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New Washington law makes skiing in closed-off areas a crime

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on November 15, 2011 – 9:59 am

Crystal Mountain announced this morning that it was planning to open for the first time this weekend for limited operations in Green Valley and areas served by the Gondola. That means a substantial part of the mountain will be closed and subject to a new law that went into effect earlier this year. In case […]



Obama signs Ski Area Recreation Enhancement Act into law

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on November 8, 2011 – 4:27 pm

On Monday, President Barack Obama signed into law the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act (S. 382/H.R. 765), which paves the way for more robust summer operations at the nation’s 121 ski areas that operate on public lands. The bipartisan Act makes a small change to the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 to allow […]



New helmet law for youth skiers and snowboarders

Icon Written by CPorterEsq on April 22, 2011 – 3:12 pm

Earlier this month, New Jersey became the first state to require youths under age 18 wear a helmet while skiing or snowboarding in New Jersey. The law is the first statewide requirement for ski/ride helmets and will take effect on effect Nov. 1 – just in time for the 2011-2012 season. As a former bicycle industry […]

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