The Swiss Times - Swiss News in English

Glacier 3000 Breakdown: 270 Tourists Evacuated by Helicopter

On Thursday, a gondola at the Glacier 3000 ski resort in Les Diablerets VD broke down, leaving around 270 tourists stranded on the mountain. Bernhard Tschannen, the head of Glacier 3000, confirmed to the news agency Keystone-SDA that the problem was caused by an issue with the power supply, as a frequency converter had failed. The passengers were pulled to the station with the emergency motor. As it became clear that the problem could not be solved quickly, an evacuation by helicopter was decided at around 1 pm. Two helicopters from Air Glacier were deployed, making 54 flights in total. The operation lasted about an hour and a half. Repairs are underway and it is hoped that normal operations will resume on Friday morning.

©Keystone/SDA

Most Read

Sunday, April 7 – Round Up

7 April 2024
Switzerland may fund French nuclear projects as it grapples with internal issues in the news this Sunday morning.

Swiss Employers Association: Increase Retirement Ages

8 April 2024
Following the rejection of a pension initiative, the Swiss Employers' Association (SAV) recommends a gradual raise in retirement age to 66.

Mustafa Atici Wins: First Migrant in the Executive

8 April 2024
Mustafa Atici, a Kurdish-born entrepreneur, wins the Basel's government election, the first migrant in the executive.

Swiss Oculis Secures $59M in Funding: Iceland Listing Next

11 April 2024
Oculis finalises a $59 million investment round and sets sights on Nasdaq Iceland listing, bolstering its innovative eye care solutions.

Stay in Touch!

Noteworthy

Barry Callebaut Beats Market Trends with Sales Increase
10 April 2024
Zug Leads Swiss Purchasing Power: GfK Study Insights
9 April 2024