Ski Lift Falls, Injuring Eight

In Maine, 5 adults and 3 kids were injured when a ski lift fell at the Sugarloaf Ski Resort, 120 miles north of Portland. Workers were doing maintenance on the lift at the time, though it was unclear precisely what caused the accident. It’s believed that fresh snow from a recent blizzard helped cushion the fall and prevented the incident from being much worse. (Dec. 29, 2010) … Continue reading →

Ski Accidents Involving Children

Girl Falls From Chair Lift In Salt Lake City, Utah, a 4-year-old girl was in serious condition after falling 30 to 40 feet from a chair lift while at the Alta Ski Area.  The girl was found face down in the snow and not breathing when ski patrol arrived, but was revived with CPR.  (USA Today 12-21-2009, p.14A) … Continue reading →

Four-Year-Old Tumbles from Ski Lift

A family trip to a ski-resort almost ended in tragedy, after a 4-year-old girl fell off a ski lift. She was riding on the Sunnyside lift with an adult woman at the Alta Ski resort, when she somehow tumbled out of the chair and fell 30 to 40 feet to the ground below. (The woman’s relationship to the child was not known, and authorities weren’t releasing the names of either her or the child to the public.) The incident occurred … Continue reading →