Downhill disaster: Skiers knocked off chairlift by ruptured hydrant geyser

Downhill disaster: Skiers knocked off chairlift by ruptured hydrant geyser


Multiple North Carolina skiers were injured after they were knocked off a chairlift that was doused by water erupting from a damaged hydrant, as others jumped to avoid the same fate.

The dramatic scene unfolded Friday evening, when a skier ran into the water and air hydrant during snowmaking operations at Beech Mountain Resort, according to WSOC.

Highly pressurized water spouted dozens of feet into the air directly into the path of chairlifts bringing skiers up the mountain, video showed.

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A college student celebrating her birthday with her best friend was violently ejected from the chairlift as it passed over the geyser, the article said.

“I’m in quite a bit of pain, mainly on my left side of my body. I have bruises

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