Are Ski Resorts Liable for Injuries?

The issue of whether a ski resort is liable to a skier or snowboarder for an injury the resort causes by their negligence actually varies state by state.

Each state has its own statutes related to ski resort liability and each state has its own set of case law. In the state of Utah, and in most states, ski resorts are legally liable for injuries or deaths that result from the negligence of the resort. That does not mean that the resort is going to be liable for every injury.

Certain injuries are the result of inherent risks in the sport of skiing. But, if the resort has done something such as cause a condition that injures you and is negligent for doing so, then the resort is liable and you may recover damages from a ski resort from those injuries.

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