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Court rules inbounds avalanches are inherent risk of Colorado skiing


Court rules inbounds avalanches are inherent risk of Colorado skiing - The Denver Post

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Avalanches within the boundaries of open runs at Colorado ski resorts are an inherent danger, and operators do not have to warn skiers or close runs, even when risk is high, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

The 2-1 decision, which immunizes resorts from claims after avalanche-related deaths or injuries, is the first of its kind in the country, said Jim Chalat, a Colorado ski attorney. He said the decision is likely to influence courts in other states with similar ski-safety laws.

Wow.  No sense of security in Colrado ski country, false or otherwise.

So no recourse.

I know, guess you're on your own, as far as protecting yourself in a ski resort.  This is not good, and they are predicting this will spread to other ski resorts.  I feel they should protect inbounds, and if they can't make it safe, don't open it.

Seems doubly dangerous in a state where recreational marijuana is legal. 

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