Skier Accuses Popular Vermont Resort of Neglecting Safety

June 27, 2012

A skier says a Vermont ski resort is at fault for his injuries.

Alfred Rocks of Egg Harbor, N.J., sued Killington Ski Area, saying it failed to maintain a trail in a “reasonably safe condition” when Rocks suffered leg fractures during a fall in 2009. The 53-year-old Rocks said he suffered additional injuries when a ski patrol toboggan he was strapped into flipped over.

A trial on Rocks’ lawsuit started last Friday and is expected to continue through this week.

The Burlington Free Press reports Killington doesn’t dispute the details of the toboggan accident. It says there’s no proof Rocks suffered an “independent injury” when the sled flipped over.

As for the trail injuries, Killington said Rocks understood the risks involved and was “solely responsible” for his injuries.

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