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Evac on a lift

There was Evac at MT High on 12/23/2010 check out the video

YouTube - Mt. High Ski Patrol plucks riders from broken down lift
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Nuts! I've always wondered how they rope people down off of a broken chair.
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This same thing happened while I was at Gunstock a few years ago...fortunately I wasn't on the lift but some people were stuck on it for 6 hours...and all they got was a cup of hot chocolate...they should have at least been given a ticket voucher. Fuck Gunstock.
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This same thing happened while I was at Gunstock a few years ago...fortunately I wasn't on the lift but some people were stuck on it for 6 hours...and all they got was a cup of hot chocolate...they should have at least been given a ticket voucher. Fuck Gunstock.
Six hours!!! Jesus! I would consider Ollie-ing off the damned chair after that long.
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I can't believe they lowered them with their boards still on. Getting to the snow then blowing your knee out slipping on your board with a metal seat between your legs would be horrible.
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I am trained to do this. A couple of years ago at Mt. Hood Meadows, Express blew a drive gear and we had to lower folks one at a time off of the lifts. We actually had the people toss their gear down to us before lowering them.
Do you work on one chair at a time or are there a few teams working on several chairs at once?
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I'm suprised they didn't loose the gear before lowering them down.

If a chair looses a drive gear, wouldn't you have to evacuate every chair? That could be dozens of evacs! I guess that's why it can take 6+ hours to get everyone off.
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I'm suprised they didn't loose the gear before lowering them down.

If a chair looses a drive gear, wouldn't you have to evacuate every chair? That could be dozens of evacs! I guess that's why it can take 6+ hours to get everyone off.
I'm flashing a wad of $20 bills at the rescuers if that ever happens to me.
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There was Evac at MT High on 12/23/2010 check out the video

YouTube - Mt. High Ski Patrol plucks riders from broken down lift
I like the way the first guy who was rescued strapped in and rode away without so much as a backward glance at the other person still hanging up there. "So long, pal! Hope you make it down someday!"
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Now I know, I wondered this myself and just hope it's never me.
I always liked repeling but not this way.

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