Ski Law by State

Alaska Ski Law
The “Alaska Ski Safety Act of 1994,” Alaska Stat. §§ 05.45.010 et seq., creates duties among skiers, passengers, and...
Arizona Ski Law
Arizona’s “Ski Safety Act”, effective July 21, 1997, codified at Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 5-701 to 5-707. In...
California Ski Law
No ski safety statute. Cal. Civ. Code § 846 exculpates property owners from liability in cases involving non-commercial recreational...
Colorado Ski Law
Aspects of ski accident claims specific to Colorado Colorado Ski Collision Law If you have been injured by another...
Connecticut Ski Law
Connecticut’s ski act, Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. §§ 29-201 to 29-213, creates duties for both skiers and operators, under...
Georgia Ski Law
In 2010 , Georgia added a ski safety statute, TITLE 43 – PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES, CHAPTER 43A – SNOW...
Idaho Ski Law
Codification of responsibilities and liabilities of skiers, passengers, and ski area operators in Idaho’s Skiing Act, at Idaho Code...
Illinois Ski Law
No ski safety act. Government and its employees immune from claims arising from “hazardous recreational activity,” defined to include...
Kentucky Ski Law
Cases Stivers v. Ellington, 140 S.W.3d 599 (Ky. Ct. App. 2004) In Stivers, reasoning cited with approval by Hargis v. Baise,...
Maine Ski Law
Maine’s ski safety act, found at Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 32, §§ 15217, 15218, establishes duties among skiers,...
Massachusetts Ski Law
Mass. Gen. Laws Ann. ch. 143, §§ 71I to 71S sets forth duties of ski area operators, passengers, and...
Michigan Ski Law
The nation’s oldest ski safety act is Michigan’s “Ski Area Safety Act of 1962,” Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §§...
Minnesota Ski Law
No ski safety statute. Minn. Stat. Ann. § 466.03 affords some statutory limitation of liability for government operators of...
Missouri Ski Law
No ski safety act. Cases Guthrie v. Hidden Valley Golf and Ski, Inc., 407 S.W.3d 642 (2013) Hidden Valley...
Montana Ski Law
Montana’s ski safety statute is found at Mont. Code Ann §§ 23-2-731 to 23-2-736, last amended 2013. It defines...
Nevada Ski Law
Amendments of the Ski Safety Act, Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 455A.060 to 455A.190 , were signed into law...
New Hampshire Ski Law
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 225-A et seq. provides for statutory assumption of inherent risks and hazards of skiing...
New Jersey Ski Law
The New Jersey Ski Statute, N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 5-13 et seq., defines skier and operator responsibilities and provides...
New Mexico Ski Law
Ski Safety Act found at N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 24-15-1 to -14. Primary responsibility for the operation and maintenance...
New York Ski Law
“Safety in Skiing” Code at N.Y. Gen. Oblig. §§ 18-101 et seq. New York sets certain statutory duties for...
North Carolina Ski Law
North Carolina has adopted a ski safety statute, N.C. Gen. Stat. §§ 99C-1 to 99C-5, that provides for the...
North Dakota Ski Law
The “Skiing Responsibility Act” can be found at N.D. Cent. Code §§ 53-09-01 to 53-09-10. Operator duties are set...
Ohio Ski Law
Primary assumption of inherent danger by skiers pursuant to Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 4169.01 to 4169.99. Skiers and...
Oregon Ski Law
The “Skiing Activities law,” Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 30.970 to 30.990, provides that skiers and passengers assume the “inherent...
Pennsylvania Ski Law
In adopting comparative negligence, Pennsylvania expressly preserved the common law doctrine of voluntary assumption of risk as it applies...
Rhode Island Ski Law
R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 41-8-1 to 41-8-4 provides that skiers have the primary responsibility for avoiding collision with “obstructions,”...
South Dakota Ski Law
No ski safety statute, but some regulation at local level has been attempted (see Rantapaa, below). Statutory assumption of...
Tennessee Ski Law
Tennessee’s “Ski Area Safety & Liability Act,” Tenn. Code Ann. §§ 68-114-101 et seq., provides for statutory assumption of...
Texas Ski Law
Cases Paz v. Life Time Fitness, Inc., 757 F.Supp.2d 658 United States District Court, Fifth Circuit (2010) A personal...
Utah Ski Law
Aspects of ski accident claims specific to Utah Utah Ski Collision Law If you have been injured by another...
Vermont Ski Law
Vt. St. Ann. tit. 12, § 1037 removes from the state’s comparative negligence statute participants in any sport, who...
Virginia Ski Law
Virginia’s “good samaritan” statute, Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-225, immunizes ski patrol members and ski area operators that provide...
Washington Ski Law
Ski cases governed by ski safety act’s codification of common law negligence, with most enumerated duties falling on skiers....
West Virginia Ski Law
The “Skiing Responsibility Act,” W. Va. Code Ann. §§ 20-3A-1 to 20-3A-8, immunizes ski area operators from all tort...
Wisconsin Ski Law
Under Wis. Stat. Ann. § 895.525, a participant in any recreational activity, including skiing, accepts the inherent risks of...
Wyoming Ski Law
Under Wyoming’s “Recreation Safety Act,” Wyo. Stat. Ann. §§ 1-1-121 to 1-1-123, providers of “sport and recreational opportunities,” including...