Ski Accident Reconstruction

Ponderosa Associates has investigated and reconstructed ski area accidents throughout North America for over 30 years including the precedent setting Bayer V Crested Butte case in Colorado.

  • Skier-snowboarder collisions
  • Skier-snowmobile collisions
  • Trajectory analysis
  • Speed/sightline/response evaluation
  • Ski lift accidents: loading, unloading, falling from lift
  • ANSI B77.1 Ski lift code compliance evaluation
  • Ski lift operator responses evaluation
  • Children and chairlifts
  • Ski area operations and maintenance evaluation
  • Product liability evaluation
  • Race course safety and netting evaluation
  • Skier safety code application
  • Lift tower fall arrest systems
  • Snow tubing park accidents

We use state-of-the-art measuring systems and mathematical models. Ponderosa provides complete animation/presentation services and our personnel have extensive courtroom testifying experience.

Seth Bayer, P.E.