The most embattled ski resort in Canada has reopened. The CBC reports that Mont-Sainte-Anne in Beaupré, Quebec reopened four out of five of their major lifts on Sunday following a pretty eventful December.
On December 10th, a gondola cabin fell to the ground prior to opening, resulting in the ski resort keeping most of the mountain closed. For nearly the past month, the Quebec government has forced Mont-Sainte-Anne to keep most of their lifts closed until a proper investigation could be conducted. The beginner slopes and lifts have remained open during the past month.
Mont-Sainte-Anne issued the following statement after the approval from the Quebec government to reopen:
The gondola will not be a part of their reopening lineup. In order for the gondola to reopen, they’ll need an expert’s report on how the malfunction happened, and a security clearance from an engineer that proves the safety of the Shooting Star gondola. Mont-Sainte-Anne has yet to get the security clearance.