February 14, 2018 / 3:52 AM / a year ago

Swiss skiers' alternative games goes viral

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

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

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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