WEST KELOWNA, B.C. - Authorities say four people were taken to hospital Saturday after a cable supporting chairlift seats at a B.C. ski resort came off.

A spokesman for the BC Safety Authority says the incident caused two chairs to hit the snow at the Crystal Mountain Resort in West Kelowna.

Paramedics say two people were critically hurt in the six-metre fall, while two others suffered minor injuries.

Ben Mittelsteadt of the BC Ambulance Service says one had to be airlifted to hospital.

The BC Safety Authority is investigating the incident.