Friday, December 28, 2012

Scary Incident at Crystal Mountain Highlights Dangers of Skiing Closed Terrain

There is one very lucky unidentified skier in western Washington State.  First Tracks Online is reporting that a man was nearly killed when he ducked a rope and skied directly into the path of a lit explosive tossed by ski patrol from a helicopter above. The skier was doubly lucky because he was not injured by the blast from the helicopter-dropped charge and the charge failed to trigger an avalanche on the slide path which would have almost certainly swept the skier to his death. 

Except for the fact the reckless skier was not injured, the fact pattern reads like a law school torts exam. Thankfully for the skier, the only thing he got was a the scare of his life.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Ski, Esq.

Thank you to all our loyal readers who have helped make Ski, Esq. the internet's top ski law blog. We wish all our readers a very safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ski Resort Industy Notches Win in Major Water Rights Lawsuit

The ski resort industry won a major victory on Wednesday when Judge William J. Martinez overturned an attempt by the US Forest Service to mandate that ski resorts transfer water rights to the federal government as a requirement of their Special Use Permits.

Sun Valley, ID (photo credit: David Cronheim)