Park City Mountain Resort skier suffers concussion in collision on slopes |

Park City Mountain Resort skier suffers concussion in collision on slopes

Two skiers collided at Park City Mountain Resort in mid-March, leaving one of them with a concussion and bruises, the Park City Police Department said.

The police received the complaint at 2:22 p.m. on March 18, the day after the collision. Phil Kirk, a police captain, said a man contacted the agency on behalf of his girlfriend. The girlfriend and a juvenile collided, the police were told.

Kirk said the collision occurred approximately 90 feet from the bottom of the Homerun ski run, a popular route to the base area. He said the police were told the juvenile skier was out of control. The juvenile skier knocked over a slow-skiing sign and went through a temporary fence before hitting the other skier, Kirk said.

The juvenile skier and the parents went to the PCMR ski patrol to exchange information with the victim, he said. The victim is a 31-year-old woman from Grapevine, Texas. The juvenile is 17 and from Lake Mary, Florida.

The sides agreed to pursue the case as a civil matter rather than a criminal one.

Reckless skiing is a criminal offense in Park City and surrounding Summit County.

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