Ah, chairlift fails. “When life gives you lemons,” as some citrus loving capitalist once said “make lemonade”. But when life gives you chair lifts, what do you do? You make a complete and utter arse of yourself, that’s what you do.
Let’s face it, chair lifts, button lifts, drag lifts… they’re all cruel tricks played on novice snowboarders by malevolent riders of greater experience who just want to watch the world burn. Or, you know, at least watch you flail around at the top of the hill slowly thawing the snow from around you as the heat from your embarrassed face adds a few degrees to global warming.
But fear not! while the thought of attempting to ride a lift fills you with terror, take comfort in the fact that, to quote the philosopher Jackson; you are not alone. All of these people have tried and failed to successfully manoeuvre their way up the hill.
You can’t possibly get it as wrong as these guys. And if you do, film it, and send it to us. We wont laugh, we promise.
(In the interest of full disclosure, the author once accidentally head butted a Norwegian journalist while falling at the top of a chair lift. Both parties survived)