SB 117 - This act presumes that a skier expressly assumes the risks and responsibilities for injury, death, or loss to person or property that results from the inherent risks of skiing, and exempts ski area operators from liability for operating such facilities, provided that the ski area operator follows certain responsibilities delineated under this act. This act also provides that the ski area operator shall not owe a skier the common law duty that a premises owner owes to business invitees, but shall only owe the duty to use ordinary care. This act also sets forth certain responsibilities of skiers. Ski area operators and skiers who fail to fulfill the responsibilities listed under the act shall be liable for injury, death, or loss to person or property caused by his or her failure to fulfill responsibilities under this act.
This act is similar to SB 979 (2006).