The dramatic rescue. Kindness Places of Snow
Dramatic moments were lived in the cValle Nevado ski resort in Chile when eighty skiers stay stuck for two hours due to malfunctions in a aerosilla with temperatures below zero at several meters above the slopes
Security patrols had to intervene to rescue the skiers. The failure occurred in “El Mirador”, which caused the interruption of the mechanism. The videos that recorded the rescues circulated through the networks, where they quickly reached a high impact.
According to the Lugares de Nieve portal, the incident occurred last Sunday, andn the second day of the season at the ski center.
The incident began around 3:50 p.m. due to a mechanical failure and to rescue the trapped skiers, the cooperation of the La Parva and Colorado rescue teams was requested.
In this way, the evacuation of people was achieved around 6:00 p.m., without registering any injuries, the same media reported.
Ricardo Margulis, general manager of Valle Nevado, explained that “due to the activation of a security system in the Mirador four-person chair – which preventatively blocks the lift and does not allow it to restart immediately – we started a security protocol to lower some people who were in the chair. We are sorry for the inconvenience, especially with the people who were in the chair, whom we lowered fully and successfully”, pointed out the portal.