Colorado District court judge rules a ski area release does not cover the back entrance to a restaurant

Season pass holder went in the back door of restaurant to warm up. Slipped and fell in kitchen on way back out. Ski area sued for broken elbow.

This case has a long way to go as the trial has not even occurred. However it is sort of interesting based on the limited information available. Basically the language of the release was not enough to stop a lawsuit over a slip and fall in a building on the mountain.

The basis for the judge’s ruling, based on the article, is the term “facility” is not defined in the release to include restaurants. More importantly no release probably covers the back door entrance.

Bigger will be the response by the ski area.

·         Will they put “employee only signs” on the back doors of all their buildings?

·         Will they modify their release to provide better coverage for their buildings

·         Will they put signs and mats down as the court seems to want?

Let me know your picks!

See Judge rules against SkiCo’s waiver in lawsuit

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2013-2014 In bound ski/board fatalities

It is depressing to start working on this every year. I hope it at some point in time can provide answers rather than news.

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. Those references are part of the chart. If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment or contact me. Thank you.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of March 10, 2014. Thanks.

Skiing and Snowboarding are still safer than being in your kitchen or bathroom. This information is not to scare you away from skiing but to help you understand the risks.

Are non-skiing/boarding fatalities that occurred inbounds on the slopes

Fatality while sledding at the Resort is in Green

2013 – 2014 Ski Season Fatalities

Date State Resort Where Trail Difficulty How Cause Ski/ Board Age Sex Home Helmet Ref Ref
12/11 CO Telluride Pick’NGad struck a tree 60 M Norwood CO No http://rec-law.us/190al75 http://rec-law.us/1fchteM
12/12 VT Killington Great Northern Trail Found 21 F PA No http://rec-law.us/1csgWCg
12/16 WA Crystal Mountain Resort Tinkerbell Beginner Lost control and veered off the trail Blunt Force Trauma F Yes http://rec-law.us/Jc4MX3
1/1 WV skiing into a tree M Opp, AL http://rec-law.us/1a6nAkQ
12/19 CO Winter Park Butch’s Breezeway Beginner blunt force injury to the head 19 M Yes http://rec-law.us/1f3ekSy
12/21 CA Heavenly Resort colliding with a snowboarder and being knocked into a tree 56 F NV No http://rec-law.us/JRiP4c http://rec-law.us/1a7REMW
1/11 CO Aspen Belisimo Intermediate hitting a tree Skier 56 M CO Yes http://rec-law.us/1hNbHoz http://rec-law.us/JTr7sY
1/11 MT Whitefish Mountain Resort Gray Wolf and Bighorn Found in a tree well Skier 54 M CA http://rec-law.us/1kx1deP
1/11 VT Stratton Mountain Resort Lower Tamarac Sledding Sledding 45 M NJ No http://rec-law.us/19x4mXb http://rec-law.us/1aRlxS5
1/14 NV Mount Charlteston Terrain Park Fall in Terrain Park Blunt Force Trauma Boarder 20 M NV No http://rec-law.us/1dsDW8B http://rec-law.us/1dyT1Hc
1/17 VT Killington Mouse Trap Trail Striking a tree Boarder 23 M NY http://rec-law.us/1dFfY9j http://rec-law.us/1dKUf0v
1/25 NM Ski Apache Intermediate Struck a Tree Skier 23 F TX http://rec-law.us/1n3PCCM http://rec-law.us/M5qA85
1/25 WA Ski Bluewood Country Road run Beginner Found at top of trail blunt force abdominal injury Skier 14 M WA No http://rec-law.us/1eaGBUM http://rec-law.us/1b4oewr
1/28 UT Deer Valley Keno Ski Run Intermediate hit a tree Skier 65 M FL Yes http://rec-law.us/1eg70Ax http://rec-law.us/1hRbIVm
2/1 VT Sugarbush Ski Resort Lower Rim Run and Lower FIS trails went off the trail and hit a trail sign broken neck Skier 19 F http://rec-law.us/1aeVJ3V http://rec-law.us/1j4jIpF
2/4 ME Sugarloaf resort Hayburner Expert skiing off a trail into trees Skier 21 M NY Yes http://rec-law.us/1fQtrMz http://rec-law.us/1b1OkG0
2/4 CA Heavenly Ski resort upper Nevada Woods Expert Closed area blunt force trauma Boarder 18 M Kings Beach, CA Yes http://rec-law.us/1byr68d http://rec-law.us/1b5exDA

2/7 CO Beaver Creek lower section of Beaver Creek suffered trauma injuries Skier 64 M St Louis, Mo http://rec-law.us/1ns4Hvu
2/8 CO Keystone Ski Area Porcupine and Bighorn Intermediate crashed into a tree blunt-force trauma Skier 46 M Yes http://rec-law.us/Nph8Oa
2/16 MT Whitefish Mtn Resort between Hollwood & Silvertip fell into treewell Skier 48 M Calgary, Alberta http://rec-law.us/1nKj8eh http://rec-law.us/1clTCu3
2/17 WA Stevens Pass Corona Bowl Expert hit head on rock major trauma Boarder 31 M No http://rec-law.us/O48FQH http://rec-law.us/1oRNQFT
2/18 VT Stowe Upper Gondolier hit another skier before sliding into trail sign Skier 30 M Brooklyn, NY Yes http://rec-law.us/1fkn5pt
2/19 WA Crystal Mountain Found in tree well Boarder 35 M Seattle, WA http://rec-law.us/1ffs2kY
3/5 PA Heavenly Valley collided with a tree internal bleeding from blunt-force trauma Boarder 21 M Warren, PA Yes http://rec-law.us/PRTn2a http://rec-law.us/1k4m72J
3/10 CO Copper Mountain Vein Glory Beginner striking a tree Boarder 22 M Denver, CO No http://rec-law.us/1kJvtTc
3/16 NY Whiteface Mountain trail and hit a tree Boarder 22 M Hemlock, NY http://rec-law.us/1gFq34F http://rec-law.us/1mfoli0
3/18 CO Snowmass Gunner’s View trail intermediate collided with a tree hemorrhagic shock due to pelvic trauma Boarder 54 M Germany Yes http://rec-law.us/OAM3Hn
3/21 WA Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort Kiwa run ski dislodged from its binding Ski 47 M Seattle, WA http://rec-law.us/1jreZv1
3/22 VT Stratton Mountain Ski Resort 91 Trail Veered off the trial & crashed into a sign boarding 16 M Boston, MA http://rec-law.us/1jBxxIX http://rec-law.us/1oZzuSX
3/27 CO Keystone Resort intermediate lost control & hit a tree blunt force trauma Skier 60 M Charlotte, NC Yes http://rec-law.us/1dV5lgV http://rec-law.us/O6FJ9R
3/28 CO Snowmass Elk Camp Chairlift at the top of Sandy Park collision with another skier that led to Cohen hitting a tree multiple injuries Skier 45 M Cincinnati, OH Yes http://rec-law.us/1dHi0co http://rec-law.us/1dHi0co
4/1 WY Jackson Hole Pair-a-Chutes ( The Parachutes) collided with a tree significant body trauma Skier 31 M Jackson Hole, WY & PA http://rec-law.us/1dN158G http://rec-law.us/1ebWibv
4/3 CO Snowmass Cirque Headwall multiple chest injuries Skier 47 M Yes http://rec-law.us/PyekPa http://rec-law.us/1lA1H1g
4/6 CA Northstar Rail Splitter Advanced crashing into a tree Skier 67 M Van Nuys, CA Yes http://rec-law.us/1fWUnLK
4/6 NY Lake Placid Excelsior lost control and struck a tree Boarder 22 M Canandaigua, NY No http://rec-law.us/PG1Hls http://rec-law.us/1mUlNpW

Our condolences go to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts extend to the families and staff at the areas who have to deal with these tragedies.

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Snowshoe.com has a great handout to promote snowshoeing and help beginners and experts enjoy the sport. On top of that, it provides a few safety tips.

www.snowshoes.comSnowshoe.com 2014_02_05_13_41_590002

Laminated card is easy to keep in a pocket or next to your snowshoes so you can review it before each snowshoe trip.

This is a great idea for beginners and will help people get into snowshoeing a little easier. But what I really like is the few simple safety tips.Snowshoe.com

The checklist has safety gear listed as Essential and then a section on Optional Safety Gear.

On the back is just a few reminders to keep beginners safe and as a reminders to experts.

Good job Snowshoe.com

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2013-2014 In bound ski/board fatalities

It is depressing to start working on this every year. I hope it at some point in time can provide answers rather than news.

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. Those references are part of the chart. If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment or contact me. Thank you.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of January 13, 2014. Thanks.

Skiing and Snowboarding are still safer than being in your kitchen or bathroom. This information is not to scare you away from skiing but to help you understand the risks.

