chairlift falls from high winds

Chairlift seat drops 13 feet with passenger on it due to high winds
By angelamontana

Posted: December 23, 2022

High winds and chairlifts aren’t a great combination.

Check out his footage of a chairlift that fell approximately 13 feet with a passenger in tow on Thursday, December 22nd in Breckinridge, Colorado.  Here’s the statement from the resort, according to an article posted on Snowbrains:

“At approximately 10:35 am today, a chair dislodged from the haul rope of the Peak 8 SuperConnect as it was reaching the top terminal. One guest was on the chair at the time and fell approximately 13 feet. Ski patrol responded immediately. No injuries were reported and the guest declined further care. We place the highest value on the safety of our guests and the Peak 8 SuperConnect will remain closed for the rest of the day. We are still actively gathering information and the lift will undergo a full inspection prior to reopening to the public.”

– Breckenridge Resort statement

Be as careful as you can out there, folks!  Not everything is predictable!

Read the full article here.

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