Injured Skiers Suing ResortBy Rocky Thompson on March 6th, 2012
Two skiers injured at Heavenly Resort have filed suits against the resort’s parent company, Vail. They were injured in separate incidents on the same run, but both have one thing in common—that they were run into by resort employees. The latest suit comes from a 54-year-old woman who was hit by a 20-year-old skier on the resort’s Olympic run.
While the suit may sound like a baseless claim to go after Vail’s cash, it raises an excellent point: “The suit states that Vail and Heavenly hire seasonal foreign employees and offer low wages, free ski passes and discounted food. But the workers are not provided with liability insurance, “so after they crash into other resort guests,” the guests have no recourse, the suit said.”
It’s tough to sue a 20-year-old kid who disappears to Brazil. It’s not like he ever has to come back to this country if he doesn’t want to, there’s plenty of skiing in Canada (plus universal healthcare).