Definitely on the side of Scot Schmidt and his famous quote from Blizzard of Aahhhs about skiers who sue for accidents. Blatant idiocy (skiing drunk) and causing an accident, I’ll make an exception for. But, accidents are part of life, and definitely a part of skiing and snowboarding.
A young boy was hit by a snowboarder. His leg was broken. Unfortunate, but he’s completely fine now. Let bygones be bygones, eh?
Nope. The judge finds the snowboarder 75% guilty, and the boy’s father 25% guilty. The day of fun on Grouse Mountain, Canada was a costly one for Mr. Snowboarder. The court awarded the boy $30,000 in damages.
Ski areas: Where accidents can’t happen.