BY Ryan Luby & Brittany Freeman; The Denver Channel
December 15, 2017
The family of a Texas woman who died after being thrown from a chair lift with her two children last year has filed a lawsuit against the Colorado ski resort where the incident occurred.
Kelly Huber died at Ski Granby Ranch on December 29, 2016 when she and her two daughters were thrown from the Quick Draw Express lift. The girls, then 12 and 9 years old, were injured but survived.
The father of the two girls filed a lawsuit in federal court Friday, the same day the resort opened for the season. In the lawsuit, the family claims multiple skiers complained to resort staff about the lift swaying and bouncing in the days before Kelly Huber was killed.
“Despite this knowledge of unsafe conditions, the Defendant did nothing to immediately shut down the Quick Draw Express, determine what was wrong with the Quick Draw Express, and eliminate the factors that contributed to these unsafe conditions,” the lawsuit claims.