Getting stuck on a ski-lift can be seriously scary. OK, so a Hollywood-style scenario like the god-awful movie Frozen (in which three friends get stuck on a lift for days and are slowly devoured by wolves) is, let’s face it, unlikely.
But real-life lift failures can bring their own perils. Mpora once had the misfortune to get stuck on the old Jandry Express gondola in Les 2 Alpes with a bunch of French freestyle skiers.
We were there for about 45 minutes, during which time the need to shit got so bad for one of my fellow lift occupants that he had to ask us all to turn and face the other way while he “fait caca” into a plastic bag. True story.
“The skier had to sh*t so badly he asked us all to turn around while he went for it in a plastic bag.”