Top Ski Lawyers provide commentary and reports on current ski safety issues and ski injury news

Thirty-five years ago, Jim Chalat published his first ski law article in The Colorado Lawyer. Our ski law practice is now nationally recognized. We have been lead counsel in plaintiffs’ ski cases in Colorado, California, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Virginia and New York. Our cases and trials have involved skier and snowboarder collisions, ski area operators’ statutory negligence, lift accidents, avalanches, terrain-park, alpine slide, and tubing accidents, snow groomer and snowmobile accidents.

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What Are Skiers Liable For?

As ski season approaches, firm partner Russell Hatten is interviewed by 9News regarding the rights and responsibilities of skiers on Colorado trails.  Advice as to... Read more →

Ski Rage Results in Lawsuit

Last Valentine’s Day, a 12-year-old fell while skiing at Mountain Creek, a small ski resort in New Jersey. The youngster slid into Samuel Caruthers and... Read more →

Return of the Ski Train

State officials and Winter Park staff recently announced that weekend passenger train service between Denver’s Union Station and Winter Park Ski Resort will begin Jan.... Read more →

Another Case of Ski Rage

A New Jersey anesthesiologist was arrested on Valentine’s Day in an apparent “ski rage” incident involving a 12-year-old boy at Mountain Creek ski resort in... Read more →

Another New England Lift Mishap

Forty-eight people were rescued from two cars that became stranded on the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway Sunday afternoon. All forty-eight passengers, including an 8-month-old girl,... Read more →

Early Season Fatal Accidents

Two experienced female skiers suffered fatal injuries this past week. Both apparently lost control and collided into a tree. Officials report that a nine-year old... Read more →