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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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Wow - that's a bad day on the slopes.

2030 days ago


This story is really hitting this guy below the belt!

2030 days ago

tippy katz    

I think you guys are f*ucks for posting this...
I hope he sues your asses.
On the other hand, if it were a celeb
that would be funny

2030 days ago


Why embarrsass the guy this way? This is not a funny situation to be in.

2030 days ago


How funny! Besides the hairy legs, I would of never known this was a man... There really wasnt anything (literaly) to see. Blame it on the cold if you wish.

2030 days ago


the guy is going to have a huge lawsuit - the lift op was at fault - he wasn't paying attention - i live in the vail area and got it from an employee.

2030 days ago


96. I think you guys are f*ucks for posting this...
I hope he sues your asses.
On the other hand, if it were a celeb
that would be funny

Posted at 9:18PM on Jan 6th 2009 by bad bad tmz

97. Why embarrsass the guy this way? This is not a funny situation to be in.

Posted at 9:55PM on Jan 6th 2009 by No way

Oh come on now, you know that you laughed like the rest of us did.

2030 days ago


Oh no! I bet he had to go home and change his pants::::oh:::wait~

2030 days ago


"does anyone know WHY he is HANGING upside down?? or why his pants didnt go with him?"
Click to the link on The Smoking Gun for details. Essentially, the seat on the lift was up, not down, and no one noticed before this guy and his son tried to load. As the lift takes off, the man fell thru - but his ski caught and his binding didn't release. I can only presume his pants 'hit a snag' since they are obviously not in place.

This story is all over the web and rumor has it that Leno has used it in his opening monologue. Such a riot for all of us - (I've been laughing all day at these pics) but can you imagine this man's 1) embarrassment, 2) possible frost bite in some very precarious places, and 3) total feeling of being scared to ever get on a ski lift again. Glad he's ok.... But someone at Vail is going to be writing a hefty check....

2030 days ago


well, the year can only get better for this dude. I hope!

2030 days ago


Geez...why didn't whoever was sitting in the lift hand him a coat to wrap around his waist or something? Why wasn't he trying to cover himself at all? He was just letting his arms hang down...among other things!! How horrible!

2030 days ago

Leann Gosselin    

LMAO!!!!!!!! I love TMZ's comments about this picture!!! It is freaking priceless!!! I have never laughed soooooo hard in my life!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I Love you TMZ!!!!!!! (unless I was that man hanging upside down naked!!!)....but I am a woman!!!! LOL...........

2030 days ago


58. You guys are awful. This is completely humiliating. And if this were a malfuntion of the ski lift, I hope he sues big time. Not only for his complete humiliation but for the lack of safety for his kid. Karma folks...you will be caught next with your pants down...

I can't stand how people make light of serious situations and other people's embarassments.

Posted at 3:34PM on Jan 6th 2009 by Patty


I finally stopped laughing and got to your post and you got me giggling again. He didn't fall and die he was simply de-pants and it's freaking funny!

2030 days ago

Milk Dudd    




no way???

2029 days ago


This poor guy! Got a laugh out of it though.. At least they don't show his face.

2029 days ago
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