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Donutz 12-27-2012 02:34 AM

Wife crashed coming off lift
 
We went up Seymour for some night skiing/riding. Riding up the Lodge chair AFTER OUR LAST RUN, the yutz skier on the chair in front of us had a total yard sale getting off the lift, then just lay there as if waiting for a crane to come along and lift him off. The liftie for some reason didn't stop the lift, so my wife and I had to do hard left/right to avoid running over the twerp and his equipment.

Unfortunately, my wife didn't make it. She hooked a ski on one of the bamboo poles trying to get past the scattered equipment and body parts and had a yard sale of her own, culminating in a jammed shoulder and possibly cracked ribs (just bruised as it turns out). We ended up in the first aid station wife getting ice-packed and in a sling.

Aaaaaaaanyway, we spent 3 hours in Emergency, got x-rays, and the doctor said ribs just bruised take advil go home. Still, you can bet I'm gonna hear about it for a while...

Backcountry 12-27-2012 02:42 AM

Wow whenever I fall I always gather myself and scurry away as fast as possible. That sucks! :thumbsdown:

GreyDragon 12-27-2012 03:16 AM

I think I'd ask the resort to train their lift staff better.:thumbsdown:
It's not like they have much else to do than to prevent the type of collision that your wife had.

JeffreyCH 12-27-2012 03:28 AM

Bummer...hope she has a speedy recovery

wrathfuldeity 12-27-2012 05:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Donutz (Post 557463)
Still, you can bet I'm gonna hear about it for a while...


Donutz, you being a mod, an excellent husband and generally a nice guy....repeat after me...it takes practice...:unsure:

"Awww honey, yes...I know you hurt, that lifty was a tard...it was a big yard sale you had. Honey, I would never let anything really bad happen to you.....its far from your heart and you're not going to die today. ....And I'm hungry and can you make me a sandwich?"

chomps1211 12-27-2012 05:10 AM

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Originally Posted by JeffreyCH (Post 557475)
Bummer...hope she has a speedy recovery

I didn't get hurt, but the same kinda thing happened to me. Guy fell right at the start of the runoff and just sat there. Chair wasn't crowded so I tried to slide my butt to the right to be able to clear him once I could stand up & didn't quite make it. My fall only hurt my pride tho!

WTF is wrong with people!! After I fell, I got the hell outta the way!!! (always have!) That dink, was still sittin' there for the next chair full of people to avoid!! :rolleyes:

X2 - Hope the wife has a speedy recovery! :thumbsup:

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Originally Posted by wrathfuldeity (Post 557495)
...its far from your heart and you're not going to die today. ....And I'm hungry and can you make me a sandwich?"

N-i-i-ce Wrath,.. You tryin' to get Donutz a Cracked Rib?!!! :laugh:

snowklinger 12-27-2012 11:09 AM

what's the point of having a liftie :dunno:

BurtonAvenger 12-27-2012 11:15 AM

If you fall in front of me and I could risk injury or ride over you I will ride over you to preserve myself. It's part of my I don't value human life campaign.

killclimbz 12-27-2012 11:39 AM

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If you fall in front of me and I could risk injury or ride over you I will ride over you to preserve myself. It's part of my I don't value human life campaign.

X2, when I am riding chairs, if somebody falls in front of me and I can't avoid them, they are getting run over. I am not going to injure myself cause of some other yutz.

extra0 12-27-2012 12:13 PM

glad she's o.k...but good thing it was after your last run and not at the beginning of the sesh

I had a close call couple days ago where I was right at the top, ready to dismount, when the lift suddenly jerked to a stop. Since I'm already at the off ramp, I go ahead and start to slide off...when the lifty totally floors it, immediately jerking me over the bottom of the ramp where I drop what seemed like about ten feet to flat. Lucky I didn't crack something and no one was in the chairs behind me. Didn't even think the lifty was going to come out of the booth (probably because I was yelling), but he finally did...just to blame the operator at the bottom...didn't even ask if I was o.k.


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