Aspen skier accused of tossing snowboarder off chairlift

A snowboarder at Colorado's Aspen Highlands resort said he wasn't really sure why a skier tossed him off a chairlift Sunday, sending him face-first into a pile of snow nearly 25 feet below.

"I honestly thought I was dead," Seth Beckton told the Aspen Times after his fall. Remarkably, he said he wasn't hurt.

It apparently started with a comment Beckton made about the powder that day. He said the unnamed skier seemed to take offense, asking him, "Are you laughing at me?"

Beckton replied, "kind of... yes?"

That's when he said the skier either pushed or pulled him from the chair, saying, "Well is this funny?"

Beckton, 28, claims the skier was wearing a silver helmet and goggles obscuring his face, along with a burgundy and tan jacket with grey pants.

The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office was investigating, Deputy Alex Burchetta told the Times. He said Beckton should file a report.