Skiers Stranded on Chair Lift Survive Strong Winds

Skiers stranded on a faulty chairlift had to brave stormy winds while they waited for rescue by emergency services in Piemonte, Italy, on Monday, March 6, as seen in this video from Piemonte Mountain Rescue.

Authorities said more than 130 people were on the chairlift when the rope derailed, possibly due to strong winds. These videos show people stuck on the chairlift in high wind, and the rescue operation underway in improved conditions.

Strong winds in the area damaged buildings, according to local reports, and at least one person was injured. Credit: CNSAS Piemonte Mountain Rescue via Storyful