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Family sues Mt. Hood Ski Bowl for daughter's death

Posted: Updated: Nov 21, 2012 05:30 PM

A local family is warning of the dangers they believe exists at one local ski resort.

In January Taylur DeWolf, 17, died while skiing at Ski Bowl and now her parents want things to change, to make the resort safer for other skiers.

DeWolf's family wants answers about what led up to their daughter's death and they said filing a lawsuit against Mount Hood Ski Bowl was the only way they would get those answers.

DeWolf's parents filed the lawsuit because they believe the resort contributed to their daughter's death.

They said Ski Bowl misrepresented the degree of difficulty on the trail DeWolf was skiing on the night she died.

DeWolf's parents say she was a smart, intermediate skier who would stick to the beginners or intermediate trails.

On January 27, DeWolf went down the Dog Leg Trail, an intermediate slope at Ski Bowl, but her parents said that trail included expert level difficulty with a 38-degree slope.

DeWolf died after she crashed into a tree.

"We don't want anything like this to ever happen again. It would crush us to know that another mother and father have to go through this pain and anguish we have gone through for the last 10 plus months," said Harry DeWolf, Taylur's dad.

Taylur DeWolf's parents also want to know what steps Ski Bowl took the night of her accident because they said Ski Bowl officials didn't act fast enough to try and find her after she was reported missing.

The family is seeking $500,000 in compensation.

Calls to an attorney representing Mount Hood Ski Bowl, were not returned on Wednesday afternoon.

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