Over 100 skiers were stuck on a chairlift at Song Mountain Resort for two hours on February 6th, 2022.
Peter Harris, owner of Song Mountain Resort, told LocalSYR.com:
“We had an issue with one of the chairlifts, and we evacuated everyone off safely, and the ski patrol did a great job, and everyone is down and safe, and a little chilly but were happy that it all worked exactly to plan,” says Harris.
“Most likely it was a swinging chair and once that happened the lift shut itself off exactly like it is supposed to. We still don’t know if that is exactly what happened but that is what we came to infer.”
Ski patrol and fire crews safely evacuated the skiers after about two hours. Kudos to the ski patrollers who handled the situation so well, and for evacuating all involved without any incidents.