Big Boulder's terrain parks are its best claim to fame. PennLive photo.
In January 2015, James Ashmen Jr. fractured his tibia while snowboarding at Big Boulder, Pennsylvania after colliding midair with a snowmaking machine on a closed run. He subsequently sued the resort, with his attorney arguing that Big Boulder's evidently-ineffective closure of the run was negligent.
According to the Legal Intelligencer Ashmen's lawyer asked for money to cover his medical treatment, and also contended that the injury has precluded Ashmen from achieving his goal of becoming a police officer, further inflating the costs associated with the accident.
Over four years later, a federal jury has awarded Ashmen $2.5 million dollars for his troubles.
Mammoth Mountain Terrain Park. Photo: Mammoth Mountain It’s the height of summer: beaches, bonfires and sunbathing abound. But you’re a ski bum, and you don’t like any of those things; you want to be on the mountain. So here we are, serving your addiction to getting pulled down hills of frozen water by gravity - you weirdo. We’re enablers, we know, but we don’t really care, so here are the two ski resorts in the U.S. you can still get your fix. Mammoth
Black bear at Omni Mount Washington Resort. Photo: Omni Mount Washington Resort You probably think that you’re pretty classy. You bought your tux for your prom ten years ago, planning to return it, but after Sally Johnson had too much of the punch at pre-prom and spilled an entire plate of lasagna on you, the shop refused to take it back. Now, it hangs in your closet, baptized by an aging red stain that somehow still smells of that fateful night. But you’ll be damned if you let it go to
Marine biologists seem to keep scoring the jackpot with deep water cameras. OceanX recently got some uncomfortably close footage of a bluntnose six-gill shark while doing research in a submarine. Thankfully, no sharks were swallowed whole by a giant fish in this video—yeah we’re talking about you grouper fish, you sneaky bastard. RELATED: Ocean Ramsey Swims with Massive Great White Shark