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Mont-Sainte-Anne skiers suffer minor injuries after lift grinds to abrupt halt

The ski lift came to a sudden stop early Friday. Global News

Several skiers have been taken to hospital after the ski lift ground to a sudden halt at the Mont-Sainte-Anne resort near Quebec City on Friday morning.

Quebec provincial police were called to the scene around 10:15 a.m. to help customers disembark from the gondolas.

“The evacuees were taken in by paramedics,” said Sûreté du Québec Sgt. Louis-Philippe Bibeau.

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Bibeau said about 20 skiers suffered minor injuries from the abrupt stop.

It appears the ski lift suddenly came to a stop due to a mechanical issue, according to police.

The police operation ended shortly before noon.

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