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Updating the Skiing Activities, Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 30.970 through 30.990

The Bend Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Resolution of Support for Updating the Skiing Activities,
Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 30.970 through 30.990
WHEREAS, at least 68% of Oregon residents participate in outdoor recreation each year;

WHEREAS, outdoor recreation generates $955 million in state and local revenue;

WHEREAS, 141,000 direct Oregon jobs are provided by the winter recreation industry;

WHEREAS, average annual visits to Oregon ski resorts are 2,000,000;

WHEREAS, there have been significant changes in skiing activities and operations at ski
areas since the statue was enacted in 1979;
The Bend Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recognizes the important contribution of winter recreation activities to our community and state. As a matter of protection for participants and the economy, we as a body support revising the Skiing Activities statute.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that by action of the Board of Directors, of the Bend Chamber of Commerce hereby authorizes support for the updating ORS 30.970-30.990 in the Oregon State Legislative 2016 Session, to wit:

(1) Adding and defining “Freestyle Terrain” to account for features built for skiers and
snowboarders by trained resort staff;

(2) Outlining dangers of venturing within ski are boundaries, but not on groomed trails;

(3) Updating ORS to reflect changes to the participant responsibility code;
_____________________________________ _________________
Tim Casey, President & CEO

_____________________________________ _________________
Brian Fratzke, Chairman

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