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Lift evacuation at Whitewater

It’s not something they want to happen but when it does Whitewater Ski Resort is ready for it.

This following the full manual evacuation of a chair lift earlier this week.

GM Kirk Jensen says their patrol team climbed the towers and lowered a special t-bar and harness to each guest.

They also have a procedure to lower a patroller onto the chair and rope-up guests who aren’t so confident about things. But that wasn’t needed.

About 60 guests were rescued.

Jensen says the very rare event was necessary because of an electrical problem with the Silver King lift’s stand-by motor following a Fortis outage.

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