A cabin from a gondola at the French ski resort of Pra Loup broke from its cable on Sunday afternoon and fell onto a closed slope below. Fortunately, no one was inside the cabin at the time of the incident, or on the snow below.
The Costebelle lift was made by Poma and is 35 years old. Each cabin holds up to 6 people. 62 people who were riding in other cars at the time were evacuated from the lift.
The resort released the following statement: “An incident occurred today in mid-day on the télécabine gondola. There are no injuries. Teams of mechanical remontés are active to evacuate all the people in the cabins.”
A full investigation is underway.