In Unprecedented Decision, Colorado’s Highest Court Takes Aim at Ski Resort Liability

May 21, 2024

A decision that just came down from the Colorado Supreme Court has the potential to disrupt the state’s ski industry. The seven justices of the state’s highest court ruled 5-2 that the broad liability waivers we all sign when we purchase our lift tickets don’t hold ski resorts immune from lawsuits in all situations.

This is the first time that the Colorado Supreme Court has taken a stance against liability waivers as blanket coverage for resort operators. The ruling has the potential to impact the resorts’ ability to get insured and can have ripple effects on consumers. SKI Mag