Wednesday, 17 December 2008 12:00 AM
More than 50 tourists were left hanging over the ski resort of Whistler earlier today after a tower supporting gondola cables partially collapsed.
No serious injuries were reported following the incident, which occurred on the Excalibur ski life - however, more than 30 gondolas hanging above the resort in British Columbia, Canada.
However, two skiers were taken to the popular resort's emergency health centre.
An interim report into the incident blamed "structural failure" for the incident, which took place on Blackcomb Mountain - a venue for the 2010 Winter Olympics, taking place in near-by Vancouver.
The ski lift was opened in 1994.
The incident at Whistler comes just four days after the company opened its new Peak2Peak gondola connecting the tops of Whistler and Blackcomb mountains.