From the Santa Fe New Mexican:
A 17-year-old Albuquerque teen who fell about 45 feet from a ski-lift chair onto steep, snowy terrain at Ski Santa Fe a few weeks ago is reportedly OK.
“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.”
The incident occurred on February 2nd but a video was only uploaded to YouTube on Monday.
According to information included in the description of the video the teen fell 45 feet and suffered a concussion, skull fracture, collapsed lung, and a lacerated liver.