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Skier's Pole Exposed in XXX Mishap

1/6/2009 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

This poor guy didn't realize his lift pass came with an impromptu upside down peep show.



According to The Smoking Gun, this bizarre chairlift mishap left the Vail skier dangling head over heels for 15 minutes freezing his ass off -- for reals!

Employees of the Blue Sky Basin eventually got the man down before he could fall through the, er, crack.

BTW -- in the guy's defense, it was really cold.

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31.

what the huh?    

Was that in Asspen, CO?

2032 days ago
32.

jen    

whoopsie!

2032 days ago
33.

Crackin' up    

Wow, that's one crazy way to claim your 15 minutes of fame! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

2032 days ago
34.

Dixie    

I bet the people that rescued this guy had a hysterical laugh afterwards.

2032 days ago
35.

Dixie    

Here is the story from thesmokinggun.com

JANUARY 6--In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Friday morning. The January 2 mishap apparently occurred after the male skier 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. As seen in the photos on the following pages (which were snapped by fellow skiers), the Skyline Express lift was stopped shortly after the pair's botched 10:30 AM 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. (3 pages)

2032 days ago
36.

Anne    

This gives a whole new meaning to freezing your balls off! Poor guy, the joking he will get!!

2032 days ago
37.

Steph    

Mccain is that you? Looks like a shrinky dink to me!

2032 days ago
38.

dry-ice    

I totally feel sorry for this guy. What a terrible moment for him and his friends,

2032 days ago
39.

my 3 cents    


AND THE WINNER OF THE FUNNIEST COMMENT GOES TO:
(drum roll please!!!)
31. SNOW BALLS

Posted at 1:12PM on Jan 6th 2009 by jrad247

2032 days ago
40.

2% MILK    

WOW. TALK ABOUT AND UPSIDE DOWN CAKE

2032 days ago
41.

2% MILK    

think he made a snow angel?

2032 days ago
42.

ziggy    

Gee is it cold outside or are you just really small? Talk about shrinkage!

ha ha ha ha ha a hahaha ha

2032 days ago
43.

ziggy    

Becareful there boys, that's not mistletoe dangling over your heads...............

2032 days ago
44.

2% MILK    

WOW THE TERM I WOULD NOT TOUCH THAT WITH A 10FT POLE APPLIES HERE.

2032 days ago
45.

Rah-Rah    

This is way too effed up to be an accident. I mean I can see people falling from a ski lift (I witnessed such an event at Mountain High a few years ago) but losing you pants at the same time???!!!? Come on! This azzhole (no pun here) did it on purpose to get attention!

Also, is that a little kid with

2032 days ago
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