A snow skier has fallen 10 meters from a chairlift at Thredbo ski resort after turbulent winds caused the chair dislodged. The skier was traveling on the Gunbarrel quad chairlift on Monday afternoon when a “freak gust” caused the terrifying incident. It dropped the man into the snow below. The chairlift itself has a base elevation of 1365 meters and runs for 1679 meters.
A Thredbo spokesman said that the isolated incident caused minor injury to the skier involved only. The incident happened near the top of the ski lift towards the top of the mountain. It is understood the man was the only person involved in the accident. According to the Bureau of Meteorology, winds at Thredbo were around 110km/h on Monday and averaged 80km/h.
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