Cracking down on California ski resorts
January 25, 2010
A bill is being introduced in Sacramento, intended to crack down on California ski resorts. [San Francisco Chronicle]
Under the legislation introduced by Assemblyman Dave Jones (D-Sacramento), ski resorts will have to publish reports on how many people are killed or injured on the slopes. Minors and resort employees will also be required to wear safety helmets.
The California Ski Industry Association has already come out against the proposed regulations, arguing the bill places ski resorts at a huge legal risk. However, the association does not object to requiring children to wear a safety helmet.
Jones introduced a similar measure last year, which was killed because of cost concerns.