The video below was taken by Niki LoBiondo at Tussey Mountain Ski Area, PA back in 2017. It shows an absolutely crazy incident where 4 chairs slid down the haul rope before coming to a stop against the 5th chair.
The incident left multiple people with non-life-threating injuries, and all had to be evacuated from the lift.
I’ve seen quite a few videos of haul ropes derailing, chairs derailing, and lift roll backs, but I can confidently say that this is the only time I’ve seen chairs collide and pile up along the haul rope. Somebody clearly messed up when securing those chairs to the haul rope. Crazy.
Here’s the original video:
The video was picked up by Good Morning America after it happened. They ran the news segment below reporting on the incident: