VIDEO: Watch skier narrowly avoid being sconed by drone

An Austrian skier has had a close call on the slopes in Italy.

Marcel Hirscher is seen weaving his way downhill when suddenly a drone slams to the ground directly behind him.

The large piece of technology was being used to film the course from above.


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He was competing in the alpine skiing World Cup slalom, which was won by Norway’s Henrik Kristoffersen.

He had this to say on Instagram.

Heavy air traffic in Italy ? #crazy #drone #crash #luckyme

A photo posted by Marcel Hirscher (@marcel__hirscher) on