Suing a Ski Resort for Injuries

People think I’m crazy. But, I won’t take my kids skiing. Too many people have died on ski slopes. Wikipedia has a page listing skiing deaths, for crying out loud. Most of them were doing stupid things. Still.

It is also really tough to bring a claim for skiing injuries in most states, as the plaintiff in this North Carolina case found out.

The law is really tough on skiers. There are skier responsibility statutes in Colorado, Montana, Idaho, New Hampshire, Maine, and New Mexico (and probably other states that I don’t know about). Vermont has a one year statute of limitations for ski area operator liability (which has to be a legal malpractice trap for some lawyers). New Hampshire adds to the madness with a 90-day notice-of-claim requirement. (Give them some props, ski resorts have the best lobbyists.)

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