A broken water pipe had water bursting skyward and drenching skiers on the chairlift overhead. And a couple of them got stuck in the spray for a LONG TIME!
It took place at Beech Mountain Ski Resort in North Carolina on Friday . . . apparently after a skier crashed into it. It was directly under the chair lift, which meant the riders on the chair lift were getting BLASTED by cold water.
The water was coming out with INTENSE force . . . enough that it was lifting the chairs on the lift, as well as lifting the skiers out of the chairs.
The chair lift continued operating, which meant many skiers got caught under it . . . sometimes for around TWO MINUTES. One person was clinging to the lift to stay on it. It was so wild that many people were jumping off the lift to avoid it.
Beech Mountain released astatement, but rather than apologize and take full responsibility, they blamed the situation on the skier who crashed into the hydrant, and dismissively said that it resulted in "several patrons getting wet." (???)
Check this out - first the short version -
And heres a longer unedited version so you can see how long it goes on for!
What a friggin MESS!! Can you IMAGINE how cold they were by the time they got to the top?
And check out the kid who almost gets blown off the lift!!!