Skiers get into a scuffle at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain Resort
January 5, 2016
One Texas woman’s holiday vacation resulted in a trip to the emergency room after she accidentally crossed paths with another skier.
The 32-year-old woman sustained significant injuries to her wrist last week after being shoved to the ground by an unidentified man at Canyons Village at Park City Mountain, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
At around 1 p.m. Dec. 30 on the Lower Boa ski run, the woman skied over another person’s ski tips and was then followed to the bottom of the run. The Sheriff’s Office said the woman apologized, but the man pushed her to the ground.
The woman went to the emergency room at Park City Medical Center after sustaining fractures and dislocations in her right wrist and arm, according to the report.
A vague description of the suspect was given, describing him as young and wearing ski clothing. No witnesses were around when the incident occurred.
According to Detective Kasey Bates, the incident was reported to the Canyons Village Ski Patrol, who said that no similar incidents had been reported.
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"The Canyons Ski Patrol stated that they have never heard of this kind of occurrence happening on the mountain before," Bates said. "I don’t recall anything of this nature being reported before."
"There were a lot more people on the ski resorts than there have been for a while due to the snow and the holidays," Bates said. "This was an isolated incident and from what I can see there were no other reports of this nature."
According to the report, the woman was scheduled to return to Texas on New Year’s Eve.
Bates said an investigation into the incident will be difficult because of the limited description of the suspect.
Canyon’s Village referred all questions to the Sheriff’s Office.
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