A snowboarder has been rushed to hospital after falling several metres from a chairlift at Perisher Ski Resort.

In footage obtained by 9News, the woman’s feet is seen dangling from below the Leichhardt chairlift she had been seated on at around 3:30pm yesterday (23rd September).

Channel Nine reports that the woman had reportedly been hanging onto the underside of the chair for up to three minutes as authorities rushed to set up an inflatable trampoline below to cushion her fall.

Unfortunately, the woman lost her grip before the inflatable surface was ready, causing her to plummet metres to the snow below.

The woman’s head reportedly made contact with the ground resulting in her helmet flying off before authorities rushed to help her.


Her current condition is unknown.

Perisher Ski Resort have launched an internal investigation into the matter.