This incident happened on February 2nd, and he was in intensive care for 3 day after being released. He is on his way to a full recovery after suffering from injuries including: skull fracture, concussion, collapsed lung, and a lacerated liver.
He had been throwing a snowball when he had slid off and ended up hanging. He hung for 2-3 minutes before falling. He had unclipped his snowboard about half way through hanging. We contacted ski patrol immediately upon reaching the top, the was no cell phone service at the time.
The safety bar was not down at the time nor was he wearing a helmet.