Ski resorts certainly have a valid concern about the potential financial impact of unlimited liability for the safety of their patrons. However, protection (e.g. a law which prohibits or limits personal injury lawsuits against resorts) of ski resort liability is currently a priority which is compromising public safety. A reasonable and feasible balance would be to provide the resorts statutory liability protection if they meet and remain in compliance with a documented set of safety standards and practices. Those standards and practices could be established by a state agency or a private certification organization that would employ or engage snowsport safety experts to establish continually evolving standards and practices in consultation with resort and skier advisory groups.