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Good thread! I also had a great laugh at the 'gaper' news reporting!
Shit like this truly sickens me. It is for this exact reason that RCR no longer has jumps in their "parks." I put parks in quotations because to me a park without jumps is really not a park. I should mention that at this point in my life I'm more of a big mountain skier myself because historically parks have a well established tradition of royally kicking my ass, when I was younger I entertained the dream of being pro and attempted a lot of tricks I was by no means capable of landing and it cost me dearly. As a brief example I have had a lot of concussions but I'm not sure how many because I can't remember.
Long story short I've badly injured myself in the park more times than I can count (literally) but not once at ANY time have I felt even remotely angry at the resort itself. Anyone from the Vancouver area that skied at Cypress 5 or 10 years ago can attest to the fact that they sucked ass at building jumps at the time but no one ever held a gun to my head and made me hit one, I chose to hit them myself. Furthermore a few years back I broke a rib in an epicly drunken attempt at a handstand on a railing I could never have pulled off sober in a million years and I'm not about to sue whoever made the railing or the good people at Captain Morgan's for making such a smooth and delicious rum. It was my fucking fault and that's all there is to it.
Wow, that's really unfortunate.
As a season pass holder of ski sundown, and my dad works there, that really doesnt sound good for sundown, but on the back of all lift tickets it has the rules and liabilities, pretty sure ski sundown will not get sued. Anyways jumps are built very well there, the jump would'nt be open if it were dangerous in any way. Only go off things you're capable of doing..