07 January 2009

Shit Happens When You Party Naked

From the Smoking Gun:

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.
Just a bit embarrassing. I wonder if the good folks at the Vail resort gave the gentleman a refund on his lift ticket.

10 comments:

LT said...

Hey man remember when we went to Boyne and were going to jump off the lift... and you did and I laid a fucking egg. It was the yellowest moment of my life

LT Nixon said...

haha, I remember that. Man, that was a long time ago! If you joined the infantry and did two tours in Iraq to compensate for that moment, I guess you can say you redeemed yourself...maybe.

subrookie said...

I was just about to log into my work email and forward you this link. This shit is all over the bro network right now.

If you want my professional opinion, he got way more than a free lift ticket that day. I'd say if Vail was interested in keeping any kind of dignity they gave him a week free on-mountain lodging ski-in ski-out. I can find out if you want.

I love how they had to blur out his sphincter, actually I'm glad they did.

LT Nixon said...

Subrookie,

Hmm, might be a good idea to try and elaborate ruse of losing my pants on the bunny hill at Vail and live it up on the perks. Would WA ski places be the same?

Shea said...

Like forest said, it happens, what, shit, shit happens

subrookie said...

Not to elaborate much, but I doubt any WA ski area would reap just rewards on said pantslest detachable quad rider.

I will say when I bailed at Stevens on a free pass last year and wrecked my arm they offered a free day pass. I qimped myself to the ski patrol office when my nurse girlfriend said it was "beyond her control" anyway, I told them I was riding on a free pass and felt bad taking another free day. Other than Stevens...I doubt any others would have given me a day pass if I hooked my drawers on a quad.

That being said, Vail is WAY different than WA ski areas.

Bag Blog said...

I understand the chair-lift mishap, but why was he naked? By the way, my big brother streaked the ski mountain back in the 70's. He was so cool - literally.

subrookie said...

BB when he fell through the chair he had to be sideways. Probably caught a belt on the chair frame taking his pants with it. I'm a little surprised he didn't come out of his bindings and land on his head.

I'm pretty sure this happened off the Northwoods lift, further up the mountain, which in his case is pretty fortunate because had it happened at the base area there'd be several thousands of people milling around looking at Mr. Bodangles.

LT Nixon said...

haha, Mr. Bodangles. Of course it was probably so damn cold he wasn't dangling much. Pretty embarrassing.

Ms. Kiyum said...

Yeah, I was thinking there was a shrinkage joke here. We went skiing with a friend who had decided to carry a large bag of weed and a fifth of whiskey in his backpack. Some fat kid comes careening down the mountain and plowed into him, causing his backpack to explode, whiskey, weed and all. Our friend had injured himself in a welding accident that week, so to detract attention from his contraband, he started clutching his welding injured eye and screaming, "my eye! my eye!" The fat kid started crying, the resort employees started handing out free lift tickets, and I grabbed the weed. I hate skiing.