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Skiers endure man-made blizzard when chairlift stops in front of snow gun

Unlike the snow gun at Damuls-Mellau ski resort in Austria, this snow gun is positioned well away from the chairlift
Unlike the snow gun at Damuls-Mellau ski resort in Austria, this snow gun is positioned well away from the chairlift at Whistler. Photo: Courtesy of Ruth Hartnup/Flickr

Two skiers on a chairlift that came to a stop were forced to endure a man-made blizzard due to the unfortunate and unwise placement of a snowmaking gun on the slopes of Damuls-Mellau ski resort in the Austrian province of Vorarlberg.

It's one thing to be pummeled by freshly made snow from a snow gun as you pass it by but quite another to be stuck in the line of fire for an extended period of time, which was the case with these two skiers, as reported by The Local in Austria.

Worse, their misfortune was caught on video. Here's the hilarious footage that was shared by The Local Austria:

The timing of the chairlift stopping couldn't have been worse, or better — depending on your perspective.

According to the Daily Mail, you can hear the eyewitnesses speaking German, saying they can't believe what they are seeing.

The two skiers attempted to cover up but that appeared to be of little help as they got drenched.

“Look at that pair!” one witness said, according to the Daily Mail. “They are soaking wet!”

“And now it's going on again!” another said, as the chairlift starts up.

The video began while the skiers were already getting hit by the snow gun, so there is no telling just how long the pair had to endure the man-made blizzard.

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