Title 78B - Judicial Code - Chapter 4 - Limitations on Liability - Part 4 - Inherent Risks of Skiing - Section 401 - Public policy.


Published: 2020-05-12

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Utah Code

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Effective 5/12/2020 78B-4-401 Public policy. (1) The Legislature finds that:

(a) the sport of skiing is practiced by a large number of residents of Utah and attracts a large number of nonresidents, significantly contributing to the economy of this state;

(b) few insurance carriers are willing to provide liability insurance protection to ski area operators; and

(c) the premiums charged by insurance carriers have risen sharply in recent years due to confusion as to whether a skier assumes the risks inherent in the sport of skiing.

(2) It is the purpose of this act: (a) to clarify the law in relation to skiing injuries and the risks inherent in the sport of skiing; (b) to establish as a matter of law that certain risks are inherent in the sport of skiing; and (c) to provide that, as a matter of public policy, an individual engaged in the sport of skiing may

not recover from a ski operator for injuries resulting from the risks that are inherent in the sport of skiing.

Amended by Chapter 295, 2020 General Session