Power outage leaves skiers hanging

(KOB) Several hundred skiers and snowboarders were left hanging Sunday during a power outage at New Mexico’s Sandia Peak Ski Area.

The power loss occurred about 12:30 p.m. while both lifts were at full capacity.

“It was really cold. I was probably pre-hypothermic,” said stranded skier Shari Berg.

Some riders were evacuated using ropes. The rest remained in place until backup generators restarted the lifts.

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