Avalanche Destroys French Ski Lift

70 skiers on lift unharmed


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A massive, slow-moving avalanche destroyed a chair lift carrying 70 people at a ski resort in the French Alps on Sunday. Ski patrollers at St Francois-Longchamps were able to evacuate all of the skiers and riders from the lift without injury. The lift operator said she stopped the lift when she saw the avalanche approaching. Several skiers captured video footage of the slide, which measured 26 feet deep in places.

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