Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured

Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured

Ski lift accident at tourist resort - several injured

Photos at the scene show a dozen ambulances, as well as police and fire service responders.

Authorities said five skiers suffered minor injuries when the chair lift at Tussey Moutain Ski Resort in Pennsylvania malfunctioned Saturday.

A ski lift malfunctioned at Tussey Mountain Ski Resort in Centre County, Pa.

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"W$3 e have begun taking the necessary steps to ensure a situation like this will never happen again", Tussey Mountain's statement said.

"Tussey also caught flack online for a tweet posted early in the day, reporting "difficulties" with the chairlift and ending with what some saw as a flippant "#sorry".

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It is unclear how many skiers remain stranded on the lift, but a WJAC reporter tweeted shortly after noon that rescue operations were still underway to get the remaining people off the broken down lift. May not be able to run it today.

Police told the station that at least five people were injured but the injuries were considered minor.

It said the ski lift could not be restarted, and "all persons will have to be lowered by rope".

The park opened for the season Saturday.

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