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He finds himself stuck on a ski slope… with his car!

This motorist wanted to go up a ski slope in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques with a car. But it was blocked by snow…

This ski resort Pyrénées-AtlantiquesGourette, had never seen this situation happen in the past. As reported South West, a man decided to go skiing on the resort’s slopes on Wednesday January 31. However, instead of taking the chairlifts, he decided to be taken to the top of the mountains… aboarda car !To get up, the driver took a path that seemed, at first glance, direct. The motorist and his passenger took the resort’s ski slopes. No one saw them rush into the station, since they went there by night. However, they did not foresee that the heavy snow that fell on the slopes would block their vehicle… He wanted to go up the ski slope using a car

The car in question was found by ski resort employees in the morning, around eight o’clock. “He transported someone who wanted to go skiing and he tried to go as high as possible”, summarized a representative of the authorities. The driver ended up getting stuck in the snow, “at the rhododendron trail”details the gendarmerie.Unable to go any further, the vehicle had to be abandoned right in the middle of the track. The police were notified and the driver was fined. However, no prosecution was brought against the skier, who was only a passenger in this car. The station still wanted to point out a few rules in the face of this surprising situation.

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A completely failed attempt

The passage of a car on the ski slopes is not without consequences on the ski area. “There is groomer work that is done every night. We don’t do anything on the slopes”thus recalled the station. She also noted that this is the first time in its history that individuals have attempted to go up the estate with a car. To date, the vehicle has been removed by the Gourette station. While waiting for it to be moved and to avoid any accident with skiers, a safety mattress had been placed on the car. Other similar situations have already been reported a few years earlier. In 2019, a young man found himself stranded on a cross-country ski trail in Davos, Switzerland.


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