250 Skiers Stranded at Mount Lyford

Posted By: The Ski Channel on July 27, 2011 11:13 am

Avalanche warnings as well as heavy snowfall stranded 250 skiers and snowboarders at a ski resort the other day.  Mount Lyford in New Zealand was closed in causing many skiers and snowboarders to have to stay the night. The temperature was freezing, and at one point the power got cut off.

This snowfall was some of the heaviest in over a decade at Mount Lyford.

Heavy winds, harsh temperatures, and little food, amounted to a very difficult night for those trapped skiers and snowboarders.

For the full story, as well as updates, visit: http://www.planetski.eu/news/2990