Monday, November 21, 2005
The lost snowboarder at Keystone
People around the newsroom have been buzzing about this guy who ducked a rope at Keystone and got stuck down in Jones Gulch. Rescuers hauled him out after three days.
He said he didn't know how to get back to the resort, but it seems he could have followed his trail. He wasn't hurt, except for a little frost bite on his toes. Seems he was too out of shape to get back up to the run through what he described as waist- and chest-deep snow.
I don't think this guy's story is going to end up in Reader's Digest.
Please, if anyone wants to defend him, chime in, but I think they should pull his pass for being such a buffoon.
By the way, for buffoons out there who plan something similar, this might be helpful advice: Provide the local media with a flattering portrait, so when you go missing they don't have to run a photo of you flushed and red eyed at a bar.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 12:34 PM