Tuesday, February 20, 2007
10-year-old OK after 50-foot fall from chairlift
Kids and chairlifts are a dangerous combination. The chairs aren't made for little people, and once you take off, you're on your own to hold on. Monday in Aspen, a young skier visiting from Germany slipped off a chair on the Cloud Nine Lift at Aspen Highlands. She was riding with other students in ski school. The safety bar wasn't lowered, and she began slipping from the lift at one of its highest points. Miraculously, the girl (who was wearing a helmet) wasn't seriously injured.