Bummer: Man's Bottom Bared In Vail Ski-Lift Mishap

A guy who dangled upside down from a ski lift with his bare bottom exposed probably doesn't want to hear any "ski bum" jokes.

Officials at Vail Resorts in Colorado say the 48-year-old man was trying to get on the Blue Ski basin lift on New Year's Day. They haven't said what went wrong.

Workers stopped the lift, backed it up 10 or 12 feet and rescued the man after about seven minutes. His name hasn't been released.

Bystanders snapped photos and posted them on the Internet, showing a man who looks to be hanging by one ski boot, his ski pants and underwear apparently snagged in the chair and reaching no farther than his knees.

Vail spokeswoman Liz Biebl confirmed the photos on one site were, in fact, the victim.


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  • by Coach M Location: RMT on Jan 9, 2009 at 03:08 AM
    ROFLMBO. Come on, imagine the stories he told around the fire at the lodge that night...LOLOLOL Yes, I've had things happen to me that were embarrassing as well. It's always funny until someone gets hurt, then it's hillarous...just kidding, sike.
  • by Fred Location: The Internet on Jan 8, 2009 at 02:30 PM
    So far the name has not been released. Let's hope it stays that way.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 7, 2009 at 04:20 AM
    The people who took those pictures are heartless and should be asked to take those photo's off the net. That is sad people are so mean!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    His poor kid that was with him will want to go into the witness protection program from the embarrasment.
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