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Colorado Ski Resorts See More Than 3000 Injuries During the 2023/2024 Season

Bloch & Chapleau May 7th, 2024 Personal Injury, Ski and Snowboard Accidents
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Are you one of the millions of people who enjoy hitting the slopes each year in Colorado? While skiing and snowboarding can be exhilarating activities, they also come with inherent risks. Unfortunately, accidents and injuries on the slopes are common. What should you know if you were injured on the slopes? Ski Accident Data A […]

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Maximum Daily Ski/Snowboarder Capacity at Various Ski Areas

Bloch & Chapleau Dec 12th, 2023 Personal Injury, Ski and Snowboard Accidents
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Maximum Daily Ski/Snowboarder Capacity As we covered in our last blog on 12/8/23, a Utah District Court judge ordered Vail Resorts to produce the math behind its CCC formula following a dispute about additional development at the Park Hill Ski Area. CCC, or Comfortable Carrying Capacity, is a measure of the amount a guests a […]

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Vail Resorts Loses Lawsuit Due To Overcrowding On Slopes

Bloch & Chapleau Dec 8th, 2023 Personal Injury, Ski and Snowboard Accidents
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VAIL RESORTS LOSES LAWSUIT Vail Resorts Loses Lawsuit Due to Overcrowding on Their Slopes A recent court decision in Utah could have big implications for the ongoing conflicts between ski resorts and mountain towns. Judge Richard Mrazik of Utah’s Third Judicial District recently ruled against Vail Resorts, who owns Park City Mountain Resort, and ruled […]

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Vail Increases Fines for Using Another Skier’s Pass

Bloch & Chapleau Nov 15th, 2023 Personal Injury, Ski and Snowboard Accidents
Hand that holds a gavel and piles of money written with white chalk, draw concept. Fines for Using Another Skier’s Pass - Vail Increases Fines

Vail Increases Fines As the 2023-2024 ski season begins, prospective guests of Vail Ski Resort should be aware of recent changes to the Town of Vail’s Municipal Code. On October 17, 2023, the Vail Town Council unanimously voted to amend the Town’s Code to increase the penalty for using another person’s ski pass from $100 […]

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Wolf Creek Building Adult Beginner Chair Lift

Bloch & Chapleau Oct 5th, 2023 Personal Injury, Ski and Snowboard Accidents
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Adults learning to ski and snowboarding will soon have a new option designed specifically for them. The Wolf Creek Ski Area near Pagosa Springs, Colorado, is building a unique chair lift for adults who are new to the sports of skiing and snowboarding. It will allow them to learn in a relaxed environment. Typically beginner […]

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Colorado Ski Area Deaths at Highest Rate in 10 Years

Bloch & Chapleau Jun 2nd, 2023 Personal Injury, Ski and Snowboard Accidents
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The Vail Daily and Colorado Sun recently reported that at least 17 people died on the slopes at Colorado ski areas during the 2022-2023 ski season. This is the highest rate of ski area deaths in Colorado in over 10 years. It’s nearly double the number of ski area deaths in the 2021-2022 ski season. […]

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13 Year Old Searches for Skier Who Injured Him at Beaver Creek

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 4th, 2022 Personal Injury, Ski and Snowboard Accidents
13 year old Moses Marquez wants to find person responsible

13 Year Old Searches for Skier Moses Marquez (13), suffered a broken clavicle and several other ski injures after he was injured by a hit-and-run skier at Beaver Creek ski resort. Marquez shared his story with Channel 7 news in hopes of finding the person responsible for the hit-and-run incident. Says Marquez, “I was just […]

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Colorado Supreme Court Rules on Ski Avalanche Death

Bloch & Chapleau Sep 3rd, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

CO Supreme Court Rules on Ski Avalanche Death Supreme Court Rules The Colorado Supreme Court recently rejected Taft Conlin’s family’s appeal of its lawsuit against Vail Resorts. Taft Conlin was killed while skiing by an inbounds avalanche at Vail ski area in 2012. He was just 13 years old. Passionate about protecting others from Taft’s […]

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New Ski Area Safety Legislation Proposed in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau May 24th, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Bloch & Chapleau has been at the forefront of the effort to enact laws in Colorado to require ski areas to increase safety and transparency on the slopes. As previously indicated on this blog, Bloch & Chapleau proposed legislation to the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) for the adoption of common-sense safety measures that would […]

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Proposed Ski Legislation: The End of the Fox Guarding the Hen House – Part 2

Bloch & Chapleau Jan 18th, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Ski Law Proposed Legislative Changes and Preventative Measures to Improve Skier Safety and Lift Operation Awareness Effective preventative measures could be implemented immediately and with very little cost. It is clear that Vail Resorts has failed to ensure its employees’ compliance with its policies and procedures to protect the safety of its guests. The Resort […]

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