Having an employee pass is totally irrelevant and means nothing in the eyes of the law. Employees all have employee passes not standard season passes.
Where things get gray is in the public relations realm. A resort may choose to let go of an employee as result of that employee's behavior on property even if off duty. That is the resorts right and zi think most of us who work at resorts understand that we still somewhat represent the resort even off duty. Most of us take that into consideration in how we behave. Legally though, the resort has zero liability and this is and should be treated like any colision between guests.
Each resort is different. Vail resorts if you're an employee but off duty and get in a collision that is reported your pass is red flagged for a week while it's "investigated". From there it goes through this whole bullshit witch hunt to see if you were high, drunk, or just retarded and you can lose your job.
Snoqualmie...weren't they hit a couple of years ago by a park lawsuit?
Sounds like the blogie is a caped crusader...I wonder if he is submitting an affidavit as a witness of the event and is it to the injured or to Snoqualmie. It sounds like he is shooting himself in the foot as being a creditable witness.
Big law suit from what I remember kind of fucked them on some ends. But yeah dudes credibility is out the window in my opinion. Pictures while your significant other is crying on the ground and dude is freaking out?
People like this shit scraper need to suck it up and accept the fact that sometimes shit happens and just because the guy happened to be an employee, it does not suddenly give them grounds to sue the resort. Personally, I think 90% of what is wrong with the country is the result of fucking cry babies who want to use every injury; real or imagined as a way to try to make a quick buck. Fucking accept the responsibility that you could be injured while skiing or riding. If you can`t deal with it, stay the fuck home and take up stamp collecting.
Just read the comments. This guys a god damn pussy. He said nothing was broken....but she is going through physical therapy. Either your girlfriend is a baby back bitch or you're exaggerating. Also, kinda funny how he doesn't include anything about "sarah" pursuing this or even having anything to say about it.
The guys a douche for sure and a giant pussy. He's the reason our pass prices keep going up because he's the kind of idiot that will sue people. Shit happens. I dislocated my elbow on a jump on X mas the lip was a little soft and gave out on me on my heel edge, OH NOEZ LETS SUE AND MAKZ MONIEZ!!! Or I could just accept the fact it was an accident and snow changes.
This has been a bad year for people being hit from behind. Opening weekend at Breck my boy got hit from behind and broke his neck. I got hit at Keystone by some rampaging she devil park rat that couldn't turn. I was fine she got crushed by me landing on her it happens.
At Breck fucking idiot Johnny speed racer on his Skate Banana in his Air Force fatigues clipped me from behind cause he was in the gaper tuck. I screamed at him to pay attention he wanted to fight about it with his Air Force friends, I said fuck it and started swinging. They got the point real quick you don't hit someone from behind then blame them for it. But once again shit happens.
Long and short person ahead of you has the right of way within reason. Space not speed all that bullshit it's whatever.
And on that dumb ass saying her season is over. WTF I dislocated my elbow 8 hours of it out of the socket, I'm officially cleared to ride in 6 weeks. She didn't have anything serious it sounds like, so what the hell are they bitching about. Season ender? Fucking sack up tell the dumb twat waffle to pull her panties out of her cunt and man up it's not like she had her arm cut off, her spleen explode, or a ski stuck up her asshole.
As for being an instructor that means nothing right now. What does matter is how the resort is dealing with this because out here if you have a collision ski patrol gives you and the other person you hits contact info to settle it yourselves. Resort is just the facilitator the individuals are liable.