The family was on a ski trip to the resort in January of 2021. The boy crashed near the summit of the mountain, and was helivaced to a hospital in Bend, OR but did not survive. It is not clear if he was wearing a helmet.
They allege that resort employees told them that conditions were “good and not icy” but they ended up encountering dangerous conditions that led to the boy’s crash.
Mt. Bachelor Resort President and General Manager John McLeod released the following statement about the incident:
“Everyone at Mt. Bachelor continues to convey our deepest condolences to the family. While we cannot comment on the specifics of the case due to pending litigation, this is a tragedy which has affected our whole mountain community. Our thoughts and blessings are with the family,”
All of the facts aren’t out on this case yet, so let’s hold our horses on making any rash judgements yet.
With that being said, I am a little concerned if ski resorts can be held liable for icy conditions. That could set a dangerous precedent for ski resorts across the country.
Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for any updates on this case.
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