Wow, that Ski and Safety Act is pretty powerful in Co. - extra waivers for season pass holders as well, hmm. It is a tough pill to swallow if something catastrophic occurs, but I agree that if these waivers were not in place ticket prices would increase. If I had to guess....+50%. The ambulance chasers would come out of the woodwork and resorts will pass the costs onto skiers/boarders or risk going out of business.
I was surprised that helmets did not reduce the overall death rate, but the reasons the article cited made sense.