SNOWBIRD: Snowcat Winch Cable Knocks Peruvian Chairlift Offline

SNOWBIRD: Snowcat Winch Cable Knocks Peruvian Chairlift Offline

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SNOWBIRD: Snowcat Winch Cable Knocks Peruvian Chairlift Offline

Appreciate how Snowbird got out in front of this and took a transparent approach to this accident that knocked Peruvian Chairlift offline. This is how they made the announcement on Snowbird’s Facebook:

“During our first grooming shift in Peruvian Gulch last night a snowcat’s winch cable hit one of the Peruvian chairs near Tower 22 and knocked it off the line. The chairlift’s haul rope came off the tower’s sheave train at this location as well. Fortunately the lift was closed and no one was injured.

We will be inspecting the equipment starting this morning and making any necessary repairs. The Peruvian chairlift will be closed during this time but Peruvian Gulch will remain open.

Open lifts today will be the Tram, Mineral Basin, Little Cloud, Chickadee and Wilbere. It’s unlikely we could set up Gadzoom in time for operations today but that lift’s re-opening is a possibility for next weekend if we’re unable to get Peruvian ready.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience. As a reminder, Snowbird will be open daily through May 14 and then Friday through Sunday as long as conditions permit.”

….when you are skiing top to bottom in May, you would have to be a real grinch to complain about 1 lift out of 6 being offline. If you read the comments they are overwhelmingly appreciative and positive:So chill out and remember: Wear Sunscreen, Throw Shakas:

[images from  Snowbird’s Facebook]

 

 

 

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