Skier's World Turned Upside Down

Skier Bum

From: The Smoking Gun 06/01/09:

[A] skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless [sic] 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.

I saw pictures relating to this story in the Metro this morning but it didn't detail at which ski resort the incident had occurred. Then, hours later, I stumbled across the same story via Digg.  Metro’s account of the incident suggested that the skier’s misfortune was due to the fact he was not sitting in the ski-lift correctly – unlike his son. However, that doesn’t seem to be reflected in the Metro’s coverage on their website.

I’m not quite sure which of the two I feel most sorry for: the guy for suffering the ignominy of hanging upside down for several minutes, while on looking skiers proceeded to photograph him in all his (semi) naked glory or the son who had to sit, inches away, watching on in horror. I would not like to be him when he returns to school.

If you're in the mood for chuckling over someone else's misfortune, you can check out some extra photos here.

Comments

  1. "The skier was stuck upside down after his pants were ripped off" - oh dear.

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  2. Err, yes Andro. That neatly sums it up. You're funny :-)

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  3. I just read that story 30mins ago and was laughing how it commented on how people just stood there taking pics lol!!

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  4. I think if my son was sitting next to me hanging upside down like that, he would be laughing his head off and taking more photos than anyone else.

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  5. I wonder then, if the unfortunate gentleman could truly be said to be talking out of his Arse when asking to be 'relieved' of his situation?!
    ( My GOD, I'm so funny I kill myself!!)

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  6. Yeah, you're a card, Minxy! :-)

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  7. Aw poor guy he really is the BUTT of everyone's jokes. Poor dude and with his kid as well I'm sure she was like 'erm... dad what are you doing?' I mean parents can be embarrassing but this dad is seriously em-bare-arsing!

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  8. What is this? Comedy Hour? Good stuff, though. Keep 'em coming! :-D

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  9. I notice that no one has cracked out the 'ski-bum' line yet!!

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  10. Hahah... The comments are too funny!

    Michael, you should do more posts like this.

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