§20-15-1. Legislative findings.
The West Virginia Legislature finds that trail-oriented
recreation for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts offered by the
Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority significantly
contributes to the economy of West Virginia and is enjoyed by a
large and growing number of residents and nonresidents alike.
Since it is recognized that there are inherent risks in the
operation of such off-highway vehicles which should be understood
by each operator and which cannot be eliminated by the Hatfield -
McCoy Regional Recreation Authority or its authorized outfitters or
licensees, it is the purpose of this article to define the areas of
responsibility and affirmative acts which authorized outfitters
must perform or risk being liable for loss, damage or injury
suffered by participants and to define the risk which the
participants expressly assume and for which there can be no