Video: Beech Mtn. skiers on lift sprayed by shattered snowmaking pipe

State News

BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Skiers were going up a lift on Beech Mountain when they were suddenly sprayed by a shattered snowmaking hydrant, Beech Mountain Resort officials confirmed with Fox 46 Charlotte Saturday.

A guest who was skiing accidentally struck a water and air hydrant during snowmaking operations on Friday. The hydrant was directly underneath a snow chair lift and as a result, several skiers on the lift were sprayed. Officials say members of the operations and safety teams immediately responded to unload the lift and drain the system safely.

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Avery County EMS transported two patients to a local hospital where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Operations returned to a normal schedule on Saturday.

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