A ski lift derails in Maine, sending skiers plummeting up to 30 feet and injuring several. The accident was attributed to high winds, which were clocked at around 40 miles per hour.
All of New England has experienced strong winds lately to go along with the cold. I was out walking yesterday for about five minutes, and the wind made it an utterly miserable experience that I was all too happy to end, pronto. I’m not a skier, but I have a question for those skiers among you: why would anyone venture out to ski recreationally when the weather’s like that? The article said that 220 people were on the lift at the time of the accident—all of them insane.