I too was lowered from a lift at Mt. Snow. January 31, 1987. A couple of the hangers between the grips and cabin mounts, failed, on the last summit skis-on double seat gondola dropping two cars to the ground and jamming a handful of others at a tower. There were only two cars between us and the affected cars, we figured that it would have been one alternation in line and it would have been us. Eventually they roped us down, and that lift was shut down, and cars removed from the cable, for the rest of the season. I believe the next year it became the first High-Speed Quad there.
I've got some pictures somewhere, I should find them and scan them in, although not sure how the quality of the old Kodak Disk pictures were back then.