Lift evacuation at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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Posted: Mar 06, 2015 10:58 AM

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — About 90 skiers and snowboarders had to be evacuated from a disabled ski lift at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

No one was injured during the two-hour evacuation Thursday. The highest point on the lift is about 35 feet above the snow surface.

Resort officials say the lift stopped operating because of mechanical issues. Mechanics are working to repair the lift, but it wasn't immediately clear when the lift will re-open because parts had to be obtained from the manufacturer.

Resort spokeswoman Anna Cole tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide (http://bit.ly/1BW5tO8 ) that the evacuated skiers and snowboarders received a refund for their day ski tickets in addition to a complimentary ticket for the future.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com