bond stays a court-ordered eviction that would have turned most of the resort’s terrain […]

September 10 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Ya Later...
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Jury Decides Collision Was an Accident

An Eagle County jury found no liability for the injuries suffered by a ski instructor injured in a collision on Beaver Creek mountain.  Dan Sheffield, a retired Denver attorney and Beaver Creek ski instructor, sued a Mexico City family for injuries he said he suffered in a collision with their 13-year-old son. The collision occurred […]

September 04 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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Read the Fine Print of “Super Deals”

September means cooler mornings, golden aspens and the countdown to the next ski season.  Last year the Colorado ski season began two weeks before Halloween and with the cool, very wet summer we have experienced this year – we may match or even beat that early date. So, this is the time when excited skiers […]

September 02 / 2014
Author Linda Chalat
Category Ski Law
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