Oregon ski area sued over Washington child’s death

BEND, Ore. (AP) — The parents of a 9-year-old child who died skiing at Mt. Bachelor ski area in Oregon last year have filed a $49 million wrongful death lawsuit against the resort and its parent company, Powdr Corp. The Bulletin reports Angela and Brian Boice of Tacoma, Washington, filed the lawsuit this month over the death of Brecken, who slid down one of the ski area’s slopes and crashed into rocks. The suit alleges on the day of Brecken’s death that conditions were extremely icy and the chairlift and ski runs near the summit should not have been open. A resort spokesman didn’t return calls from the newspaper seeking comment.