Ski Chairlift Starts Spinning In Reverse At Double Speed, Pandemonium Ensues

March 16, 2018

These are two videos from a ski resort in Georgia (the country, not the state) of a ski lift malfunctioning and proceeding to go double speed in reverse while launching and dumping skiers at the bottom of the hill before the chairs start piling up. Surprisingly, nobody was seriously injured. Unsurprisingly, everyone agreed they're never skiing again.

Keep going for the videos, they're totally nuts.

Thanks to Stephanie B, who's only hiking up the mountain from now on. Plus you don't have to pay for a lift ticket.

  • Doog

    You are apparently the only one who read that this was in Georgia and not Russia. I'm honestly not sure why I rushed to the conclusion that it was Russian as I swear I read the article originally.

    Maybe the article originally said Russia and GW edited it! Or maybe I should just own the fact I cannot read...

  • BeastmanAIDS

    This is what happens when the failsafes fail; the weight of all the loaded lifts on one side cause it to run backwards until the weight distribution is even (everyone’s been flung off the chairs and into orbit at the bottom)

  • captaindash

    0:54 of the second video got fucking served!

  • Adibobea9

    It reminds me of the "Get of the Water" scene from Jaws. Netflix should get the rights to this Russian disaster and make a movie…

  • Georgia isn't Russia.

  • shashi

    No emergency shutoff switches or fail-safe procedures?

  • Holy shit that one dude got MULCHED! #resortlawsuits

  • No serious injuries? Guy in red jacket at :45 get WRECKED.

  • econoking

    That's what I thought as well. :O

  • Doog

    In Soviet Russia, ski lift you!

  • Georgia, not Russia.

  • Doog

    Soviet Georgia?
    Georgia Peaches?
    Soviet Peaches?

  • Jesus H. Presley ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ™

    That's a goddamned nightmare, right there.

  • TheQiwiMan

    That's legitimately terrifying.

  • Mark

    Agreed...people were being flung off 20-30 feet.The smart ones were bailing out as they approached. Not sure what some of those people were thinking as they thought they could hold on as it whipped around.

  • Munihausen

    In soviet Russia, lift chair you!

  • Except that this was in Georgia.

  • Souichirou

    pretty sure those chairs lift you regardless of being in Russia

  • Doog

    I swear I didn't mean to steal the essence of your comment.

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