A skier fell off of the chairlift at Kirkwood Resort in California this weekend. It unclear as to what the cause of this fall is, but the chairlift is no place to mess around. Luckily for this skier, he didn’t have a far drop and Kirkwood has gotten a ton of snow this year, so he was alright. Is it just me or does it seem like a lot more people are falling off of chairlifts this year? It could just be the advancements in communication, but it seems like a lot of people are falling off. It’s a scary situation, but we are glad this incident ended up ok.
4 thoughts on “VIDEO: Skier Falls Off of the Chairlift At Kirkwood”
Takes mad skills to fall off a chair lift which has a safety bar and foot rest! Seems like he was tangled up in the for rest. They were 2/3 the way to the top.
This was apparently the second fail. Notice the quad load. Chair Four was only loading doubles today (due to an odd ramp situation).
Chair 4…..normally that spot is about 30 feet off the ground, yesterday 2/26 it is about 6.
Is it me or is it odd that this happened to be perfectly captured on camera? Setup maybe?
not a setup, I recorded this. he got his skis caught on the rope and wasn’t paying attention. pulled him down