Stan Gale is a ski and snow sports expert. He is an active winter sports enthusiast and snow sports safety consultant. He is based out of Colorado, but travels throughout North America and internationally.
He provides objective expert witness, consultation, and liability analysis for snow sports. He has provided expert services for over 10 years in 31 states and also in Australia, Canada, and Europe.
Stan provides non-partisan expert services for both plaintiffs and defendants.
Experience evaluating winter sports sites including but not limited to:
Ski trails safety issues
Guest safety and ski area safety management and standards of care
Ski trail collisions with obstacles and man-made features
Ski terrain analysis
Ski area boundary markings
Skier responsibility code issues and interpretation
Standards of medical care within ski areas including triage, transport, and evacuation
Standards and procedures of ski patrol performance
Ski accident investigation and analysis including terrain parks
Ski accident scene survey and site analysis including freestyle terrain parks
Avalanche mitigation issues
Accidents and collisions involving skiers, snowboarders, snowmobiles, guests, snow cats, and ski area employees
Snowmobile, snow tubing and sledding investigations and analysis
Ski instruction and supervision issues
Snow sports safety and accident reconstruction
Stan has 50 years of on-snow ski safety training and experience. He is a veteran ski patroller of almost 40 years.
He has been a ski and snow safety expert witness for over 10 years and has experience with:
Plaintiffs and Defendants
Stan has worked with:
Stan spends 70-100+ days on-snow per year.
He routinely travels to ski resorts, tubing hills, sledding hills and snowmobile locations.
As a result, he is well versed in the latest custom and practices for safety and mitigation of risk. He also is aware of the practical applications and day to day experiences of skiers and sledders.