Are non-skiing/boarding fatalities that occurred inbounds on the slopes

Fatality while sledding at the Resort is in Green

2013 – 2014 Ski Season Fatalities

#

Date

State

Resort

Where

Trail Difficulty

How

Cause

Ski/ Board

Age

Sex

Home town

Helmet

Reference

 

 

1

12/11

CO

Telluride

Pick’N Gad

 

Left the ski run, struck a tree and suffered fatal injuries

 

 

60

M

Norwood, CO

No

http://rec-law.us/190al75

http://rec-law.us/1fchteM

 

2

12/12

VT

Killington

Great Northern Trail

 

Found

 

 

21

F

PA

No

http://rec-law.us/1csgWCg

 

 

3

12/16

WA

Crystal Mountain Resort

Tinkerbell

Beginner

Lost control and veered off the trail

Blunt Force Trauma

 

 

F

 

Yes

http://rec-law.us/Jc4MX3

 

 

4

1/1/14

WV

 

 

 

skiing into a tree

 

 

 

M

Opp, AL

 

http://rec-law.us/1a6nAkQ

 

 

5

12/21

CA

Heavenly Resort

 

 

colliding with a snowboarder and being knocked into a tree

 

 

56

F

NV

No

http://rec-law.us/JRiP4c

http://rec-law.us/1a7REMW

 

6

12/19

CO

Winter Park

Butch’s Breezeway

Beginner

 

blunt force injury to the head

 

19

M

 

Yes

http://rec-law.us/1f3ekSy

 

 

7

1/11

CO

Aspen

Bellisimo

Inter

hitting a tree

 

Ski

56

M

CO

Yes

http://rec-law.us/1hNbHoz

http://rec-law.us/JTr7sY

 

8

1/11

MT

Whitefish Mountain Resort

Gray Wolf and Bigho

 

Found in a tree well

 

Ski

54

M

CA

 

http://rec-law.us/1kx1deP

 

 

9

1/11

VT

Stratton Mountain Resort

Lower Tamarac

 

Sledding

 

Sledding

45

M

NJ

No

http://rec-law.us/19x4mXb

http://rec-law.us/1aRlxS5

 

10

1/14

NV

Mount Charleston

 

Terrain Park

Fall in terrain park

blunt-force trauma

Boarder

20

M

NV

No

http://rec-law.us/1dsDW8B

http://rec-law.us/1dyT1Hc

 

11

1/17

VT

Kilington

Mouse Trap Trail

 

striking a tree

 

Boarder

23

M

NY

 

http://rec-law.us/1dFfY9j

http://rec-law.us/1dKUf0v

 

12

1/25

NM

Ski Apache

 

Inter

struck a tree

 

Skier

23

F

TX

 

http://rec-law.us/1n3PCCM

http://rec-law.us/M5qA85

 

13

1/25

WA

Ski Bluewood

Country Road run

Beginner

Found at top of trail

 

Skier

14

M

WA

 No

http://rec-law.us/1eaGBUM

 http://rec-law.us/1b4oewr

 

Our condolences go to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts extend to the families and staff at the areas who have to deal with these tragedies.

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North Carolina Skier Safety Act

North Carolina Skier Safety Act

General Statutes of North Carolina

CHAPTER 99C. ACTIONS RELATING TO WINTER SPORTS SAFETY AND ACCIDENTS

Go to the North Carolina Code Archive Directory

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 99C-1 (2013)

§ 99C-1. Definitions

When used in this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

(1) Competitor. — A skier actually engaged in competition or in practice therefor with the permission of the ski area operator on any slope or trail or portion thereof designated by the ski area operator for the purpose of competition.

(1a) Freestyle terrain. — Constructed and natural features in ski areas intended for winter sports including, but not limited to, terrain parks and terrain park features such as jumps, rails, fun boxes, half-pipes, quarter-pipes, and freestyle-bump terrain.

(2) Passenger. — Any person who is being transported or is awaiting transportation, or being conveyed on a passenger tramway or is moving from the disembarkation point of a passenger tramway or is in the act of embarking upon or disembarking from a passenger tramway.

(3) Passenger tramway. — Any device used to transport passengers uphill on skis or other winter sports devices, or in cars on tracks, or suspended in the air, by the use of steel cables, chains, belts or ropes. Such definition shall include such devices as a chair lift, J Bar, or platter pull, rope tow, and wire tow.

(4) Ski area. — All winter sports slopes, alpine and Nordic ski trails, freestyle terrain and passenger tramways, that are administered or operated as a ski area enterprise within this State.

(5) Ski area operator. — A person, corporation, or organization that is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of the ski area.

(6) Skier. — Any person who is wearing skis or other winter sports devices or any person who for the purpose of skiing or other winter sports is on a designated and clearly marked winter sports slope, alpine or Nordic ski trail or freestyle terrain that is located at a ski area, or any person who is a passenger or spectator at a ski area.

(7) Winter sports. — Any use of skis, snowboards, snowshoes, or any other device for skiing, sliding, jumping, or traveling on snow or ice.

§ 99C-2. Duties of ski area operators and skiers

(a) A ski area operator shall be responsible for the maintenance and safe operation of any passenger tramway in his ski area and insure that such is in conformity with the rules and regulations prescribed and adopted by the North Carolina Department of Labor pursuant to G.S. 95-120(1) as such appear in the North Carolina Administrative Procedures Act. The North Carolina Department of Labor shall conduct certifications and inspections of passenger tramways.

A ski area operator’s responsibility regarding passenger tramways shall include, but is not limited to, insuring operating personnel are adequately trained and are adequate in number; meeting all standards set forth for terminals, stations, line structures, and line equipment; meeting all rules and regulations regarding the safe operation and maintenance of all passenger lifts and tramways, including all necessary inspections and record keeping.

(b) A skier shall have the following responsibilities:

(1) To know the range of the skier’s abilities to negotiate any ski slope or trail and to ski within the limits of such ability;

(2) To maintain control of the skier’s speed and course at all times when skiing and to maintain a proper lookout so as to be able to avoid other skiers and obvious hazards and inherent risks, including variations in terrain, snow, or ice conditions, bare spots and rocks, trees and other forms of forest growth or forest debris;

(3) To stay clear of snow grooming equipment, all vehicles, pole lines, lift towers, signs, snowmaking equipment, and any other equipment on the ski slopes and trails;

(4) To heed all posted information and other warnings and to refrain from acting in a manner which may cause or contribute to the injury of the skier or others;

(5) To wear retention straps, ski brakes, or other devices to prevent runaway skis or snowboards;

(6) Before beginning to ski from a stationary position or before entering a ski slope or trail from the side, to avoid moving skiers already on the ski slope or trail;

(7) To not move uphill on any passenger tramway or use any ski slope or trail while such person’s ability to do so is impaired by the consumption of alcohol or by the use of any narcotic or other drug or while such person is under the influence of alcohol or any narcotic or any drug;

(8) If involved in a collision with another skier or person, to not leave the vicinity of the collision before giving his name and current address to an employee of the ski area operator, a member of the ski patrol, or the other skier or person with whom the skier collided, except in those cases when medical treatment is required; in which case, said information shall be provided as soon as practical after the medical treatment has been obtained. If the other person involved in the collision is unknown, the skier shall leave the personal identification required by this subsection with the ski area operator;

(9) Not to embark upon or disembark from a passenger tramway except at an area that is designated for such purpose;

(10) Not to throw or expel any object from a passenger tramway;

(11) Not to perform any action that interferes with the operation or running of a passenger tramway;

(12) Not to use such tramway unless the skier has the ability to use it with reasonable safety;

(13) Not to engage willfully or negligently in any type conduct that contributes to or causes injury to another person or his properties;

(14) Not to embark upon a passenger tramway without the authority of the ski area operator;

(15) If using freestyle terrain, to know the range of the skier’s abilities to negotiate the terrain and to avoid conditions and obstacles beyond the limits of such ability that a visible inspection should have revealed.

(c) A ski area operator shall have the following responsibilities:

(1) To mark all trails and maintenance vehicles and to furnish such vehicles with flashing or rotating lights that shall be in operation whenever the vehicles are working or moving in the ski area;

(2) To mark with a visible sign or other warning implement the location of any hydrant or similar equipment that is used in snowmaking operations and located anywhere in the ski area;

(3) To indicate the relative degree of difficulty of a slope or trail by appropriate signs. Such signs are to be prominently displayed at the base of a slope where skiers embark on a passenger tramway serving the slope or trail, or at the top of a slope or trail. The signs must be of the type that have been approved by the National Ski Areas Association and are in current use by the industry;

(4) To post at or near the top of or entrance to, any designated slope or trail, signs giving reasonable notice of unusual conditions on the slope or trail;

(5) To provide adequate ski patrols;

(6) To mark clearly any hidden rock, hidden stump, or any other hidden hazard known by the ski area operator to exist;

(6a) To inspect the winter sports slopes, alpine and Nordic ski trails, and freestyle terrains that are open to the public at least twice daily and maintain a log recording: (i) the time of the inspection and the name of the inspector(s); and (ii) the general surface conditions, based on industry standards, for the entire ski area at the time of the inspections;

(6b) To post, in a conspicuous manner, the general surface conditions for the entire ski area twice daily; and

(7) Not to engage willfully or negligently in any type conduct that contributes to or causes injury to another person or his properties.

