Imagine being stuck on a freezing cold ski lift for over two hours. Would you continue to wait for help or jump 30 feet to the ground below?
At Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in North Carolina, a young snowboarder was recently faced with that near-impossible decision. The teen had ridden the lift to the top of the mountain but decided at the last minute that he didn't want to go down the slopes. While riding the lift back to base camp, it suddenly stopped, leaving him suspended 30 feet above the ground. For over two hours, he waited for help that would never come as the temperature dropped into the teens.