Academy Award-Winning Actress and owner of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow has recently made headlines in the snow sports world. Apparently, Paltrow is being sued for a skiing hit and run that took place at Utah’s Deer Valley Ski Resort in 2016. The plaintiff, Dr. Terry Sanderson, claims that the actress skied out of control and crashed into him from behind, per KUTV News.
Sanderson states that from the accident he suffered a brain injury, four broken ribs, and other serious injuries, for which Paltrow accepted no responsibility at the time of the incident. A witness to the crash agrees with Sanderson. In a taped statement he asserts that Sanderson’s skis weren’t even moving when Paltrow slammed into him from behind.
However, there are two sides to every story. Paltrow’s instructor argues that Sanderson himself was to blame for the crash. Paltrow’s attorney also argues that the actress was downhill when the incident occurred, and multiple eyewitnesses back up Paltrow’s statement. Paltrow herself released a statement saying, “the lawsuit is completely without merit. Anyone who reads the facts will realize that."
The lawsuit also extends to Deer Valley, in which Eric Christiansen, a former employee of Deer Valley, and two other resort employees are being blamed for failing to help Sanderson and filing a false report. Sanderson is suing for $3.1 million.
After an eight-foot storm slammed into the Sierras last week, 120 visitors staying at Montecito Sequoia Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park were snowed in for five days. Located at 7,400 feet above sea-level, the lodge gets plenty of snow- too much, sometimes. Google Maps graphic. After several days of snow removal by Lodge personnel and the US Forest Service, the escape route was finally clear(ish) and the guests were evacuated in a slow-moving caravan.
On Tuesday, the Senate passed a landmark public lands bill that extended protections to more than one million acres of public lands. Voting 92 to 8 across partisan lines, this bill is a huge win for those of us who care about protecting our cherished public lands for future generations. The bill designates 1.3 million acres of land as wilderness in Utah, New Mexico, Oregon, and California and permanently reauthorized a federal program to pay for conservation. RELATED: Watch Kings and
Yesterday Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows were forced to close because of high avalanche danger from the three-foot overnight dump they got on Saturday. Try to imagine that, too much snow—except you don’t have to. Check out some of the images from Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows getting absolutely buried. Thankfully for all you Californians, both resorts have resumed normal operations. Just be sure to bring your snorkel! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Squaw