Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board: News

Ski Lift Safety Working Group to Meet July 18

The Colorado Ski Lift Safety Working Group will hold its initial meeting July 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Department of Regulatory Agency's offices at 1560 Broadway Street, Denver, CO 80202. The meeting will take place in Conference Room 100C on the First Floor.

For remote participation, please register via this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The meeting agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Overview of Ski Lift Safety and History in Colorado
  • Role, Purpose and Mission of Working Group
  • Open Discussion and Next Steps

The full agenda can be found here.


Tramway Board meeting Livecast - July 10, 2019

The July 10, 2019 Board meeting will be Livecast. Please register before the meeting by inputting your name and email address. Once you are registered, you will receive an email with a link to join the meeting. You can register any time before 8:00 a.m. on the day of the meeting in order to watch the meeting live.

Register for the Board Meeting


New 2019 Legislation

On May 17, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed SB19-159 Sunset Passenger Tramway Safety Board. The new law went into effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature and continues the Passenger Tramway Safety Board (board) in the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) through September 1, 2030.  The law makes technical changes, repeals the requirement that the board send admonition letters by certified mail, and replaces the term “program administrator" with "program director" throughout.


Rulemaking Hearing - Rule correction in Section 4

The Board Staff found a correction that will need to be made during the Board's Rulemaking Hearing on February 13, 2019.  Prior to the Rulemaking Hearing, Stakeholders are being given a chance to review the correction the Board will be discussing.  

Click on the document to review Section 4 and the highlighted rules that will be up for discussion. 


Loveland Ski Area Incident Report - January 16, 2018

The office of the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board conducted an investigation regarding the December 28, 2017 incident at Loveland Ski Area. The investigation is complete and the report complies with sections 25-5-704(b) and 25-5-715(4) of the Colorado Revised Statutes ("C.R.S.") and the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board Rule 23.3. The investigative report is being released to the public through posting of the report on the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board on this webpage.

This report was prepared in furtherance of the Board's duty to investigate and report as set forth in sections 25-5-704(b) and 25-5-715(4), C.R.S., and Board Rule 23.3, and does not, in and of itself, resolve any future disciplinary complaints regarding the December 28, 2017 incident. All Media requests and inquiries should be submitted to Public Information Officer Lee Rasizer at lee.rasizer@state.co.us.


Ski Granby Ranch Incident Report - May 10, 2017

The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board today considered the report of investigation regarding the December 29, 2016 incident at Ski Granby Ranch. It was the decision of the Board that the investigation is complete and complies with sections 25-5-704(b) and 25-5-715(4) of the Colorado Revised Statutes ("C.R.S.") and the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board Rule 23.3. The investigative report regarding the fatality will be released to the public this afternoon through posting of the report on the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board on this webpage.

This report was prepared in furtherance of the Board's duty to investigate and report as set forth in sections 25-5-704(b) and 25-5-715(4), C.R.S., and Board Rule 23.3, and does not, in and of itself, resolve any pending disciplinary complaints regarding the December 29, 2016 incident. Board Case No. 2017-97 remains under investigation for possible violations of the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Practice Act. All Media requests and inquiries should be submitted to Public Information Officer Lee Rasizer at lee.rasizer@state.co.us.