A BRITISH tourist has reportedly died after falling from a ski lift in the French Alps. The horror incident happened around noon local time earlier today on the Roc de Tougne chairlift in Meribel in Savoie. It's claimed the man was in cardiac arrest when rescuers arrived to the scene after the 30ft fall. Investigators are working to determine if the man became ill before or during the plunge. France3 reports the 65-year-old could not be revived and died at the scene. It's reported the man was accompanied by a female friend who is said to be assisting investigators. The Sun Online has contacted the Foreign Office for comment. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. Thesun.co.uk is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for … [Read more...] about British tourist dies after falling 30ft from ski lift ‘while having a heart attack’
WINTER PARK — A mountain of snow begs to be shredded. But first, as Josh Kroenke buckles his boots, a man that gets little credit for the victories but all the blame when something goes wrong for the Nuggets or Avalanche, wants to set the record straight. Kroenke knows exactly what I’m thinking: “Hey, Josh. What’s the dang deal with your skis?” Oh, his skis are sweet. They were made specifically for Kroenke by Icelantic. The custom paint job is hot. There’s majestic blue and eye-popping yellow, with a Nuggets logo as big and bright as the Colorado sun. “I don’t want to hear any (stuff) about how I like the Nuggets more than the Avalanche, and care more about basketball than hockey, because I’m using these skis,” Kroenke tells me, going straight to the jealous heart of the matter for fans of our local NBA and NHL teams, which often seem like rivals, even though they share the same home and are owned by the same family. Well, … [Read more...] about Kiszla: Nuggets or Avs? Does Josh Kroenke love one team best? He spills the beans on a ski lift.
News / UK and world by Press Association April 6, 2018, 12:21 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Austrian police have questioned a group of British teenagers and two Germans over a brawl outside a ski lift that left three people injured. Officers said the incident happened on Thursday morning following a verbal dispute between the skiers over who could get into the Gruenwaldkopfbahn gondola in the resort of Obertauern first. In a statement, Salzburg police said a 51-year-old German, his 16-year-old son and a group of seven British students aged 15-16 began beating each other with fists and ski poles as they exited the lift. The brawl ended after a ski instructor and one of the students’ chaperones intervened. Police said the 16-year-old German suffered a broken arm in the incident. Sign up to our Daily newsletter More from the Evening Telegraph British teenagers questioned over ski-lift brawl with German family UK … [Read more...] about British teenagers questioned over ski-lift brawl with German family
The pistes of the popular Valais resort of Crans-Montana will again be open to skiers on Friday after agreement was reached to end a dispute that shut down the ski lifts on Tuesday. The company that runs the lifts, Crans-Montana Aminona, stopped the service after accusing Crans-Montana and two other communes of failing to honour an agreement negotiated last year to pay 800,000 francs in annual fees to help cover running costs. The dispute was resolved on Thursday afternoon thanks to the mediation of the canton of Valais economy minister Christophe Darbellay who brought the opposing sides together for a meeting in Sion, SRF Swiss public television’s Schweiz Aktuell programme reported. Darbelley told the media Tuesday’s decision to suspend the ski lift service indefinitely had caused consternation. “We had to find a solution quickly to end the crisis,” the canton Valais minister said. According to Darbellay, the two sides signed an agreement that will hold … [Read more...] about Crans-Montana ski lifts reopen as opposing sides settle dispute
In a surprise move, the lift operator in the popular ski area in the canton of Valais announced on Tuesday lifts would stop running at the end of the day and service would not resume again for the foreseeable future. As one reader of The Local Switzerland put it: “We thought it was an April Fool’s Joke. It isn’t.” In an open letter published on Tuesday, Philippe Magistretti, president of the company that operates lifts at the Crans-Montana, announced he was pulling the plug on a ski season that was supposed to continue until April 17th. The decision comes despite good snow conditions at the resort and the Easter holiday period. Read also: Five affordable places to ski in Switzerland But Magistretti said the company was taking the “only rational decision possible” after the commune of Crans-Montana failed to honour an agreement negotiated in September 2017 that would see it paying 800,000 francs in annual fees to the lift operator to help it … [Read more...] about Shock as Crans-Montana ski lifts shut down indefinitely