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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
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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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Loveland Ski Patrollers Petition to Unionize

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 28th, 2023 Personal Injury
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Loveland Ski Patrollers Petition to Unionize Ski patrollers and paramedics at the Loveland Ski Area have recently filed a petition. According to the Colorado Sun, 70% of Loveland’s ski patrollers and paramedics signed the petition, which was filed to the National Labor Relations board on February 14, 2023. If successful, Loveland would join the Breckenridge, […]

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Readers’ Choice Best of Vail Valley Law Firm: Bloch & Chapleau

Bloch & Chapleau Nov 21st, 2022 Bloch & Chapleau In The News - Media
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Readers’ Choice Bloch & Chapleau, Cates, Ongert was recently recognized and awarded the Readers’ Choice Best of Vail Valley Law Firm for 2022-2023. The Vail Daily presents the award after asking its readers to vote for the best local businesses in multiple categories. We received the most votes in the inaugural year for the Law […]

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Attorney Matt Dolan Moves To Edwards and Frisco Offices

Bloch & Chapleau Aug 9th, 2022 Press Releases
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Bloch and Chapleau, LLC is pleased to announce attorney Matt Dolan relocated with his family to the Vail Valley location. He moved from Denver to work exclusively in our Edwards and Frisco offices. Mr. Dolan is a lifelong Coloradoan. He is a graduate of Colorado State University and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. […]

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Cell Phones: The Leading Cause of Distracted Driving Collisions Involving Serious Injuries and Deaths in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau Jul 19th, 2022 Personal Injury
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Distracted Driving While everyone knows that texting and driving can lead to tragedy, so many drivers still choose to do it. In fact, distracted driving and the use of a phone while operating a vehicle lead to the most serious injuries in crashes, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). According […]

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