It looks like this just recently passed through the Quebec appeals court in favour of the plaintiff:
Basically, a level 1 instructor teaching her first group lesson had a class of nine children at the beginner or slightly better level. At the end of the lesson on the wide bunny hill, one of the girls panicked and couldn't get down the hill. The instructor sent the other kids down the hill. A nine year-old boy was injured, helmet split in two, and was in a coma for 12 days. The parents sued the resort and the appeals court upheld the verdict for $2,705,166.00 plus interest and fees.
According to the court, the instructor was considered negligent in her duty of care of the 8 other children by releasing them onto a potentially dangerous slope (so identified because the girl panicked and the boy was injured.).
My questions are: what are the implications for ski instructors?
Edited by Metaphor_ - 11/6/10 at 4:58pm