@newboots, I don’t know. I feel like you and I usually agree. I didn’t see an attack. Several people were somewhat equivocal, and then several were very direct.
Going back to the question, sounded like the uphill skier collided with someone in a location that was downhill that she could not see.
there is a LOT of information we don’t know. I wonder how this would sound if the stopped person posted?
BUT, the original question is who is liable and can I get compensation for my broken ski from the OP, right? Which sure seems like in the absence of information we are being asked to draw a pretty big conclusion…no? I suspect that set the stage for what happened after…
FWIW, I read this story neutrally to my 13 yo and asked who was responsible. He said “They’re both responsible, and no one is getting any money for replacing gear”
I know it’s hard when you are young and/or budget constrained… chalk it up to a learning experience, be grateful that neither of you were hurt, and move through it?
I don't object in the least to people pointing out that she is likely liable, or certainly the liable party. I object to the piling on, repetition, and harsh tone. She's a kid.