Georgia Ski Law

In 2010 , Georgia added a ski safety statute, TITLE 43 – PROFESSIONS AND BUSINESSES, CHAPTER 43A – SNOW SKIING SAFETY. The statute is similar to many as to ski area operators duties regarding signage and warnings, and the inherent dangers and risks that must be posted include collisions with man-made objects, such as lift towers and snowmaking equipment,and with other skiers. O.C.G.A. §43-43A-4 (2010).

However, in the section covering “Duties and responsibilities of each skier; assumption of risk” the statute provides:”Each skier expressly accepts and assumes the risk of any injury or death or damage to property resulting from any of the inherent dangers and risks of skiing, as set forth in this chapter; provided, however, that injuries sustained in a collision with another skier are not an inherent risk of the sport for purposes of this Code section;”