Here is an interesting story about a German guy, Dominik Podolsky, from Munich, who was snowboarding in Austria. [bbc news]. Poor Dominik, was stuck on a chair lift for 6 hours, dangling 10 metres above the ground. He mistakenly took a chair lift down after a days snowboarding. While he was in transit down, the chair lift closed for the night, and he was left hanging there for 6 hours. The ski operator said that that particular chair lift wasn’t designed to be taken down the slope, and there were warning signs to say the same.
Dominik used his survival knowledge from his military service to keep himself warm, and he started to burn items to attract attention, like receipts and business cards. What finally worked for him, was when he burned some cash. He had €120 in his pocket and used that to get the attention of the slope cleaning crews. With temperatures at night reaching down to -18C Dominik was quite lucky to be found.
We bet it was the best €120 he ever spent ! If he had an iPhone he could have used this iPhone skiing app to keep himself warm.