In 2008, we reported that the issue of ski waivers was soon to be taken up by Pennsylvania’s highest court in the case of Chepkevich v. Hidden Valley Resort –– http://www.wcmlaw.com/showarticle.asp?Show=115. The issue was important because the appellate courts had split on the issue of whether the waivers were enforceable. Now, some two years later, in the midst of an early summer heat wave, that long anticipated decision has finally come down. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has just ruled that recreational skiing liability waivers are enforceable as a matter of Pennsylvania law. If the snows this year match last year’s records, this is certainly good news for Pennsylvania’s mountain resorts.
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