§ 99C-3. Violation constitutes negligence

A violation of any responsibility placed on the skier, passenger or ski area operator as set forth in G.S. 99C-2, to the extent such violation proximately causes injury to any person or damage to any property, shall constitute negligence on the part of the person violating the provisions of that section.

§ 99C-4. Competition

The ski area operator shall, prior to the beginning of a competition, allow each competitor a reasonable visual inspection of the course or area where the competition is to be held. The competitor shall be held to assume risk of all course conditions including, but not limited to, weather and snow conditions, course construction or layout, and obstacles which a visual inspection should have revealed. No liability shall attach to a ski area operator for injury or death of any competitor proximately caused by such assumed risk.

 


Utah Skier Safety Act

Utah Skier Safety Act

UTAH CODE ANNOTATED

TITLE 78B.  JUDICIAL CODE 

CHAPTER 4.  LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY 

PART 4.  INHERENT RISKS OF SKIING

Go to the Utah Code Archive Directory

Utah Code Ann. § 78B-4-401  (2012)

§ 78B-4-401.  Public policy

   The Legislature finds that the sport of skiing is practiced by a large number of residents of Utah and attracts a large number of nonresidents, significantly contributing to the economy of this state. It further finds that few insurance carriers are willing to provide liability insurance protection to ski area operators and that the premiums charged by those carriers have risen sharply in recent years due to confusion as to whether a skier assumes the risks inherent in the sport of skiing. It is the purpose of this act, therefore, to clarify the law in relation to skiing injuries and the risks inherent in that sport, to establish as a matter of law that certain risks are inherent in that sport, and to provide that, as a matter of public policy, no person engaged in that sport shall recover from a ski operator for injuries resulting from those inherent risks.

§ 78B-4-402.  Definitions

   As used in this part:

   (1) “Inherent risks of skiing” means those dangers or conditions which are an integral part of the sport of recreational, competitive, or professional skiing, including, but not limited to:

      (a) changing weather conditions;

      (b) snow or ice conditions as they exist or may change, such as hard pack, powder, packed powder, wind pack, corn, crust, slush, cut-up snow, or machine-made snow;

      (c) surface or subsurface conditions such as bare spots, forest growth, rocks, stumps, streambeds, cliffs, trees, and other natural objects;

      (d) variations or steepness in terrain, whether natural or as a result of slope design, snowmaking or grooming operations, and other terrain modifications such as terrain parks, and terrain features such as jumps, rails, fun boxes, and all other constructed and natural features such as half pipes, quarter pipes, or freestyle-bump terrain;

      (e) impact with lift towers and other structures and their components such as signs, posts, fences or enclosures, hydrants, or water pipes;

      (f) collisions with other skiers;

      (g) participation in, or practicing or training for, competitions or special events; and

      (h) the failure of a skier to ski within the skier’s own ability.

   (2) “Injury” means any personal injury or property damage or loss.

   (3) “Skier” means any person present in a ski area for the purpose of engaging in the sport of skiing, nordic, freestyle, or other types of ski jumping, using skis, sled, tube, snowboard, or any other device.

   (4) “Ski area” means any area designated by a ski area operator to be used for skiing, nordic, freestyle, or other type of ski jumping, and snowboarding.

   (5) “Ski area operator” means those persons, and their agents, officers, employees or representatives, who operate a ski area.

§ 78B-4-403.  Bar against claim or recovery from operator for injury from risks inherent in sport

   Notwithstanding anything in Sections 78B-5-817 through 78B-5-823 to the contrary, no skier may make any claim against, or recover from, any ski area operator for injury resulting from any of the inherent risks of skiing.

§ 78B-4-404.  Trail boards listing inherent risks and limitations on liability

   Ski area operators shall post trail boards at one or more prominent locations within each ski area which shall include a list of the inherent risks of skiing, and the limitations on liability of ski area operators, as defined in this part.

§ 72-11-201.  Passenger ropeways — Purpose and scope

   (1) In order to safeguard the life, health, property, and welfare of citizens while using passenger ropeways, it is the policy of the state to:

   (a) protect citizens and visitors from unnecessary mechanical hazards in the design, construction, and operation of passenger ropeways, but not from the hazards inherent in the sports of mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, and hiking, or from the hazards of the area served by passenger ropeways, all of which hazards are assumed by the sportsman; and

   (b) require periodic inspections of passenger ropeways to ensure that each passenger ropeway meets “The United States of America Standard Institute Safety Code for Aerial Passenger Tramways,” or an equivalent standard established by rule under Section 72-11-210.

(2) (a) Except as provided in Subsection (2)(b), the committee, through the Department of Transportation, shall:

      (i) register all passenger ropeways in the state;

      (ii) establish reasonable standards of design, construction, and operational practices; and

      (iii) make inspections as necessary to implement this section.

   (b) The committee has no jurisdiction over the construction, modification, registration, or inspection of a private residence passenger ropeway.

 


2012-2013 In bound ski/board fatalities

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. Those references are part of the chart. If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment or contact me. Thank you.

Several Corrections have been made to items reported earlier.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of March 28, 2013. Thanks.

Skiing and Snowboarding are still safer than your kitchen or bathroom. This information is not to scare you away from skiing but to help you understand the risks and to study.

2012 – 2013 Ski Season Deaths

Blue is a death of an employee while working

# Date State Resort Where How Ski / Board Age Sex Hometown Helmet Ref Ref
1 12/2 MI Boyne Highlands Resort Camelot fell within the slope boundaries and did not collide with any type of obstacle Boarder 17 F Alanson, MI http://rec-law.us/11JFVOo
2 12/21 CA Squaw Valley KT-22 strike the tree Skier 71 M Auburn, CA Yes http://rec-law.us/10ctrSt
3 12/24 CA Donner Ski Ranch Avalanche Boarder 49 M Hirschdale, CA http://rec-law.us/UCaHJz http://rec-law.us/Sgjsbi
4 12/24 CA Alpine Meadows Sherwood Bowl Avalanche Skier 53 M http://rec-law.us/13eiU72 http://rec-law.us/VGsqh5
5 12/30 CO Snowmass Hanging Valley Headwall Avalanche, swept over cliff Skier 49 F Patricia Hileman http://rec-law.us/RCv6fd http://rec-law.us/VOCr8H
6 1/4 CO Copper Mountain Vein Glory Hit Tree M Houston, TX No http://rec-law.us/RCy03u http://rec-law.us/VyzVnU
7 1/9 CO Keystone Frenchman Hit Tree Skier 20 F Austin, TX No http://rec-law.us/VSGVvz http://rec-law.us/WGPsjQ
8 1/9 CO Wolf Creek Hit Tree Skier 70 M Pagosa Springs, CO http://rec-law.us/XVWEj2
9 1/19 MD Wisp Squirrel Cage Hit tree Skier 40 M Rockville, MD http://rec-law.us/XPB9wz http://rec-law.us/UJnfeK
10 1/21 UT Park City Silver King Hit tree Skier 67 M NJ No http://rec-law.us/YchKpN http://rec-law.us/Wm6mrQ
11 2/3 CA Mammoth Lakes Wipe Out 2 Fell Skier M http://rec-law.us/14BKzzk
12 2/4 CO Aspen Mountain Jackpot run Collision Skier 48 F Philadelphia, PA Yes http://rec-law.us/YCh1hM http://rec-law.us/YChb8O
13 2/8 CO Keystone Porcupine Hit Tree Skier 27 M Palos Hills, IL (Hillman AFB NM) Yes http://rec-law.us/XbsYsL http://rec-law.us/XPtHkJ
14 2/10 CO Breckenridge Columbia Hit Tree Skier 45 M Reston, VA Yes http://rec-law.us/YtRJ3y http://rec-law.us/Ujx85e
15 2/22 MD Wisp Squirrel Cage Hit Tree Skier 38 M Upper Arlington, OH http://rec-law.us/133BO30 http://rec-law.us/UZfW57
16 3/2 WI Devils Head Ski Resort Hit Tree Skier 30 M Madison, WI http://rec-law.us/13Grw9f http://rec-law.us/WUwUUw
17 NJ Mountain Creek Hit surface Skier M No Email
18 3/13 ID Sun Valley Resort Roundhouse Lane Hit Tree Skier 38 F Hailey, ID Yes http://rec-law.us/140BJ0o
19 3/16 CA China Peak Mountain Resort Fell and/or hit stump Skier 49 M Fresno, CA Yes http://rec-law.us/YOYIHa
20 3/21 CO Steamboat Springs Ski Resort Hit Tree Skier 35 M http://rec-law.us/105wEOX
21 3/22 CO Snowmass Ski Area Coney Glade run & Lunchline trails Hit Tree Skier 42 M Kensington, Md Yes http://rec-law.us/ZkmHej http://rec-law.us/13pmmPR
22 3/27 UT Brighton Ski Area Found wrapped around tree Boarder 26 M Sandy, UT Yes http://rec-law.us/10m67gi http://rec-law.us/X0cqY7
23 3/3 UT Deer Valley Little Bell Hit Tree Skier 33 M No http://rec-law.us/13W2zI7 http://rec-law.us/16ztlSh
24 4/12 OR Mt Hood Meadows Hit Tree Skier 51 M Yes http://rec-law.us/15aIFse

There is a rumor, unsubstantiated of a fatality at a Colorado Ski Area. Supposedly a skier hit a tree.

