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New heights reached in Austria as new lift opens

With the opening of the new Wildspitze gondola in Pitztal Austria has its latest ‘highest lift in the country’. With cabins seating 8 passenger it climbs to 3440m and replaces the old Pitz Panorama gondola. Within six minutes skiers and … Continue reading

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New Zealand boy in Aspen lift drama

After slipping from an Aspen chairlift an eight-year-old New Zealand boy was left dangling high above the ground but was saved by resort ski patrollers who broke his fall after adopting firman style tactics beneath the lift. The boy who … Continue reading

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160 skiers rescued from lift in Austria

A faulty chairlift meant Austrian authorities had to call for helicopters and emergency crews to rescue around 160 skiers and snowboarders in western Austria. Those in accessable positions were lowered to the ground but 17 had to be flown out … Continue reading

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