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post #2 of 18
If youre going to wear those gangsta style loose, baggy pants, at least wear a belt or something.
post #3 of 18
he must have had some pretty solid din settings...
post #4 of 18
Trying to imagine what the guy is thinking while hanging there for 15minutes.

"And I paid $500 for these Versache thermals at Vails mountain shop."
post #5 of 18
I wonder if Sharpshooters on mountain photo got this?
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by MojoMan View Post
Trying to imagine what the guy is thinking while hanging there for 15minutes.
Probably thinking "shrinkage"
post #7 of 18
Hmmm, I wonder what happened in the first place.

Most likely it took the patrollers 10 minutes to control their laughter so they could take 5 minutes to get him down.
post #8 of 18
This is one of those chairs with seats that fold down. Apparently, the lifty didn't put the seat down and the guy fell through and was hanging with one foot lodged on the crossbar. Pants probably snagged on the crossbar when he went through.

Lucky for the guy, they spotted it or he could have rode all the way to the top like that. I can imagine the look on the lifty up at the top as he saw his chair approaching. Skiers on the hill would sure have had a lot of cat calls to offer up -- you don't often see a guy hanging upside down from a lift chair with his pants at his ankles.

http://www.tetongravity.com/forums/a...4&d=1230961085
post #9 of 18
As hard as I initially laughed, I have to spoil the fun a bit.

Shrinkage may have been on the guy's mind, but how about his kid barely hanging onto the chair?

I think Vail will have to come up with some nice treats for the guy. Or lawyers.
post #10 of 18
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As hard as I initially laughed, I have to spoil the fun a bit.

Shrinkage may have been on the guy's mind, but how about his kid barely hanging onto the chair?

I think Vail will have to come up with some nice treats for the guy. Or lawyers.

Well, the info said he brushed it off and continued skiing right after the incident.

If this is true, I am not sure what the guy could claim -- if he was claiming publical humiliation through neglect, he would have to explain why he didnt go back to the hotel in shame, or simply leave altogether.

If he was hurt, he wouldnt have continued skiing.

Then again, he probably didn't know that a photo of him hanging upside down from a ski lift with his ass exposed was in the Vail newspaper until he read the morning news.

I am sure attorneys are lined up waiting to get in touch with him and will go the public humiliation route.
post #11 of 18
That is one of the funniest things I've seen on the slopes in a while. You can't make stuff like that up!

Looks like the Vail Daily didn't keep the story up on their website for long (can't say I blame them). But the photo on the TGR site, linked to above, tells the whole story! Here it is (larger image here):



It needs a caption. "What a year I'm having!"

Best regards,
Bob
post #12 of 18
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If he was hurt, he wouldnt have continued skiing.
I wouldn't say that.
post #13 of 18
You are right you can't make that stuff up but it was certainly not funny to anyone in his family who were either (literally) hanging onto the back of the chair or watching from the ground where they had successfully jumped from the lift because the seats weren't down. One did a face plant. The ski lift operators were not paying attention and if took way too long for them to respond to the situation. They were able to get back on the ski lift only to be brought down in a ski mobile because of possible neck injuries to one of the ones that did a face plant hitting their head. Luckily a helmet was on. These people are not amateurs. Been skiing a long time. When this skiier tried to jump his pant leg caught. Not funny!
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You are right you can't make that stuff up but it was certainly not funny to anyone in his family who were either (literally) hanging onto the back of the chair or watching from the ground where they had successfully jumped from the lift because the seats weren't down. One did a face plant. The ski lift operators were not paying attention and if took way too long for them to respond to the situation. They were able to get back on the ski lift only to be brought down in a ski mobile because of possible neck injuries to one of the ones that did a face plant hitting their head. Luckily a helmet was on. These people are not amateurs. Been skiing a long time. When this skiier tried to jump his pant leg caught. Not funny!
You were there? The faceplant was part of the lift incident or something that happened while skiing?

The photo is funny. People are laughing at the photo, not the skier(many at least). That could have happened to any one of us if we were presented with the same situation and fell through the chair.

I am sure it was not funny for the skier and was quite embarrasing. It's hard not to feel embarassed for the guy --hanging there upside down, helpless, displaying your goods for the whole mountain, in freezing weather. Still, it's somehing so unusual that you cant help but crack up looking at it.

As nobody was there to wittness the event, its hard to say exactly what took place, but from the image it appears the seat was never put down and the skier fell through and snagged his pants. If thats the case, then its definately lift operator error and Vail likely has a problem with a potential lawsuit if the guy goes ahead. I don't think that would happen, however. Vail will probably bend over backwards do everyhing to make things "right" -- free lodging, tickets, and some payout cash perhaps.
post #15 of 18
He could make a killing by making a postcard out of that and selling it at the local shops.

"I'm hanging out at Vail this week"
post #16 of 18
[quote=MojoMan;1030566]You were there? The faceplant was part of the lift incident or something that happened while skiing?

Still, it's somehing so unusual that you cant help but crack up looking at it.


You got that part right.
post #17 of 18
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I wonder if Sharpshooters on mountain photo got this?
as a matter of fact----seems that some of these photos were shot by an off duty sharpshooter with his personal camera on his own time.

he offered them to the media

he is now no longer employed at Vail!
post #18 of 18
Made the channel 9 news last night.
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