Our condolences go to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts extend to the families and staff at the areas who have to deal with these tragedies.

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Have you seen or heard of these in the US?

10 FIS Rules for skiing and snowboarding

Here in the US we know Your Responsibility Code (or one of the million variations.)  The FIS Rules are similar but different. FIS or International Ski Federation, Federation International de Ski is mostly own for making the rules for ski races. However, outside of the US FIS is the ski association.

1. Respect for others

A skier or snowboarder must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.

2. Control of speed and skiing or snowboarding

A skier or snowboarder must move in control. He must adapt his speed and manner of skiing or snowboarding to his personal ability and to the prevailing conditions of terrain, snow and weather as well as to the density of traffic.

3. Choice of route

A skier or snowboarder coming from behind must choose his route in such a way that he does not endanger skiers or snowboarders ahead.

4. Overtaking

A skier or snowboarder may overtake another skier or snowboarder above or below and to the right or to the left provided that he leaves enough space for the overtaken skier or snowboarder to make any voluntary or involuntary movement.

5. Entering, starting and moving upwards

A skier or snowboarder entering a marked run, starting again after stopping or moving upwards on the slopes must look up and down the slopes that he can do so without endangering himself or others.

6. Stopping on the piste

Unless absolutely necessary, a skier or snowboarder must avoid stopping on the piste in narrow places or where visibility is restricted. After a fall in such a place, a skier or snowboarder must move clear of the piste as soon as possible.

7. Climbing and descending on foot

A skier or snowboarder either climbing or descending on foot must keep to the side of the piste.

8. Respect for signs and markings

A skier or snowboarder must respect all signs and markings.

9. Assistance

At accidents, every skier or snowboarder is duty bound to assist.

10. Identification

Every skier or snowboarder and witness, whether a responsible party or not, must exchange names and addresses following an accident.

 

However, the rules are a lot clearer and forceful in several areas.

First, there are more FIS Rules. Ten rather than the average of seven. (Remember Your Responsibility Code is not adopted by anyone but supported by NSAA and NSP. Resorts, or anyone, can alter, add or change the code.)

Second the FIS Rules cover additional things such as stopping at accidents and ascending up hill.

Finally, the FIS Rules are more specific on several areas. The Your Responsibility Code is interpreted daily in courts about what has more significance or importance. Mostly, which is more important, where you stop, how you start or whether the overtaking skier has issues. Any collision on the slopes is a battle between these issues with the injured party arguing that no matter the uphill skier is at fault. The FIS Rules eliminate a lot of that argument.

10-fis-rules-for-conduct-1.pdf

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Skier Fatalities by Month

These are fatalities at ski resorts, in-bounds and not labeled by the NSAA as a medical issue. These are from my reports and not from the NSAA.

The first chart is the skier and boarder fatalities by year.

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This chart is the skier and boarder fatalities graphed by month for each year.

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Here are the numbers:

12-13 12-11 11-10 10-09 09-08 08-07 07-06 06-05 05-04
Nov 0 3 1 2 0 2 0 2 0
Dec 5 1 12 4 10 5 3 2 10
Jan 3 17 13 7 10 12 11 9 12
Feb 12 14 9 6 13 11 14 14
Mar 14 9 6 6 23 3 8 5
Apr 0 1 1 4 3 0 6 1
May 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8 47 51 29 36 46 27 40 42

I cannot make any discernible connection just by looking at the month when a skier or boarder has a fatality at a ski area in bounds.

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Ohio adopts the requirement that a skier assumes the risk of a collision with another skier.

Horvath Et Al., v. Ish Et Al., 2012 Ohio 5333; 2012 Ohio LEXIS 2872

In order to recover in a collision on the ski slope the plaintiff must prove the defendant’s actions were reckless or intentional.

This case is between an injured adult and a young snowboarder. The snowboarder and his friends were on the same slope as the adult and his friends. The snowboarders went through the terrain park and upon exiting collided with the plaintiff.

The plaintiff sued for his injuries. The trial court dismissed the complaint based on the assumption of the risk. The plaintiff appealed, and the appellate court reversed the trial court agreeing with the plaintiffs that the Ohio statute created liability on the part of skiers and boarders for any collision.

The Ohio Supreme Court also sent the case back to the trial court but only to determine if the actions of the defendant snowboarder were reckless or intentional. The Supreme Court found that the statute in question, Ohio R.C. 4169.08 or 4169.09 only applied to the ski areas and did not apply to skiers and boarders.

So?

Once the Supreme court held that the statute did not apply, the legal issue was easily decided. The statute in question stated that skiing was a hazardous sport regardless of the safety measures that could be taken.

Under Ohio’s law on sports had held that:

[w]here individuals engage in recreational or sports activities, they assume the ordinary risks of the activity and cannot recover for any injury unless it can be shown that the other participant’s actions were either reckless or intentional

In Ohio, primary assumption of the risk means that a “defendant owes no duty whatsoever to the plaintiff.” The assumption is limited to those risks directly associated with the activity. “To be covered under the [primary-assumption-of-the-risk] doctrine, the risk must be one that is so inherent to the sport or activity that it cannot be eliminated.”

The court then held:

Accordingly, we hold that skiers assume the ordinary risks of skiing, which include collisions with other skiers, and cannot recover for an injury unless it can be shown that the other skier’s actions were reckless or intentional.

So Now What?

Ohio joins most other states with ski areas that require more than simple negligence on the part of the defendant for the plaintiff to recover for a collision on the slopes.

Without this standard of care, the risk of the sport would be totally removed, and skiers and boarders would enter a turnstile before they could enter the slope.

All sports have risk and if you are not willing to accept the risk of the sport then you should search for a sport that has risks that are what you can deal with. Checkers or chess are what I would suggest, although you could be hit by an angry knight if your opponent loses their temper.

 

Ski Area: Boston Mills Ski Area

Plaintiffs: Angel Horvath and Eugene Horvath

Defendants: David Ish, Tyler Ish and their cousins

Plaintiff Claims: Plaintiff had acted negligently, carelessly, recklessly, willfully, and wantonly in causing the collision with Defendant

Defendant Defenses: Assumption of the Risk

Holding: Reversed and sent back to determine if the defendant acted intentional or recklessly when he collided with the plaintiff.

 

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2012-2013 In bound ski/board fatalities

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. Those references are part of the chart If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment.

Several Corrections have been made to items reported earlier.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of December 10, 2012. Thanks.

2012 – 2013 Ski Season Deaths

# Date St Area Where How Cause Ski/ Board Age Sex Helmet Ref Ref Ref
1 11/29 ID Sun Valley ski resort Bald Mountain Chairlift Fell off (Medical?) 56 M http://rec-law.us/Vi4ims http://rec-law.us/TyVnKu
2 12/1 CO Keystone Resort River Run Gondola Maze Standing in Maze (Medical) Skier 66 M http://rec-law.us/SCZHXJ http://rec-law.us/YkDioj http://rec-law.us/UjBMfK
3 12/2 MI Boyne Highlands Resort Camelot, (Beginner) fell within the slope boundaries and did not collide with any type of obstacle. Board 17 F http://rec-law.us/11JFVOo

Our condolences to the families of the deceased. Our good thoughts to the families and staff at the areas who have to deal with these tragedies.

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Short and Sweet Michigan case backs up the Michigan Ski Area Safety Act

Marshall v. Boyne USA, Inc., 2012 Mich. App. LEXIS 928

If you have seen the terrain park and half pipe in the morning, it is hard to argue it was not marked in the afternoon.

The Michigan Appellate Court in a concise three-page  decision overruled the lower court and held that the Michigan Ski Safety Act bars the plaintiff’s claims.

