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Two skiers injured after broken hydrant sprays guests at Beech Mountain

The accident happened Friday evening
A skier crashed into a hydrant that was active in the snow-making process at Beech Mountain Friday evening, causing it to burst under a ski lift.
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 9:07 AM EST
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BANNER ELK, N.C. (WBTV) - Two skiers were taken to an area hospital Friday evening after a hydrant was damaged and sprayed over guests on a ski lift at Beech Mountain Resort.

Beech Mountain Resort Management told WBTV a guest skied into the hydrant while snowmaking operations were underway. A chair with other guests was above the hydrant at the time of the accident, causing those passengers to get wet.

Two skiers were taken to an area hospital Friday evening after a hydrant was damaged and sprayed over guests on a ski lift at Beech Mountain Resort.

“Our operations and safety team worked diligently to unload the lift and drain the system safely,” resort management said in a prepared statement.

Two people were taken to an area hospital by Avery County EMS and are expected to be OK. The person who skied into the hydrant was not injured.

Operations the next day were not impacted.

Below is the full statement from Beech Mountain Resort Management:

Two skiers injured after broken hydrant sprays guests at Beech Mountain

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