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.
Okay, but...why is he pantsless? This isn't explained. But he was apparently suspended in the air for close to seven minutes, just enough time for passersby to snap enough photos that will surely haunt him and the small child sitting next to him for all eternity. The rescue effort <a href="was even less flattering. Hopefully, the photo will get posterized on the ceiling of a dentist's office one day.
Try not spend this Tuesday evening pantsless because it's gonna get cold tonight. Oh, and, yes — I know Whitlock is still being cunty. Let's leave it at that.
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