SKIBOWL INJURY LAWSUIT

(KPTV image)

MOUNT HOOD, OR (KPTV) - A woman claims she suffered major injuries including a brain injury and PTSD while inner tubing on Mount Hood Skibowl and now she's suing for nearly 3.5 million dollars.

The lawsuit filed by Heather Frost-Eisenberg claims Skibowl didn't create a large enough "berm" at the bottom of the tubing hill.

The suit said she was "cosmic tubing" at the resort back in 2017 when she slid over the berm, through a nylon fence, and down an eight-foot embankment.

In addition to the brain injury, she broke three vertebrae, ribs, an elbow, her nose and some of her teeth, according to the lawsuit.

We have reached out to Mount Hood Skibowl for comment but have not yet heard back.

Copyright 2019 KPTV-KPDX Broadcasting Corporation. All rights reserved

Recommended for you

(3) comments

Charlatan

You mean sliding over snow and ice at high speeds is inherently dangerous? Color me surprised.

Whatever happened to personal responsibility?

kyle H

OMG. Does anyone NOT know that tubing on snow and ice is inharently dangerous? It would seem to me that anyone who decides to engage in activities which hold danger assume certain risks involved in such activities. Unless the resort engaged in serious neglect of the facilities this case should be thrown out

christiharri5

I went tubing here for the first time in 2013 or 2014. My first run down I flew OVER the nylon fence went down the hill and landed on a trail that they took sled dogs on. It was terrifying! No staff asked if I was ok or anything. Luckily I didn't have any major injuries.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.