What is Colorado Ski Injury Law?

If I am injured while skiing in Colorado, can I recover from the ski area for my injuries?

The general answer is “No.” The Ski Safety Act (CRS §33-44-103(3.5)) sets forth a long laundry list of potential dangers that a skier may encounter while skiing and provides that “No skier may make any claim against or recover from any ski area operator for injury resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing.” There are, however, some exceptions for injuries which occur while on a ski lift or gondola, or caused by the negligent operation of the area. The Act also defines which skier has the right of way when there is a skier vs. skier collision. It is possible to bring a claim against a negligent skier who causes injury. If you have been injured while skiing, contact us for additional information. We have helped many injured skiers recover for their injuries.

 

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Good afternoon, I’m Mark Biddison, member and manager Law Firm of Stevens, Lipman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg in Boulder, Colorado.

Colorado is a state where people come to ski and tube and snowboard. So the question is, “If I’m injured while skiing in Colorado,

can I recover from the ski area from my injuries? Generally answer is no. The sky Safety Act in Colorado, sets forth a long laundry list of potential dangers that a skier may encounter while skiing and provides that quote No skier may make any claim against or recover from any Ski area operator for injury resulting from

any of the inherent dangers in risks of skiing. There are, however, some exceptions for injuries, which occur while on a Skilift or gondola

or caused by the negligent operation of the area. The Act also defines which here has the right of way, when there is a skier, versus skier collision, it is possible to bring a claim against a negligent Skier, who causes injury if you’ve been injured. Contact us for additional information. The consultation is free. We have helped many injured skiers in Colorado, recover for their injuries.

I’m Mark Biddison, member and manager Law Firm of Stevens, Lipman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg in Boulder, Colorado.

I’m licensed to practice law in Colorado as well as California and all of the federal courts in Colorado and California as well as United States Supreme Court.

So if you had issues related to claims either in California, Colorado, or any of the federal courts around the country, please be sure to give me a call for a free consultation.