Family Sues Ski Area Over Trail Rating Following Death of Teenage Girl

Family Sues Ski Area Over Trail Rating Following Death of Teenage Girl

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Family Sues Ski Area Over Trail Rating Following Death of Teenage Girl

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Mt. Hood Skibowl is being sued by the family of a snowboarder who died after striking a tree on January 27. Taylur DeWolf, 17, was snowboarding with friends down the Dog Leg trail at Skibowl when she collided with a tree and died on impact. DeWolf’s parents, Harry and Grettel DeWolf, are now suing Mt. Hood Skibowl and the resorts owner, Kirk Hanna, because they feel that the run should have been designated as a black diamond instead of an intermediate blue.

More on the tragic accident from katu.com

MOUNT HOOD, Ore. – A 17-year-old snowboarder died Friday night in an apparent snowboarding accident on Mount Hood, the Clackamas County Sheriff said.

It happened on a snowboard run at Skibowl, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Sgt. James Rhodes.

Taylur Dewolf, 17, was reported missing at 10:30 p.m. Friday night. Her father called dispatch to report she went snowboarding with family and friends and had not been seen for 3 hours.

Dewolf’s friends told authorities they last saw her going very fast past them down the mountain.

Searchers found her body at 11:05 p.m., Rhodes said. Dewolf struck a tree at high speed, causing trauma to her head and chest. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Rhodes said.

Search crews found her body about 10 feet off a groomed run. She was wearing a helmet.

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