Mt. Hood Sued Over Death of SnowboarderBy Michael Frank on November 29th, 2012
A family whose 17-year-old daughter died in a snowboarding accident in January filed suit against Mt. Hood Skibowl Wednesday. The lawsuit claims that the Dog Leg Trail is much harder than the blue rating on the trail map — and the family is also seeking over $500,000 in damages. According to the suit there wasn’t enough effort put into finding Taylur DeWolf the day she went missing. Harry DeWolf, father of Taylur, says that the run where his daughter ran off the trail and struck a tree lacked proper safety netting. DeWolf said he’s reached out to Skibowl officials regarding details of her accident but has been stymied in his requests. An attorney for Skibowl released a statement saying the Dog Leg Trail is appropriately designated and no similar incident has ever occurred at the location. The statement also said there was an immediate and thorough search for Taylur DeWolf. Via OPB.
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