Quick-Acting Aspen Ski Patrol Minimizes Celebrity Tragedy


Above, actors Fisher Stevens (left) and Rob Morrow (right) share a relieved laugh following their rescue by the Aspen Ski Patrol, who safely led the stranded celebrity skiers on a three-hour trip down the unfamiliar mountain after receiving their cell phone distress call. Tragically, the idea to phone the patrol came only after the panicked stars determined that they might be lost for days in the blinding storm that caused them to stray from an approved path, and, after a tense deliberation about the relative health of their careers, decided that the only way they could stay alive long enough to be discovered was to devour the least successful, third member of their party, Chad Lowe, whose picked-over remains were buried under a beautiful tree abutting a spectacular black diamond run by his remorseful, surviving compatriots.

[Photo: AP]