Dodge Ridge. A teen age snowboarder, for reasons unknown stops by a tree in a non remote area near chair 5, Takes off her boots and sits down. Boots are still connected to her board. She is only dressed in cotton sweats. She died. These are the facts as related to me. I was there that day as was my 27 year old son. It was snowing and we received 16 inches over the course of the day. We rode chair 5 and noticed nothing. She was found an hour after being reported missing under a 12 inch layer of snow
So my son is contacted by the family's attorney. He wants to interview my son to (maybe?) build a case to grab some money. For himself and, of course to see that "justice" is done. (we need a screw you smilie here). Maybe the attorney will interview me. I would testify about what I failed to see and that skiing is a sport that carries inherent risks. I mean if someone is going to sit down in the trees people may not see her. I have advised my son to just tell the truth and be sure to keep things in perspective. Not to worry and to say what snow sports are all about.
I am sure that Dodge will prevail, but still...
Maybe some people should be barred from snow sports.
edit: see post #10 for a complete-er account
Edited by SNPete - 4/22/2009 at 05:16 pm GMT
Edited by SNPete - 4/22/2009 at 05:25 pm GMT