180 skiers in Les Contamines had to be rescued from the Signal gondola after a power outage caused it to stop yesterday.
People in 80 of the cabins were rescued by helicopter whilst the others were taken out by rescue teams with ropes and harnesses.
The rescue started at around 12:45, with the final people being brought safely back down at around 15:10. No-one was hurt.
Thanks to EchobaseCHX and Philippe Goyet for the photos.
Location: near Chamonix Valley