Ski lift malfunctions in Georgia
A ski lift in Georgia started moving backwards last Friday, throwing skiers and snowboarders into crowds of horrified onlookers as it whipped insanely fast around the bend. Some people chose to jump off the lift while they were still halfway up the mountain, in hopes of avoiding the pile-up. By the time the lift finally stopped, there was a pile of broken chairs laying at the bottom and skiers and snowboarders strewn everywhere. There were no casualties but almost a dozen people were sent to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Russian newspaper Pravda reports that the incident was due to a lift operator accidentally putting the lift in reverse.
Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!
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