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ASTORIA — The Oregon Supreme Court has been asked to invalidate Mt. Bachelor's liability waiver by a snowboarder paralyzed from the waist down on one of the ski resort's expert jumps.
The snowboarder's attorneys argue that the resort bears a responsibility for the jump's design, which they argue was flawed, and say the resort's waiver is "unconscionable." Attorneys for Mt. Bachelor in Bend replied that the snowboarder must take into account the inherently risky behavior of expert jumps.
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I don't know the jump or if Bachelor does a good job with their features, but I know that the features in even the best maintained parks have flaws just by nature of being used. Every skier/rider who goes off a jump has an impact on the snow. By nature these features become flawed by use.
Am I wrong?
Edited by Trekchick - 5/18/14 at 8:14am