Family of teenager who died at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area files civil lawsuit

 

The family of a teenager who died at the Shawnee Mountain Ski Area has filed a civil lawsuit against the resort, Blair Academy and her ski coach.

The estate of 15-year-old Juliette Dajani accuses the defendants of negligence and recklessness.

She died in what they called a preventable accident at the ski area in January of 2017.

The suit alleges the academy and coach instructed Dajani to ski on a team even though they say she had limited experience and inappropriate equipment.

It also alleges that Shawnee failed to protect skiers from dangerous conditions around snow making equipment.