Avalanche victim’s widow sues Jackson Hole

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 27, 2010 9:20 am

JACKSON – The widow of David Nodine is suing the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort two years after he was killed in an avalanche.  Mr. Nodine, 31, died after being buried in a slide within the boundaries of the resort in December of 2007.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that Christine Nodine originally sued the resort in federal court but that her husband’s season pass agreement required any claims to be pursued in state court. Federal Judge Nancy Freudenthal granted the resort’s request to dismiss the case from federal court and Christine Nodine filed her suit in state court last week.

The suit claims that the resort didn’t warn Nodine of the avalanche risk on the Toilet Bowl run, which was closed for two days before he died because of the avalanche risk.