A 17-year-old plaintiff was skiing at Wintergreen with friends. While skiing, she collided with a snow-grooming machine. She suffered a frontal lobe brain injury causing permanent brain damage and other injuries to her body.
This lawsuit centered around the accusation against Wintergreen of failure to train employees to prevent accidents of this sort, of failure to light the two machines sufficiently, of failure to follow the resort’s own regulations with regard to snowmobiles and snow groomers when traveling on slopes that are open to skiers, and of failure to “exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.” Specifically, the case focused on the failure of the resort to post a warning sign at the top of the slope, and the policy of the resort not to post such warnings. [Read more…]