Skier’s Chairlift Gets Stopped Directly Over Broken Water Pipe: Having A Bad Day?

In news that inspired me to save quite a bit of money cancelling a ski trip I had planned, this is a video from Beech Mountain Ski Resort in North Carolina where a skier hit a hydrant used for snowmaking, which caused a pipe to burst, and workers unknowingly stopping the ski lift with a passenger dangling directly over the gushing water in 7-degree weather. That must have been refreshing. Thankfully, they were able to move the lift (after almost two minutes), and two other skiers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries after jumping from the lift. So, the next time you think you’re having a bad day, just remember this guy and be thankful it’s not your nipples that have replaced a witch’s as the new standard in describing extreme cold.

Keep going for the video, which should start just before the skier gets stuck.

Thanks to JustA, who agrees if you need us, we’ll be back at the lodge in the hot tub.