Early this morning, the Sea to Sky Gondola outside of Vancouver, had its cable cut again in what is believed to be another intentional act of destruction. Thankfully the lift was not operating at the time and there are no known injuries.
“At 04:00 hours the Squamish RCMP was contacted by the security team at the Sea to Sky Gondola stating that the line to the gondola had been cut and had crashed into the mountain,”
“We are in shock,” General Manager Kirby Brown told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. “This is a repeat incident of what happened last year.”
Just 13 months ago, on August 10th, 2019, the cable was cut by criminal(s). Those responsible for the criminal act have not yet been caught.
The necessary repairs to the gondola system following the first incident cost millions of dollars and prevented the gondola from operating for months.
Anyone with information on either crime is asked to contact the Squamish Royal Canadian Mounted Police at 604-892-6100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
At approximately 4:00am on Monday, September 14, a second act of vandalism occurred at the Sea to Sky Gondola and the main cable has been cut. The gondola is closed and we ask that the public stay away from the area for the safety of everyone.
— Sea to Sky Gondola (@seatoskygondola) September 14, 2020