The Stark-Dangled Skier: Man Left Upside Down and Pantless on Vail Ski Lift


I feel for this poor bloke. As an unskillful snow athelete myself, I've come pretty close to facing the same fate.

In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail ski resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Thursday morning.

The 48 year old skier and his young son (the horror!) boarded a high-speed chairlift. The lift's fold-down seat was not properly lowered, and the man fell through the gap. His right ski got jammed, and he couldn't dislodge his boot from its binding. An abrupt stop of the Skyline Express lift and voila - the now infamous dangle. He was left hanging there for about 15 minutes before they extracted him.



Thanks, The Smoking Gun!

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Comment by Basil on April 5, 2011 at 3:43pm
Hahaha. I have to wonder though... why was he pantless?
Comment by Eugene on January 7, 2009 at 3:46pm
haha...glad he didn't hurt himself physically but it must've been super embarrassing!
Comment by sAm on January 7, 2009 at 2:58pm
HAHA!!!! I'm sure the cold made things a LITTLE more embarrassing.
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