Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Skier Suffers Exposure

  1. #1
    Senior Contributor Knaur Amarsh's Avatar
    Join Date
    01 Oct 07
    Location
    Punjab
    Posts
    3,259

    Skier Suffers Exposure

    Man left dangling upside down, pantsless after Vail lift mishap

    JANUARY 6--In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Thursday morning. The January 1 mishap apparently occurred after the male skier, 48, and a child boarded a high-speed lift in Vail's Blue Sky Basin. It appears that the chairlift's fold-down seat was somehow not in the lowered position, which caused the man to partially fall through the resulting gap. His right ski got jammed in the ascending chairlift, and that kept him upended since his boot never dislodged from its binding. As seen in the photos on the following pages (which were snapped by fellow skiers), the Skyline Express lift was stopped shortly after the pair's botched boarding resulted in the man dangling from the lift. The exposed skier was stuck for about 15 minutes before Vail personnel backed the lift up and successfully dislodged the unidentified man from the four-seat chair. In a statement released this afternoon, Vail Resorts, which operates the ski area, reported that the skier was not injured after being "suspended for approximately seven minutes." The press release did not explain how the mishap occurred, only that "the man was caught on the chair."





    When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? - George Canning

  2. #2
    Banned
    Join Date
    19 Jul 07
    Location
    2943'34.48"N 9532'47.97"W
    Posts
    585

  3. #3
    In Memoriam/OAF-Old Aggravating Fart Senior Contributor Shamus's Avatar
    Join Date
    13 Apr 07
    Location
    Sebastian,Florida
    Posts
    4,059
    Hmmm...adds new meaning to going skiing and "Letting it all hang out on the slope".
    "Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories." Thomas Jefferson

  4. #4
    WAB Cautioner of Poo Senior Contributor Debbie's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Nov 06
    Location
    Prairie Biscuit, Wisconsin
    Posts
    6,028
    People who enjoy the cold and snow should always wear layers of underwear. Poor fella, from the photos shown it appears that his bottom half was severely subjected to weather not condusive to bare flesh.

    Yeah - I'm laughing my head off.
    Welcome, you step into a forum of the flash bang, chew toy hell, and shove it down your throat brutal honesty. OoE

  5. #5
    Senior Contributor
    Join Date
    20 Jun 07
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Posts
    2,578
    Excellent.

  6. #6
    Armchair Worrier Senior Contributor bolo121's Avatar
    Join Date
    19 Dec 07
    Location
    india
    Posts
    2,088
    Ahahahahahhhhaaaaa talk about northern exposure
    For Gallifrey! For Victory! For the end of time itself!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Tiny animals survive exposure to outer space
    By Canmoore in forum Science & Technology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 15 Sep 08,, 18:14
  2. Gun Control and Bloomberg
    By giggs88 in forum American Politics & Economy
    Replies: 129
    Last Post: 24 Jan 06,, 03:12
  3. Army Exceeding Retention Goals as Recruitment Suffers
    By Shek in forum The Middle East and North Africa
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18 Dec 05,, 17:22

Share this thread with friends:

Share this thread with friends:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •