Gondola cabins collide at Zillertal in Austria

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Gondola cabins collide at zillertal in austria. Facebook SciMagazine.

Five gondola cabins collided at Zillertal ski resort in Austria on Sunday morning as wild weather rocked the alps. 

The good news is no one was injured as the cabins were empty as the resort had already pulled the pin on the gondola operating due to weather conditions, as reported by the local newspaper in Salzburg.

The gondola opened this year after replacing a four seater chairlift.

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Gondola cabins collide at Zillertal in Austria. Facebook SciMagazine

It’s not the first gondola incident of this season as Copper Mountain’s new gondola had a cabin crash to the ground during testing before opening this season. 

Could be worse, there could have been people on the lift. Who can forget the out of control chairlift in Georgia last year that injured numerous skiers when it went into meltdown. 

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.

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