February 14, 2018 / 3:52 AM / in 8 months

Swiss skiers' alternative games goes viral

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - What do you do with your downtime at the Pyeongchang winter games? Ask a Swiss skier.

Members of the Swiss ski team play on escalators in Pyeongchang, South Korea February 12, 2018. Picture taken February 12, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video. INSTAGRAM/@SWISSFREESKI/via REUTERS

Videos of athletes hanging onto an escalator and using a trolley as a makeshift bobsleigh have gone viral since they were uploaded to the Swiss ski team's Instagram account (bit.ly/2nY2SQF).

In one video, a team member hangs onto the wrong side of the escalator as it climbs upward.

“After 20 years I still couldn’t figure out how these things work! Am I doing it right?”, skier Fabian Bösch said in a caption posted with the video.

Reporting by Reuters Television, editing by Darren Schuettler

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