The 14 year old girl had swerved to avoid another skier when she hit the younger child, aged four, but neither were hurt until the boy's father started hitting the girl. She then had to have medical attention for minor injuries resulting from the assault.
The man apologised when he realised his son was not hurt but has been charged with ‘child abuse' and banned by Vail Resorts from all their properties indefinitely - they stressed they have a zero tolerance policy on any such behaviour. The teenage girl's family is reported to be intending to sue him.