Thursday, September 27, 2012
On Wednesday, the New York Times ran a story entitled, "Resort’s Snow Won’t Be Pure This Year; It’ll Be Sewage." As you might have guessed from the title, the Times did not look kindly on the Snowbowl's decision to utilize treated wastewater in the snowmaking process and although the story fell in the paper's "U.S." section, it reads more like an editorial. Ski, Esq. is left to wonder whether the Times' would have preferred the resort used precious potable water, so scarce in the Western states, for snowmaking. One thing is for certain, water law is a topic that is likely to come to the fore with increasing frequency in the coming decades as Western states' population growth continues to tax already scarce resources.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
First Tracks Online is reporting that a Michigan Appellate court has upheld the dismissal of a paralyzed skier's claim against Boyne Mountain. The skier, Patrick Anderson, was badly injured while skiing of a terrain park jump at the resort. Anderson claimed the jump was poorly constructed. Unfortunately for Anderson, Michigan's Ski Safety Act provided an insurmountable defense for Boyne.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Monday, September 10, 2012
|photo credit: Aspen Skiing Co.|
The Aspen Daily News is reporting that Aspen Skiing Co. has settled a lawsuit with a man who claimed to be injured while boarding a chairlift because lift attendants were distracted by serving hot dogs to skiers.