Ever Seen a Chairlift Fail? Watch This! Destructive Testing of an Old Chairlift at Winter Park, CO.

Ever Seen a Chairlift Fail? Watch This! Destructive Testing of an Old Chairlift at Winter Park, CO.

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Ever Seen a Chairlift Fail? Watch This! Destructive Testing of an Old Chairlift at Winter Park, CO.

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if all the safety measures on a chairlift failed and it began spinning backwards?

This was a planned destructive test for an old lift that had been slated to be dismantled at Winter Park, CO. You can see the test weights being flung from the lift as it rolls back around the bullwheel. It’s an old chairlift and a number of safety features had been removed to perform the test but it looks like this one got a bit out of control…

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