Nevada family settles lawsuit over death of son swept off Nevada chair lift by AvalanchePosted: July 23, 2009 Filed under: Avalanche, Skiing / Snow Boarding Leave a comment
A Las Vegas Nevada family settled their lawsuit against the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort. Other defendants named in the suit were Lee Canyon Ski Lifts, Lee Canyon Ski Corp. (the corporate entities that owns the resort) and several employees of the resort. No information has been released on the amount paid or other issues in the settlement.
The victim was 13 years old and sitting on a ski lift at the resort when he was swept away by the avalanche. It took 6 hours to recover his body. The US Forest Service investigated the death and found several safety violations on the part of the resort. The resort has hired avalanche experts, located a weather station at the top of the mountain and purchased a 40 mm canon for control work.
For more information about the settlement see Las Vegas family, resort settle avalanche death suit