Skiers injured from chairlift derailing at Sugarloaf

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 28, 2010 9:40 am

Heavy winds lifted a chairlift cable off its track Tuesday morning at Sugarloaf Mountain Resort.  At least 3 people were injured of the close to 100 skiers stranded on the lift after the accident.  Ski Patrol was quick on the scene performing rescue operations with ropes and a harness.  The resort saw lots of new fresh powder from the recent blizzard that hit the East Coast and it was around 8 degrees with 20 mile an hour winds that morning.

The accident happened between 10:30 and 10:45 a.m and the chairs just simply fell to the ground.  The Resort said it would take between 60 and 90 minutes to get the trapped skiers safely to the ground.

New Information: Press release just put out by Sugarloaf