§20-3A-1. Legislative purpose.
The Legislature finds that the sport of skiing is practiced
by a large number of citizens of West Virginia and also attracts
to West Virginia a large number of nonresidents, significantly
contributing to the economy of West Virginia. Since it is
recognized that there are inherent risks in the sport of skiing
which should be understood by each skier and which are
essentially impossible to eliminate by the ski area operator, it
is the purpose of this article to define those areas of
responsibility and affirmative acts for which ski area operators
shall be liable for loss, damage or injury and those risks which
the skier expressly assumes for which there can be no recovery.