Hundreds of Skiers Stranded at New Zealand Resort

July 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Shiloh Productions

Intense snowfall during the day meant that about 250 skiers and snowboarders were told to head to the Mt Lyford lodge and stay put until further notice. Then further notice didn’t arrive until the next morning. Overnight they shared a couple mattresses between snacks and waiting for the power to come back on. After some avalanche control work authorities let people leave in packs of ten cars. Why 10 cars at a time? I suppose they weren’t 100% sure that an avalanche wasn’t going to bury the road, so they’d have fewer cars to dig out if it happened. I hope they also let them drive as fast as they wanted.

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