Colorado

Mar 22, 2010 10:25 AM by Associated Press

Repairs temporarily close Aspen Highlands lift

Aspen Skiing Co. says overheating caused a ski lift at Aspen Highlands to break down over the weekend.

Spokesman Jeff Hanle says a couple of hundred people had to hike out from the Highland Bowl after the Deep Temerity lift broke down Saturday. Hanle says the lift suffered an electrical problem, and a back-up diesel engine system overheated.

The lift is the only one at the bottom of Highland Bowl, and there is no way to ski out within the ski area boundary.

Some riders were on the stalled lift for about 30 minutes. Others in line for the lift hiked out.

Customers who were affected received vouchers good for $10 to $25 off items including food at the resort.

The lift was closed while crews completed repairs Sunday.

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