Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums - Reply to Topic
Thread: Four injured at Crystal Mountain Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
03-03-2014 03:09 PM
Varza That's terrifying to say the least! I hope everyone recovers... and it must suck to have a season end like that.

I don't really mind that they frequently close stuff at Squaw because of high winds. Better safe than sorry! I mention this because I almost did get stranded at the top yesterday due to lift closure (it was storming pretty nicely). Good thing I've progressed enough to take the whole run down without problems by now...
03-03-2014 02:58 PM
Kevin137 The only reason a chair would be swinging so much is because of high winds, and that being the case the lift should not of been running...!

We have safety training at our local, and they must be able to empty the lift, 4 man, with 136 chairs, so possibly 272 on the lift at any one time, and they must be able to do it in 30 minutes...

Got to love the health and safety of Norway...!!!

It is strange how it works though, as we have an electrical powered lift, with a 2ndry diesel backup, so we they cannot run the lift in temps lower than -19 as the same health and safety says that is the lowest operating temp for a diesel engine... Haha

I do hope everyone is ok though, i know that a swinging lift is pretty frightening...
03-03-2014 01:49 PM
wrathfuldeity Yikes...few weeks ago...the wind blew the chair I was napping on into the tower...woke me right up...never thought the cable would fall off the tracks though.
03-03-2014 01:37 PM
kalev That's just across the lake from me - really scary stuff!

Seems like a freak accident. I can't understand why the empty chair was swinging so much

Some more details here:

UPDATE: 4 injured after chairlifts plummet to the slopes on Crystal Mountain |
03-03-2014 01:28 PM
Four injured at Crystal Mountain

4 Injured, 2 Critical Following Chairlift Failure @ Crystal Mountain, B.C.

I hope everyone makes it out alright...

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome