Injured Skier Sues Oregon Resort Over ‘Drunken’ Snowboarder

April 7, 2014

A skier injured when an allegedly drunken snowboarder collided with her has filed a $900,000 lawsuit against the snowboarder and Skibowl in Oregon.

The suit from Maria Magdalena Stanila alleges the Mount Hood ski resort has a permissive attitude toward alcohol, creating an environment in which sober and intoxicated people ski and snowboard next to each other.

The lawsuit filed in Multnomah County states Stanila lost the use of a kidney after the snowboarder slammed into her two years ago.

sking_2Skibowl attorney Brad Stanford told The Oregonian that the suit has no merit and the resort will “vigorously defend” itself.

He says Skibowl employees won’t let visibly intoxicated people on the lifts. If someone is seen skiing or snowboarding drunk, employees will remove that person from the premises.

Latest Comments

  • April 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm
    Gregcw says:
    That's worse than holding the police responsible for not catching a drunk driver. At least the p0lice have training in recognizing the signs of a drunk driver but they still ... read more
  • April 8, 2014 at 1:05 pm
    bob says:
    if the resort didn't provide the alcohol, then this is comparable to suing the highway dept for allowing drunk drivers on the road.
  • April 8, 2014 at 8:10 am
    Don Quixote says:
    Restaurants should not be liable for any individual's behavior. The individual should be responsible for his/her own behavior. The only reason this ridiculous practice of hold... read more
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