Most Insurers Get Cold Feet On Ski RisksDespite legal protections and safety improvements, marketremains limited

Despite a record year for headline-grabbing deaths inavalanches, several professionals who pay attention to ski areaunderwriting say those tragedies will not change the insurancemarket very much.

The deaths, they say, probably will not involve any sustainableclaimand insurers in the business are skilled at anticipating suchrisk. Not that there are a lot of carriers or that their rates arelikely to decrease.

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