56 skiers had to be rescued from Chair Lift No. 2 — the Liberator Express — at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort near Wenatchee, Washington after a gust of wind caused the chairlift to derail.
The ski lift accident occurred on Christmas Day around 11am. Luckily, no one was injured in the mishap. The staff evacuated all of the skiers in little more than an hour using a rope evacuation.
Skiers in Maine were not quite so lucky. Eight skiers were injured when their ski lift derailed and they fell 25 feet4 at Sugarloaf Mountain ski resort in Carrabassett Valley. Luckily, no one suffered life-threatening injuries in this ski lift accident. In this case as well as Wenatchee, there were wind gusts at the time the chair lift derailed.
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