More than 150 evacuated from stuck chairlift at ski resort

2019-01-28 20:34
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A Vermont ski resort says more than 150 skiers and snowboarders were evacuated off of a chairlift that got stuck.Stowe Mountain Resort spokesperson Jeff Wise says the Lookout Double lift stopped operating about 10:30 on Sunday due to an electrical issue.

Mychampaignvalley.com reports Mount Mansfield Ski Patrol started evacuating shortly afterward.

All were safely off the lift by 13:00.

The patrol used rope to rappel people down, one-by-one.Some were stranded for hours. Keri Crafts, of Burlington, and her two daughters were about halfway up when the lift stopped.

She told WCAX-TV they sat there for about 2 ½ hours, and at one point, she saw people start to jump from chairs to the ground. She said they were "so frozen".

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