Don’t watch this video of a malfunctioning chair lift if you ever plan to ski again
At least eight people were injured after a chair lift at a Georgia ski resort malfunctioned, Georgia Today and Russian media outlets reported.
Videos of the horrifying incident emerged Friday out of Gudauri, a resort on the Greater Caucasus mountain range in Georgia — though they could just as easily have been plucked from every skier’s worst nightmares.
According to the Russian newspaper Pravda Report, the chair lift was somehow shifted into reverse by an operator, which caused it to malfunction.
As videos show, the lift then began hurtling passengers back toward the bottom of the mountain at high speed, to the audible horror of bystanders.
It’s hard to pick out the most alarming aspect of the videos.