Like many celebrities, actress Rebel Wilson spent the final days of 2018 in Aspen, Colorado — though her getaway to the winter destination involved a unique trip down the slopes.During a visit to The Ellen DeGeneresShowon Tuesday, the Isn’t It Romanticstar revealed that she had to be “medically rescued” from the top of the mountain when she realized that she “forgot” how to ski.
“I skied for about 100 feet, Ellen,” Wilson, 38, said, explaining that she was working with a female ski instructor at the time. “She was like, ‘Okay, you just have to ski down now.’ And I was like, ‘Aww, I don’t know…’ “
Wilson had made it to the top of the mountain on a chairlift and thought that would be a proper escape. “They said, ‘Okay, now you have to go down the hill.’ And I said, ‘Can I just get the chairlift back? ‘Cause that’s like a ride. That seems pretty fun,’ ” Wilson joked.
Eventually, ski patrol was called to tow Wilson down the hill in a yellow sled — even though, as DeGeneres pointed out, “there was nothing wrong.”
“Not technically … it was more just a vibe that I didn’t want to ski down the massive hill,” Wilson recalled.
Traveling down the hill on her back wasn’t necessarily easier for Wilson. “This lovely gentleman Scott came and rescued me in a sled but he said in order to get enough speed to get to the bottom, we have to go off the side of a cliff. So that ended up being more scary than actually skiing,” she admitted.
“I was freaking out,” she added. “I lost my poles, I lost my s— going down on this little sled.”