Georgia Ski Lift Failure

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    Georgia Ski Lift Failure

    Youtube video might not be work safe, looks horrible

    Link Claims 8 with Minor injuries

    I couldn't watch the whole thing





    Stolen from TGR

  2. #2
    That's frightening. Wow.
    SoVT

  3. #3
    Only 8 minor injuries? Hope that is correct. One person looked like they got caught in that heap of chairs at the bottom.
    2017/2018

  4. #4
    Catastrophic failure of the anti rollback mechanism for sure.... Or maybe in the Russian ski world, such safety features aren't required..

    Videos like this are why I will never complain if mtn ops shuts a lift down because of some detected issue with something in the lifts operating mechanism....
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  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    Only 8 minor injuries? Hope that is correct. One person looked like they got caught in that heap of chairs at the bottom.
    Agree, that one person who didn't jump off the lift looked to go around the bullwheel and into that building pile of chairs that were ripped off the haul rope!!!
    '07--08 season: 51 Days, '08-'09 season: 55 Days, '09-'10 season: 41 Days, '10-'11 season: 49 days, '11-'12 season: 40 Days '12-'13 season: 57 days, '13-'14 season, 60 days '14-'15 season 60 days, '15-'16 season 52 days, '16-'17 season: 50 days, '17-'18 season 52 days, '18-'19 season 45 days '07-'19 seasons: 612 Days

    '19 - '20 season:

    November: 16.17,23,29,30 (Mount Snow)
    December: 1,7 (Mount Snow)

  6. #6
    Not even going to watch this. I hate when the lift slips backwards at all.
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  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by billo View Post
    Only 8 minor injuries? Hope that is correct. One person looked like they got caught in that heap of chairs at the bottom.
    Is Georgia breaking every bone in your body must be a minor injury.

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    Is Georgia breaking every bone in your body must be a minor injury.
    The saving grace, for many, may very well have been what appears to be a decent amount of fresh powder that many people ended up landing in
    '07--08 season: 51 Days, '08-'09 season: 55 Days, '09-'10 season: 41 Days, '10-'11 season: 49 days, '11-'12 season: 40 Days '12-'13 season: 57 days, '13-'14 season, 60 days '14-'15 season 60 days, '15-'16 season 52 days, '16-'17 season: 50 days, '17-'18 season 52 days, '18-'19 season 45 days '07-'19 seasons: 612 Days

    '19 - '20 season:

    November: 16.17,23,29,30 (Mount Snow)
    December: 1,7 (Mount Snow)

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    Yeah I had to stop when the chairs started derailing at the bullwheel, that just looked horrible.

    The article described "minor" injuries but did say that people may need to be transported to a better trauma center.

    Really surprising no one died.

    Also 2nd the comment about lift maintenance. The other week people were complaining about the local hill not running the chair in high winds, I looked up and thought "there is no way I want to up there now"

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    beyond scary and hard to watch

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