California is one of the few remaining states that does not require accountability for their ski resorts. With almost no safety regulations, California ski resorts frequently have unreadable safety signs, unmarked areas and lifts without safety bars, creating potential and known hazards for resort visitors.

The proposed bill would require resorts to create, and make public, an annual safety plan to prevent accidents. Additionally, resorts would be required to create monthly reports disclosing accidents and deaths at resort. Currently, many accidents and deaths are going unreported to the public.

Similar bills have been proposed in the past, but have been struck down by California Governors.

 

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