The plaintiff was skiing at Boyne Mountain ski area in Michigan. He skied  into the Terrain Park earlier in the day. He had seen, but not read the warning sign before entering the park. After lunch, he and his friend went back into the park. After going off several jumps the plaintiff skied across the slope and went off another jump. As he was stopping he slid over the lip of the half pipe and fell into the half pipe suffering severe injuries. (This is the second case I’ve read where the person was injured in the half pipe not by going into the half pipe, but by falling into the half pipe from the berm. The first was Dunbar v. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 25807.)

The court correctly described the half pipe in its decision. “The terrain park contained a half pipe that was about twenty feet deep. A half pipe is a ski attraction created by a trench in the snow that extends downhill. Skier’s ski inside of the half pipe.” In the Dunbar case, where the court held for the plaintiff, the court had no idea what a half pipe was based on the description of the half pipe.

The plaintiff sued for negligently failing to adequately mark the boundaries of the half pipe. The defendants argued the Michigan Ski Safety Act, MCL 408.321 et seq., and two releases signed by the plaintiff protected them from suit.

So?

The court’s analysis of the legal issues was short and sweet. The court looked at the Michigan Ski Safety Act (SASA) and found no violation of the act and found nothing done by the ski area created liability not imposed by the act.

The SASA imposes a duty in the ski area to identify unnecessary or not obvious dangers. The act requires skiers to assume the risks of numerous items, including variations in terrain. The half pipe the court found was not unnecessary and was obvious because the plaintiff had seen it in the morning and because the terrain park had the required warning sign at the top of the ski run. The SASA  requires that hazards involve equipment and fixtures to be marked. The terrain park was neither.

By choosing to ski in the terrain park, which was marked with signage as required by the SASA, and which contained the half pipe that plaintiff saw earlier that day, plaintiff is held to have accepted the danger as a matter of law.

The ski area did not violate the SASA.

The court after coming to this conclusion did not look at the other defenses of the defendant, the two releases. One release had been signed by the plaintiff when he rented his ski equipment and one release was on the back of the lift ticket. The second argument would have been interesting; only one court has found the lift ticket to be a contract which could hold the defendant not liable. Most courts hold the language is simply warning language because there is not meeting of the minds to create a contract when you are just handed a piece of paper.

So Now What?

It is quite clear here that one of the reasons why the court held the way it did was because it understood what a half pipe was. In a similar case where the plaintiff got lost in the terrain park and fell into the half pipe the court held for the plaintiff, however, it was obvious from the decision the court had no clue about what a half pipe was or why the resort had one. (Dunbar v. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Corporation, 2004 U.S. App. LEXIS 25807)

It is important to remember that you need to educate the courts, the same way you educate your clients if you expect to keep both happy. Clients who do not understand what they are about to experience are more susceptible to getting hurt (based on my experience) and are not prepared for the experience. If your documentation shows you educated the client, the court in reviewing the evidence is more likely to also understand what the plaintiff knew and can easily find on your behalf.

If you did not adequately educate your client, then you leave it to your attorney to educate the court. This means you have to educate two people. You have to make sure your attorney understands what you do and why, and then you have to make sure your attorney can  pass that information on to the court.

If your client does not understand the risks, then your attorney and the court are not going to understand leaving you writing a check for any injuries.

Education is important even after school is over.

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2011-2012 Ski Season Skier/Boarder Fatalities

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment.

Several Corrections have been made to items reported earlier.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of April 15, 2012. Thanks.

#

Date

Resort

Age

Skier Ability

Ski/ Tele /Boarder

Helmet

Reference

1

11/18/2011

Vail

62

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/rBcn7A

2

11/18/2011

Breckenridge

19

Expert

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/rBcn7A

3

11/27/2011

Mountain High ski resort

23

Beginner

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/uGuW17

4

12/18/2011

Sugar Bowl ski resort

7

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/viAqCR

1/4/2012

Medical

http://rec-law.us/y3sOtx

5

1/11/2012

Ski Apache

29

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/zdfQ4k

6

1/12/2012

Sugarloaf ski resort

41

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/yNHkuc

7

1/14/2012

Silverton Mountain Ski Area

25

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/zcw6MB

8

1/17/2012

Heavenly Mountain Resort

34

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/yRAXXc

9

1/18/2012

Aspen Highlands

30

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wv7vDs

10

1/18/2012

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

15

Boarder

No

http://rec-law.us/AAnq46

11

1/19/2012

Park City

29

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/w0k4Pe

12

1/20/2012

Copper Mountain

51

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wD06TR

13

1/20/2012

Whiteface Mountain

25

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wDkcfl

14

1/21/2012

Vail

13

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/xdhVcp

15

1/22/2012

Winter Park

28

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/A0bbt

16

1/24/2012

Steamboat Ski Area

32

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/wF9UFc

17

1/24/2012

Taos Ski Valley

60

Skier

http://rec-law.us/wUl1Vz

18

1/25/2012

Keystone Ski Area

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/AihrSt

19

1/27/2012

Mt. Hood Skibowl

17

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/zzD3KB

1/29/2012

Medical

19

http://rec-law.us/wcPB7k

20

1/30/2012

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

36

Skier

http://rec-law.us/yOwgDg

21

1/31/2012

Solitude Ski Resort

74

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/w68s4A

22

2/1/2012

Squaw Valley

51

Skier

http://rec-law.us/xqDrGE

23

2/4/2012

Sugarbush Resort

41

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/zTDKPK

24

2/4/2012

Ski Windham Mountain Resor

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/ySA8W4

25

2/5/2012

Keystone Ski Area

58

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/wH6QJA

26

2/5/2012

Ski Windham Mountain Resort

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/zcTZpF

27

2/6/2012

Mount Snow

33

http://rec-law.us/ABqYPQ

28

2/8/2012

Vail

37

Yes

http://rec-law.us/zF4Ck2

29

2/9/2012

Keystone Ski Area

72

Yes

http://rec-law.us/A9YwUD

30

2/11/2012

Jay Peak Resort

29

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/x3rzek

31

2/11/2012

Terry Peak Ski Area

24

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/A0BvQq

32

2/11/2012

Terry Peak Ski Area

24

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/A0BvQq

33

2/18/2012

Sun Valley

34

2/19/2012

Copper Mountain

15

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/xHsBHH

35

2/26/2012

Keystone Ski Area

24

Yes

http://rec-law.us/y4CANi

36

2/23/2012

Northstar California

52

Yes

http://rec-law.us/zgqcTZ

37

3/1/2012

Burke Mountain Ski Resort

70

Yes

http://rec-law.us/xOjOY7

38

3/8/2012

Copper Mountain

18

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/xotYaO

39

3/9/2012

Keystone Ski Area

23

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/xJ2THl

40

3/10/2012

Terry Peak Ski Area

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/ADkQWq

41

3/10/2012

Loveland Ski Area

71

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/Ajhcko

42

3/14/2012

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

36

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/w3lbdr

43

3/16/2012

Northstar California

51

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/FQM5hK

44

3/18/2012

China Peak Ski Resort

30

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/FQ2kwq

45

3/18/2012

Sierra-at-Tahoe

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/FVYq4q

46

3/19/2012

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

20

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/GAucKe

47

3/21/2012

Mt. Hood Skibowl recreational area

38

Yes

http://rec-law.us/GOnK3g

48

3/24/2012

Wold Creek Ski Area

19

No

http://rec-law.us/GP0RXB

3/23/2012

Medical

Yes

http://rec-law.us/H7nGFL

49

3/28/2012

Skibowl

37

Yes

http://rec-law.us/GO4xMx

50

3/31/2012

White Pass Ski Area

22

http://rec-law.us/H3

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Skier/Boarder Fatalities 2011-2012 Ski Season 3/15/12

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of March 15, 2012. Thanks.

