Former ski instructor arrested for sexual harassment of student

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 17, 2010 9:01 am

On Thursday, former Beaver Creek ski instructor David Lorenzen was arrested for violating his probation.

Lorenzen, 47, had already served jail time for a charge that a 17-year-old ski student of his brought. She said in 2006, he bought her beer and sexually harassed her. He pleaded not guilty and was supposed to report for probation in Eagle County. However, since his release from jail last March, he has been nowhere to be found.

Avon police found Lorenzen staying with friends in Avon. The police arrested him Thursday without incident. Sgt. Rob Sheehan said that Lorenzen “was pretty quiet–he didn’t say a whole lot”.

At the time of his arrest, Lorenzen also had marijuana on him.

The family that pressed charges against Lorenzen also sued Vail Resorts for negligence in hiring Loreznen because he had an arrest record that included drunken driving charges, marijuana possession and criminal mischief.

A jury decided Vail Resorts could not have foreseen any sexual assault allegations based on the man’s background.