Chairlifts are Strong

This has got to be one of the more frightening things you can experience while skiing.  When you’re skiing down the mountain, you are in control.  Sure you might not think that, but you are more or less, in control of where you are headed, and how fast to go.  When you’re on the lift you’re at the mercy of nature, and the upkeep of the equipment.  These skiers at what I believe is a Ukraine ski mountain, have experienced something no skier ever wants to, (2nd only to the abominable snowman of course).

It’s hard to tell at first that the tree is resting on the wires, I’m sure it was easier to tell in person on the lift.  Once the lift starts up again though it’s apparent.  And once a chair passes through the tree it’s incredible.  The chair rips the tree apart and causes it to fall.  The un-loaded side of the lift swings about, rather far also, nearly hitting the other side.  Luckily, it looks like no one was hurt.


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