#

Date

Resort

Age

Skier Ability

Ski/ Tele /Boarder

Helmet

Reference

1

11/18/2011

Vail

62

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/rBcn7A

2

11/18/2011

Breckenridge

19

Expert

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/rBcn7A

3

11/27/2011

Mountain High ski resor

23

Beginner

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/uGuW17

4

12/18/2011

Sugar Bowl ski resort

7

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/viAqCR

6

1/11/2012

Ski Apache

29

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/zdfQ4k

7

1/12/2012

Sugarloaf ski resort

41

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/yNHkuc

8

1/14/2012

Silverton Mountain Ski Area

25

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/zcw6MB

9

1/17/2012

Heavenly Mountain Resort

34

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/yRAXXc

10

1/18/2012

Aspen Highlands

30

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wv7vDs

11

1/18/2012

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

15

Boarder

No

http://rec-law.us/AAnq46

12

1/19/2012

Park City

29

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/w0k4Pe

13

1/20/2012

Copper Mountain

51

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wD06TR

14

1/20/2012

Whiteface Mountain

25

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wDkcfl

15

1/21/2012

Vail (skied into closed area)

13

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/xdhVcp

16

1/22/2012

Winter Park

28

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/A0bbt

17

1/24/2012

Steamboat Ski Area

32

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/wF9UFc

18

1/24/2012

Taos Ski Valley

60

Skier

http://rec-law.us/wUl1Vz

19

1/25/2012

Keystone Ski Area

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/AihrSt

20

1/27/2012

Mt. Hood Skibowl

17

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/zzD3KB

22

1/30/2012

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

36

Skier

http://rec-law.us/yOwgDg

27

1/31/2012

Solitude Ski Resort

74

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/w68s4A

23

2/1/2012

Squaw Valley

51

Skier

http://rec-law.us/xqDrGE

26

2/4/2012

Sugarbush Resort

41

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/zTDKPK

33

2/4/2012

Ski Windham Mountain Resor

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/ySA8W4

24

2/5/2012

Keystone Ski Area

58

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/wH6QJA

30

2/6/2012

Mount Snow

33

http://rec-law.us/ABqYPQ

28

2/8/2012

Vail

37

Yes

http://rec-law.us/zF4Ck2

29

2/9/2012

Keystone Ski Area

72

Yes

http://rec-law.us/A9YwUD

31

2/11/2012

Jay Peak Resort

29

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/x3rzek

32

2/11/2012

Terry Peak Ski Area

24

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/A0BvQq

34

2/18/2012

Sun Valley

 http://rec-law.us/GB3TCy

35

2/19/2012

Copper Mountain

15

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/xHsBHH

36

2/26/2012

Keystone Ski Area

24

Yes

http://rec-law.us/y4CANi

37

2/23/2012

Northstar California

52

Yes

http://rec-law.us/zgqcTZ

38

3/1/2012

Burke Mountain Ski Resort

70

Yes

http://rec-law.us/xOjOY7

39

3/8/2012

Copper Mountain

18

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/xotYaO

40

3/9/2012

Keystone Ski Area

23

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/xJ2THl

41

3/10/2012

Terry Peak Ski Area

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/ADkQWq

42

3/10/2012

Loveland Ski Area

71

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/Ajhcko

43

3/14/2012

Crested Butte Mountain Resort

36

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/w3lbdr

44

3/16/2012

Northstar California

51

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/FQM5hK

45

3/18/2012

China Peak Ski Resort

30

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/FQ2kwq

46

3/18/2012

Sierra-at-Tahoe

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/FVYq4q

47

3/19/2012

Sugar Bowl Ski Resort

20

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/GAucKe

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Skier/Boarder Fatalities 2011-2012 Ski Season 2/15/12

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of February 15, 2012. Thanks.

#

Date

Resort

Age

Skier Ability

Ski/ Tele /Boarder

Helmet

Reference

1

11/18/2011

Vail

62

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/rBcn7A

2

11/18/2011

Breckenridge

19

Expert

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/rBcn7A

3

11/27/2011

Mountain High ski resor

23

Beginner

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/uGuW17

4

12/18/2011

Sugar Bowl ski resort

7

Expert

Skier

 

http://rec-law.us/viAqCR

5

1/4/2012

Ski Ward

19

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/y3sOtx

6

1/11/2012

Ski Apache

29

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/zdfQ4k

7

1/12/2012

Sugarloaf ski resort

41

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/yNHkuc

8

1/14/2012

Silverton Mountain Ski Area

25

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/zcw6MB

9

1/17/2012

Heavenly Mountain Resort

34

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/yRAXXc

10

1/18/2012

Aspen Highlands

30

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wv7vDs

11

1/18/2012

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Resort

15

Boarder

No

http://rec-law.us/AAnq46

12

1/19/2012

Park City

29

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/w0k4Pe

13

1/20/2012

Copper Mountain

51

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wD06TR

14

1/20/2012

Whiteface Mountain

25

Yes

http://rec-law.us/wDkcfl

15

1/21/2012

Vail

13

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/xdhVcp

16

1/22/2012

Winter Park

28

Expert

Skier

http://rec-law.us/A0bbt

17

1/24/2012

Steamboat Ski Area

32

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/wF9UFc

18

1/24/2012

Taos Ski Valley

60

Skier

http://rec-law.us/wUl1Vz

19

1/25/2012

Keystone Ski Area

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/AihrSt

20

1/27/2012

Mt. Hood Skibowl

17

Boarder

http://rec-law.us/zzD3KB

21

1/29/2012

Canyons Ski Resort

19

http://rec-law.us/wcPB7k

22

1/30/2012

Seven Springs Mountain Resort

36

Skier

http://rec-law.us/yOwgDg

27

1/31/2012

Solitude Ski Resort

74

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/w68s4A

23

2/1/2012

Squaw Valley

51

Skier

http://rec-law.us/xqDrGE

26

2/4/2012

Sugarbush Resort

41

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/zTDKPK

33

2/4/2012

Ski Windham Mountain Resor

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/ySA8W4

24

2/5/2012

Keystone Ski Area

58

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/wH6QJA

25

2/5/2012

Ski Windham Mountain Resort

54

Skier

http://rec-law.us/zcTZpF

30

2/6/2012

Mount Snow

33

http://rec-law.us/ABqYPQ

28

2/8/2012

Vail

37

Yes

http://rec-law.us/zF4Ck2

29

2/9/2012

Keystone Ski Area

72

Yes

http://rec-law.us/A9YwUD

31

2/11/2012

Jay Peak Resort

29

Boarder

Yes

http://rec-law.us/x3rzek

32

2/11/2012

Terry Peak Ski Area

24

Skier

No

http://rec-law.us/A0BvQq

 

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How And Why Americans Engage With Winter Sports Brands: Research Reveals Social Networking Plays A Major Role In Activity

Nearly Half of Winter Sports Participants Recommend

English: Canadian winter sports, snowshoeing a...

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Products or Brands to Peers

Slightly over one in five American adults (21 percent) revealed that they ever participate in any winter sport, according to new research released from IMRE Sports, and conducted on their behalf by Harris Interactive. Among those who ever participate in winter sports, 47 percent make recommendations to their peers about their favorite winter sports products or brands.

The research also indicated that among those who ever participate in winter sports, 74 percent use social media sites. Interestingly enough, of that 74 percent, 84 percent utilize the platform to follow brands.

Harris Interactive conducted this survey online among 2,292 adult Americans ages 18 and older between December 19 and 21, 2011. The research was spearheaded by the Maryland-based sports marketing agency, IMRE Sports.

Coupons and Giveaways atop the type of information Americans prefer from brands via social media channels

The type of information Americans prefer to receive from brands through social media sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) reveals a variety of trends that brands can leverage via promotions and advertising. The research revealed that even more opportunity lies among those Americans who have ever participated in winter sports.

Among those who use social media sites and who ever participate in winter sports, coupons (49 percent) and giveaways (41 percent) are the most popular types of information users would prefer to receive from the brands they follow or connect with via social media sites.

The research revealed the following statistics among adult Americans who used social media sites, as well as those who used social media sites and ever participated in winter sports:

Types of Information / Use social media sites / Use social media sites and participate in winter sports

Coupons, sales or discounts / 45% / 49%
Giveaways (e.g., contests, sweepstakes, drawings) / 39% / 41%
New or existing product information / 25% / 29%
Event announcements or coverage / 16% / 17%
Customer service feedback / 15% / 16%
Company news (e.g., business updates) / 12% / 15%
A brand’s charitable or environmental efforts / 11% / 11%
Insights about the industry or brand category / 9% / 11%
Behind the scenes information about the brand (e.g., filming of commercials, product/technology info) / 8% / 9%
Other / 2% / 2%

One-on-one conversations and social networking are the most prominent ways in which winter sports participants recommend their favorite winter sports products/brands to their peers

Of the 21 percent of adult Americans who ever participate in winter sports, the research study revealed that 47 percent recommend any of their favorite winter sport products/brands to their peers. Specifically:

· 33 percent use one-on-one conversation (e.g., in person, phone, email, online chat)

· 11 percent use social networking sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Google+)

· 7 percent add their opinion to a review site

· 5 percent blog their recommendations

· 5 percent post a recommendation to an online forum

· 5 percent use video or photo sharing websites (e.g., YouTube, Flickr) to share their recommendation

· 2 percent use some other method to make a recommendation to their peers

Teams and athletes lead winter sports related groups that Americans follow via social media channels

The types of winter sports related groups adult Americans specifically follow using social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) reveal a range of important trends that brands can leverage via advertising.

