The City of Steamboat has decided to settle a case against them in the death of Cooper Marsh. Marsh died after skiing into a closed area around Howelson Hill. His mother, Maureen Ryan, filed suit against the city, claiming the area where Marsh died was not marked well enough. The judge in the case agreed, and ruled earlier this month that the case could go to trial. Following that decision, the city agreed to settle the case. In a press release the City continues to deny liability, but officials feel it is important to avoid the time, the expense, which could exceed the amount of any settlement, and the anguish to all parties of reliving the events. Details about the settlement were not released.