Widow loses lawsuit over husband killed in avalanche while skiing at Winter Park ski area

DENVER - The widow of a skier killed in a 2012 avalanche inside the Winter Park ski area has lost a court challenge to Colorado's ski risk limitation law.

The wrongful death lawsuit targeted the Denver-owned ski area's operator, Intrawest. The Colorado Court of Appeals on Thursday agreed with owners of the ski resort who contended they are not liable.

Salyndra Fleury , widow of Christopher Norris, said the ski area should have roped off the area, but a judge threw out the case, saying Colorado ski resorts are protected under a law that says skiers take a risk when they hit the slopes.

Fleury's attorneys contended those risks do not include an avalanche in areas maintained by the resort.


Print this article Back to Top