Skiers rescued from German gondola

12th January 2010, by Chris Gill

Brauneck, Germany   [T Plettenberg]

Brauneck, Germany [T Plettenberg]

More than 40 people had to be rescued from a gondola, after a technical failure left 30 cabins stranded mid-air at a German ski resort.

The emergency services and mountain rescue teams were called in to free the skiers and boarders, trapped for almost three hours at the small resort of Brauneck in Bavaria. The technical fault shut the entire gondola system down, but no one was reported as injured in the incident.

Brauneck is a tiny resort near Munich, popular with local families. The Brauneck-Wegschied ski area has 35km of varied pistes above the quaint resort of Lenggries – including a World Cup black run. The slopes are low, but the area is a convenient short break resort, and close to Garmisch-Partenkirchen.



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