Ski area operators have required waivers for years, and recently have attempted to use the waivers as a defense against claims for violating the Ski Safety Act. When a Colorado ski area operator neglects its duties under the Ski Safety Act, can a waiver prevent the injured victim from suing the ski resort? Pitkin County District Court Judge Denise Lynch recently ruled that the waiver does not relieve the ski area operator of its statutory duties. For a news report, see Judge rules against SkiCo in hotdog negligence lawsuit, or read our blog post Ski Safety Act Trumps Waivers.