The study revealed that 62 percent of adult Americans use social media sites. Among that 62 percent, the research showcased which winter sports-related groups Americans follow or connect with via social channels:

· Teams and athletes led the category (each at 7 percent)

· 5 percent follow news media outlets

· 4 percent follow winter sports events (e.g., Winter X Games, Winter Olympics)

· 4 percent follow apparel manufacturers

· 4 percent follow clubs or associations

· 2 percent follow resorts or venues and gear manufacturers

· 1 percent follow some other winter sports related group

The research showed that women (68 percent) are using social media sites significantly more than men (56 percent). However, among those using social media sites, men (25 percent) are significantly more likely than women (13 percent) to use social media sites to follow or connect with winter sport-related groups.

Skiing and hiking top all winter sports

One-fifth (21 percent) of adult Americans over age 18 ever participate in winter sports. Among them, the study showed the following breakdown of winter sport participation:

· Skiing (e.g., alpine, cross country) and hiking topped all winter sports with 8 percent of adult Americans ever participating in these sports

· 3 percent participate in the following winter sports: snowboarding, snowmobiling and ice fishing

· 2 percent of adult Americans participate in ice hockey

· Other answers included: snowshoeing (2 percent), mountain climbing (2 percent), curling (1 percent) and some other winter sport (3 percent)

· Men (28 percent) are significantly more likely to ever participate in any winter sport compared to women (14 percent)

The research also revealed that significantly more Midwesterners (29 percent) ever participate in winter sports compared to those in the West (22 percent), Northeast (19 percent), or South (15 percent). In addition, significantly more 18-34 (28 percent) and 35-44 year olds (29 percent) ever participate in winter sports compared to their older counterparts (18 percent for 45-54 year olds; 12 percent for those 55+).

“The winter sports fan is extremely loyal to their apparel and equipment brands, and they are willing to share their insights with fellow consumers,” said IMRE Sports Vice President of Social Marketing, Crystalyn Stuart. “The way Americans utilize resources to recommend brands to their peers illustrates how brands can focus their spending, particularly as social media options continue to rise in popularity. This research illustrates that the winter sports fan is a very targeted, but potentially lucrative, demographic.”

For more insight on the implications of this research, visit www.IMRESportsIQ.com.

Survey Methodology
This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Interactive on behalf of IMRE Sports from December 19 to 21, 2011 among 2,292 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact Kelly Nowlan at 410-821-8220 or kellyn.

About IMRE Sports
IMRE is an agency of marketing experts serving brands and clients invested in the sports industry. IMRE Sports connects brands to fans and helps corporations leverage their sponsorship investments to generate more brand exposure and fan engagement. IMRE’s clients include Target, Stanley Black & Decker and John Deere. Services include public relations, social marketing, advertising, emerging media and research. For more information, visit www.imresports.com.

About Harris Interactive
Harris Interactive is one of the world’s leading custom market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers expertise in a wide range of industries including healthcare, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Serving clients in over 215 countries and territories through our North American and European offices and a network of independent market research firms, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us – and our clients – stay ahead of what’s next. For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

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PSIA-AASI Releases E-Learning Module for Entry Level Instructors

Professional Ski Instructors of America

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In an effort to expand resources for those looking to become snowsports instructors, the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and American Association of Snowboard Instructors (AASI) has launched the Entry Level Instructor’s Guide. This new e-learning tool details in easy-to-understand language what to expect in becoming a professional snowsports instructor.

The Entry Level Instructor’s Guide is the first in a series of online e-courses produced by PSIA-AASI that introduces the basics of teaching snowsports, PSIA-AASI as an organization, and PSIA-AASI models and concepts to prospective instructors or newly hired instructors. Each course integrates on-snow video content of snowsports classes in action, as well as downloadable attachments and links for additional research and learning.

“We’re always excited when we launch a new education product, and this one is at the start of a whole new range.” said Earl Saline, PSIA-AASI Professional Development Manager. “As technology has evolved, we are looking at how PSIA-AASI can evolve it’s delivery of education content and we’re excited to improve our online resources with the addition of these e-courses.”

The Entry Level Instructor’s Guide is a 14-minute online course that guides the viewer through a slide show providing an overview of what to expect as a new instructor. With voice-over and video content included, the course is an interactive experience that extends well beyond simply reading text on a screen. This free resource is available to anyone interested in learning more about snowsports instruction through the PSIA-AASI website, TheSnowPros.org.

“Our extension into e-learning came from a desire to provide valuable information for new instructors in a whole new way,” says Saline. “Rather than replace instructor training that a school might provide, the Entry Level Instructor’s Guide is meant to compliment that training for new staff. This piece was developed with members, trainers, and school director input, whose combination of knowledge and experience allowed us to create a great introduction to teaching snowsports that will translate regardless of where an instructor might be working or volunteering.”

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Skier/Boarder Fatalities 2011-2012 Ski Season

This list is not guaranteed to be accurate. The information is found from web searches and news dispatches. If you have a source for information on any fatality please leave a comment.

If this information is incorrect or incomplete please let me know.  This is up to date as of January 15, 2012. Thanks.

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Date

Resort

State

Run

Run Difficulty

Doing What

Age

Skier Ability

Ski/ Tele /Boarder

Cause of Death

Helmet

Reference

1

11/18/2011

Vail

CO

Gitalong Road

Beginner

62

Skier

Yes

http://rec-law.us/rBcn7A

2

11/18/2011

Breckenridge

CO

Northstar

Intermediate

hitting a tree while snowboarding

19

Expert

Boarder

suffered massive internal injuries

Yes

http://rec-law.us/rBcn7A

3

11/27/2011

Mountain High ski resor

CA

Chisolm trail

Beginner

boarding

23

Beginner

Boarder

internal injuries

Yes

http://rec-law.us/uGuW17

4

12/18/11

Sugar Bowl

CA

Mt Lincoln Lift

 

fell off lift

7

Expert

Skier

 

 

http://rec-law.us/viAqCR

5

1/4/12

Ski Ward

MA

Chair Lift

 

Fell off lift

19

Expert

Skier

 

 

http://rec-law.us/y3sOtx

6

1/11/12

Ski Apache

NM

CapitanSlope

Intermediate

fell

29

 

 

 

No

http://rec-law.us/zdfQ4k

7

1/12/12

Sugarloaf

ME

Lower Timber

Beginner

hit tree

41

 

 

 

Yes

http://rec-law.us/yNHkuc

8

1/14/12

Silverton

CO

Riff Run

Expert

fell and slid 1500′

25

Expert

Skier

 

 

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Safety First Mantra Highlighted At Colorado Ski Resorts

Safety First Mantra Highlighted At Colorado Ski Resorts

Safety Week Features Knowing the Code Giveaways, Safety Events, and Artistic Showcases
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) and its 22 member resorts, in conjunction with the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), have teamed up to promote National Safety Awareness Week, which begins tomorrow, January 14, and runs through January 21.
With fresh snow on the mountains from the past week, CSCUSA member resorts across the state will host events, clinics and other activities designed to educate and remind skiers and riders of the importance of slope safety. These programs, promotions and prizes motivate safe skiing and riding behavior, and highlight the Skier Responsibility Code and various resort safety measures.
“This week reinforces the value of safety that our member resorts prioritize for our consumers,” said Melanie Mills, CSCUSA president and CEO. “Guest safety is number one at our resorts and this week is an excellent chance to refresh awareness about skiing and snowboarding responsibly, which is the best way for everyone to enjoy a day on the slopes.”
For CSCUSA member resorts, every week is safety week as resorts have safety measures in place permanently during the season. Examples of how resorts raise awareness about safety include providing information about snow safety and avalanches, educating guests about helmet use, posting reminders about proper hydration and sunscreen use, and designating slow skiing zones.
Ultimately, it is the responsible behavior of skiers and riders that make the slopes safe. Knowing the nationally recognized Your Responsibility Code is crucial to skier and rider responsibility. Referred to simply as The Code, it is comprised of seven principles that collectively outline on-mountain skier etiquette and safe skiing practices.
Responsibilities within The Code include:
  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
  • People ahead of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You must not stop where you obstruct a trail, or are not visible from above.
  • Whenever starting downhill or merging into a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Observe all posted signs and warnings. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  • Prior to using any lift, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.
Below are details about resort-specific events happening for National Safety Awareness Week:

Arapahoe Basin

Arapahoe Basin is hosting a safety weekend on January 14-15 starting at 10 a.m. The base area will be filled with booths focusing on the terrain park, ski patrol, snowsports, and more. One of the sponsors will also be giving away 100 helmets each day, along with a raffle and cake.

