Austrian police say they have questioned a group of British teenagers as well as a German father and son over a fight that broke out at the popular Salzburg ski area Obertauern.
Police say the fight, which occurred Thursday morning following a verbal dispute, was over who could enter the gondola. On the ascent, the mood in the cabin turned ugly. Immediately after exiting the lift, a things turned physical out between seven students and the German father and son.
In a statement late Thursday, Salzburg police said a 51-year-old German, his 16-year-old son and the group of seven British students aged 15-16 began beating each other with fists and ski poles as they exited the lift.
The brawl ended after a ski instructor and one of the students’ chaperones intervened. In the brutal brawl three people were injured, with the 16-year-old German suffering a broken arm in the incident.