A spokesman for the Lecht Ski Centre centre has told STV News that six people had been injured in a chairlift derailment in Aberdeenshire and 36 people, who had been trapped, had been rescued by fire crews.
The Scottish Ambulance Service said it was dealing with "possible leg and spine injuries".
An RAF helicopter is en route to the scene from Prestwick to assist other people from the mountain
Dave Webster from RAF Mountain Rescue said more than ten people had required assistance off the mountain after the chairlift came off of its pulley system.
North Korea advised the US State Department of its intention to test a nuclear device prior to today's underground explosion, but did not say when it would conduct the test, department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told Reuters.
Nuland said the notice came through "usual channels" but declined to say when Washington received the notification.
A number of skiers are believed to have been injured following the suspected derailment of a chairlift at the Lecht Ski Centre, near Tomintoul.
Further people are believed to be stranded on chairlfts after the incident, which took place at 3.25pm.
Grampian Police Mountain Rescue Team are en route to the centre to help in the rescue of those stranded. Units from Grampian Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service have also been called to the scene.
If Aberdeenshire was a country, it would be above Australia in the Olympic medal table as things stand.
The Scottish county can currently claim two Gold medals and a Silver thanks to success for Timothy Baillie in the canoe C-2 slalom, Katherine Grainger in the double sculls rowing and David Florence, also in the canoe slalom.
The tally would beat Australia, currently in 19th place with only one Gold among its 20 medals.
The body that was swept out to sea in Aberdeenshire in Scotland has now been formally identified as that of Reece Sweeney, Grampian Police confirmed. The 16-year-old was from the area.
Grampian Police would take this opportunity to thank the local public and the various maritime partner agencies involved in the search for Reece, for their invaluable assistance during this tragic incident.