Chairlift Ripped Off Cable In High Winds With Skier Onboard At Breckenridge

Chairlift Ripped Off Cable In High Winds With Skier Onboard At Breckenridge

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Chairlift Ripped Off Cable In High Winds With Skier Onboard At Breckenridge

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High winds at Breckenridge today caused a chair to be ripped from the cable and fall to the ground. The chair was occupied at the time of the fall. Thankfully, the person involved was not injured and declined medical care.

“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

brettmgoldberg was loaded on a chair two back from the one that fell and posted a video of the aftermath. In the video, you can see that the wind was whipping at the time of the accident. He went on to say, “My sister just witnessed the chair directly in front of her fall off the haul rope during a wind hold on the peak 8 superconnect at breck. The chair was close to the top terminal and fell about 20 feet. ski patrol was already there and the guy riding the chair is ok.”

So the next time you are bitchin about windholds remember this video.

Super glad everyone was okay. 

 

 

 

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