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Teen Jumps Off Chair Lift to Escape Storm

New Jersey's Melanie Rossomando is OK

(Newser) - New Jersey's Melanie Rossomando became a YouTube sensation for her 17th birthday, though not by choice. A video shows the teen jumping off a chair lift at a beachside amusement park over the weekend as a storm rolled in and the power stopped. She kicked off her shoes and... More »

Avalanche Wipes Out French Ski Lift

Snow pours over chairs, cables, knocks down pylons

(Newser) - Skiers thought they were safe in their chair-lift perches as they watched a powerful avalanche rumble through a French ski resort near Grenoble—until snow began to bury the tips of their skis. No injuries were reported, but several skiers on higher ground were left dangling from lifts—and had... More »

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