Father of teen killed on slope sues Ski Bowl

Father of teen killed on slope sues Ski Bowl
Taylur Dewolf (Photo courtesy: Duane Franke)

PORTLAND, Ore. - The father of a teenage girl who died while snowboarding is suing Mt. Hood Ski Bowl.

Taylor DeWolf, 17, died in January after she hit a tree at high speed on Dog Leg Trail. She was wearing a helmet but the impact, which caused injuries to her head and chest, killed her.

DeWolf's father has now filed a lawsuit on his daughter's behalf and is seeking more than $1 million.

The lawsuit argues that Mt. Hood Ski Bowl misrepresented the degree of difficulty on Dog Leg Trail. It is marked as an intermediate run but the lawsuit states that the trail has a 38-degree slope that is better suited for experts.

We reached out to Mt. Hood Ski Bowl staff, who referred our questions to the company's attorney. He did not respond to our request for comment.