"Many California ski resorts are located on U.S. Forest Service land, and are already required to compile and file safety and accident reports with USFS as well as maintain some of this information in the resort management office," Schwarzenegger wrote in a statement. "Ski resorts in California also already mark their ski area boundaries and trails with appropriate information. This bill may place an unnecessary burden on resorts, without assurance of a significant reduction in ski and snowboard-related injuries and fatalities."
AB 1652 was sponsored by the California Ski and Snowboard Safety Organization, which was founded in 2007 by Dan Gregorie, whose 24-year-old daughter, Jessica, was killed in a snowboarding accident in 2006 at California's Alpine Meadows. "We fully appreciated the ski industry's collaboration and support on both AB 1652 and SB 880, bills that would have provided for the use of helmets and increased access to snow sport safety information," Gregorie said. "By obtaining data specific to the ski resorts, individuals and families would have been able to make informed decisions about their own snow sport experiences." Read the Full story at ESPN.com