A man had a lucky escape but suffered a little more exposure than he would have wanted when he slipped through the back of a ski lift chair…He was left dangerously dangling upside down with his trousers and pants pulled down for all the world to see…It happened at the posh Vail resort in Colorado…It apparently occurred after the male skier and a child boarded a high-speed lift in Vail’s Blue Sky Basin. It appears 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 from photos taken by other 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.
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