Widow loses lawsuit over husband's ski death

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Salyndra Fleury lost a court challenge to Colorado’s ski risk limitation law where her husband was killed in an avalanche two year ago.

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DENVER (AP) -- 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.


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