Maine Skier Statute Upheld

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SAM Magazine--May 8, 2006, Portland, Maine--Maine's assumption of risk law was tested last week when a tuber brought her case all the way to the state's Supreme Court. The Court threw out the lawsuit and upheld the definition of skiing which includes "sliding downhill on snow or ice on skis, toboggan, sled, tube, snowboard..."

In its decision, the Court ruled that the tuber, like a skier, "accepts, as a matter of law, the risks inherent in the sport."