Liftblog is reporting that The Sea to Sky Gondola had a major malfunction last night when it de-roped sending the cable and several cabins to the ground,
The gondola’s general manager Kirby Brown told the Squamish Chief that security workers heard a loud noise between 4 and 5 a.m. when several cabins at the top still suspended between the top four or five towers hit the ground. Brown said they expect the cabins are heavily damaged.
General Manager Kirby Brown tells the Squamish Chief that workers heard a loud noise between 4:00 and 5:00 am and quickly found gondola cabins on the ground.
Thankfully no one was on the 7,008 foot long gondola at the time of the accident. “We’re just in the early moments of investigating how that could possibly happen,” Brown told the newspaper. “Certainly, early indications are that there was no environmental or maintenance mechanism that could have caused it. It points toward the conclusion that somebody interfered with the lift.”