Copper Mountain

Copper Mountain will showcase its year-long safety efforts with Copper Safety Fest on January 14-16 in Copper’s Center Village. Along with kid-friendly signage and messaging throughout the West Village, Copper is showing off artwork created by Frisco Elementary School third-graders that focuses on the Responsibility Code and Terrain Park Safety. Copper has also teamed up with many community safety entities like the National Ski Patrol, Copper Mountain Ski Patrol and Avalanche Dogs, US Forest Service, and more to offer tips and information during its family-friendly Safety Fest.
Safety Fest will also have a Flight-For-Life helicopter fly-over on January 15, as well as Avalanche Dog drills and an open house at Ski Patrol Headquarters. There will be daily prize drawings in Burning Stones Plaza.
Copper Ski Patrol is also inviting guests to join in sweeping the mountain during Safety Fest. Each day at 4:15 p.m., Ski Patrol will sweep the trails to make sure that all guests are safely off the mountain before it closes. Guest can sign-up to follow a patroller as they clear the mountain. Spots are limited, so guests must sign up by 2 p.m. that day. For more information and to sign up, call 970.968.2318 x 66124.

Echo Mountain

Echo Mountain celebrates National Safety Awareness Week with activities on January 14-21. Activities include a kids’ poster contest, an on mountain slope-safety scavenger hunt, a stretching session, Responsibility Code trivia and prizes, a Never Summer demo day, and more. Helmet discounts of up to 10 percent will also be offered to Echo Mountain pass holders at participating stores. For more information, visit http://www.echomt.com/.

Loveland

Loveland is kicking off Safety Week on Saturday, January 14 with a visit from Neptune Mountaineering and Pieps, who will join with the Loveland Ski Patrol to give guests avalanche awareness information and beacon training. The ski area’s terrain park crew will also be giving information on the Smart Style Program. Loveland will also feature a manned booth to give information on the skier responsibility code, the importance of sun safety with help from Rocky Mountain Sun Screen, and hydration issues with support from Vitamin Water.

Steamboat

Safety Week at Steamboat will feature a variety of safety messages and activities listed below:
§ Park Rangers: The designers, testers and maintainers of Steamboat’s Terrain Parks will be in Gondola Square January 14-16 sharing the PARKWISE code.
§ Meet Patrol: The men and women who help keep the mountain safe will be onsite in Gondola Square January 14-16 to provide additional information and answer any questions guests may have about mountain safety.
§ Bear the Safety Dog: Steamboat’s Safety Mascot will be in Gondola Square January 14-16.
§ Snow Safety/Avalanche Awareness: On Saturday and Sunday, January 14 and 15, Steamboat Ski Patrol will host special seminars on snow safety and avalanche awareness. The seminars are free to the public and meet at Patrol Headquarters at the top of Sundown Express Chairlift at 1:00 p.m. both days.
§ Know the Code Contest: Skiers and Riders will randomly be stopped on the slopes by members of Steamboat’s Patrol. If they know at least three of the seven parts to the Responsibility Code they’ll receive a prize. The contest runs January 14-22.
§ Billy Kidd One O’Clock Run: This is a free clinic by Steamboat’s director of skiing, who will be joined by Patrol.
§ Free Mountain Tours: Guests c join Steamboat’s Ambassadors with SlopeWise & Safety Information from Patrol at 10:30 a.m. at the top of Vagabond Trail.
§ Free Racing: Any guests who can tell the attendant one of the seven topics of the Responsibility Code races free at the NASTAR training course.

Sunlight

The Sunlight Ski Patrol and Valley View Hospital are hosting Safety Awareness Day at Sunlight Mountain Resort on January 21. As a part of the event, $2,000 worth of helmets will be given to kids in the valley. Visit http://www.sunlightmtn.com/ for more information on the day’s events.

Winter Park

During Safety Week, employees of Winter Park will be out on the mountain, around the Winter Park Resort base and in The Village at Winter Park, sporadically wearing their “Know the Code” arm bands. Guests that talk about the Code with Winter Park employees will be entered into a drawing for a 2012-13 Winter Park Resort adult season pass. During the weekends, Winter Park Resort will have tents set up at the bases of Winter Park and Mary Jane with NSAA giveaways.
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Winter Outdoor Retailer Review of Gear for Youth

Here is my semi-annual review of what is coming on the market in the future for the outdoor industry for youth groups. That means you may not find this stuff on your local retailer’s shelves until a year from now.

Every six months I attend the Outdoor Retailer Trade Show. This is the show where the manufactures show the retailers what is new for the next selling season, normally 12 months out. I check out a lot of things for a lot of different reasons, but my personal favorite is finding teenage youth friendly products. By that I mean stuff that can be used and abused by Scouts and other youth groups.

I’m not paid by any manufacture I write about. In some cases I receive product to review which I can keep.

There wasn’t a lot of new stuff that jumped out of the booths this year at either the Outdoor Retailer or Snowsports Industry Association shows. I would suspect that based on predictions of the economy going somewhere, money for R&D was slowed or cutoff.

Generally the one good thing was the green items. A lot of companies have figured out how to use green materials to make their products as well as to ship and show them. Patagonia of course has been doing this for more than ten years and still leads the way, but several other companies are starting down that path.

Another general idea that is associated with the green movement is the resurgence of wool. There are a lot of companies making wool products Smartwool and Ibex have been doing it awhile are getting bigger.

SteriPen

There are always a lot of comments about the SteriPen as a way to sterilize water. For a group of 12 it won’t work. But for two people on a small trip or traveling to water questionable countries it is very convenient and easy to use. What makes it pretty slick this year is the new case which contains a solar charger. While carrying the case if the solar panel is exposed to the sun it recharges the spare battery inside the case.

Underwear

Thanks to the NFL and other professional sports underwear used to keep us warm, not it helps us stay active, recover quicker and just be better all around. What used to be a niche industry has broken out and is pretty much taking over the base layer industry. Skins is the new manufacture on the block with some very interesting claims. Yellowman has one feature other underwear manufactures do not have. When you look at someone wearing a Yellowman shirt it takes a second to realize it is not a tattoo. Under Amour was the first and still seems to be leading the pack (their booth is getting bigger).

Ex Officio

I know I may be stretching things here, but I really have fallen in love with their underwear. It is very comfortable, what I really like is after 12 or 14 hours of strenuous activity or just walking tradeshow halls, it still feels good and does not stink. You don’t feel clammy, and it does not hold moisture that can create other problems. You can wash it out in the sink, hang it up to dry and it will be ready to go the next morning. For you weight fiends, you could theoretically get away with one pair that weighs less than 2 ounces for the entire trip. (If you do only take one pair of underwear to Philmont on your trip, please don’t let me know!)

Camelback

With the big discussions about the “carcinogens” (BPA) being released from many types of plastic bottles the whole issue is a mess. To deal with it Camelback has come out with a new bottle to retrofit their old bottles. You just unscrew the bottle, put the old lid and tube in and go. This also gives you a spare cap without a spout if you need one.

I’ve been using them for almost a year and have converted to them. The bottle allows you to drink with the bottle upright and you lose the opportunity to spill whatever is inside your drinking bottle down your shirt. There is a tube that extends into the bottle and a Camelback bite tube at the top. When you are done drinking the bite tube folds out of the way and seals the flow of water closed. The lid is designed so it can be clipped to a carabineer without fear of losing the bottle or breaking the clip. They come in several sizes for different uses.

Brooks-Range

Brooks-Range makes several interesting products. What I found interesting was their mountaineering rescue sled. It weighs 2 pounds and folds up into a mall package. When used it unrolls to fit over skis to create a sled for hauling someone off a mountain. Expensive but neat.

Helly Hansen

For you guys & gals who never have enough pockets, Helly Hansen is making a Patrol Vest. It is designed to be light weight and work with a pocket for everything. There are six pockets of different function, size and type on the front of the jacket. It is designed to zip to Helly Hansen Pants to create an effective one piece suit. It also is supposed to match up with one or more of their jackets so you can reach through the jacket pockets into the vest pockets.

I wore something like this when I worked at a ski area and it was wonderful. I kept it loaded with what I needed and I knew I was set when I put it on.

Headlamps

Petzl, Princeton Tec and Black Diamond have gone nuts with headlamps. They are small and lightweight. I carry a Petzl that can be seen for miles, has red and white led’s, flashes and is a little larger than two quarters. If you are need something to look through your pack, read in the evening or find your way to the woods when nature calls in the middle of the night these are perfect.

If you are searching for someone and need to light up an area, these aren’t enough. Dependent upon what you real uses are though you can find a light that works and probably a lot less in price and a lot less in weight than a couple of years ago.

CAMP-USA

CAMP-USA, a distributor for CAMP SpA has several new or updated ideas. Their helmets are getting a lot of buzz. The CAMP Pulse has been getting good buzz. CAMP-USA has also gotten into being the lightest gear on the market.

General stuff

Skis are wacky. They are lighter, faster, turn sharper and a lot more fun to ski these days. AT or backcountry skiing gear as well as Telemark skiing is growing. The equipment has made it to the big time and works, inbounds and out.

The price of resin is rising in the near future due to the cost of petroleum going up. If you are looking for new plastic boats, whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, sit on tops, etc, buy now while the price has not jumped yet.

 

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