First, let's mention that this 17-year-old, who plummeted from the chair lift at Ski Santa Fe earlier this month, is OK. Despite being helicoptered from the mountain, he did not require surgery, and was released from the hospital after a few days of observation. Knowing that, we won't feel bad in labeling him a fucking moron. The Sante Fe New Mexican has more, and according to the ski patrol director, the kid came out of his chair because he was throwing snowballs at his friends in the chair ahead of him.
Basically, the kid is home and he is fine," said Cody Sheppard, the ski patrol director at Ski Santa Fe. "It was kind of a dramatic deal. I guess he was attempting to throw a snowball to the chair in front of him, where some friends were, and when he threw the snowball, the momentum just carried him out of the chair. He did hang on for awhile, but then he had to drop."
Thankfully, his little friends whipped out a camera to film the aftermath. Consider it a PSA: if you don't lower your safety bar, you're gonna have a bad time.