We’ve seen plenty of chairlift evacuations in our day, but this one might take the cake for the worst execution. It’s unclear how the skier dangling from the chair ended up in this situation, but it’s pretty easy to say that holding up a ladder to rescue him was less than effective.
The video below shows an angle captured from behind the incident. It cuts out before the skier falls, but you can see that happen in the second video.
Comedian, and passionate skier Chelsea Handler commented on the post: “What a hot mess.” What a hot mess indeed Chelsea.
Here’s the 2nd angle that shows the skier slamming in the snow. What in the hell were these people thinking using that ladder? First, the ladder is too short. Second, what did they think that skier was going to be able to do if he could get ahold of the ladder?! Did they think they were going to be able to support his weight?
What a disaster. Hope the guy who fell was okay.