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Mar 15, 2011 - 10:00 AM

Whistler Lifties Leave Woman in Gondola Overnight


Whistler (BC), Canada - Whistler Blackcomb officials have disciplined a lift attendant after a 25-year-old passenger was left in a cabin of the Excalibur Gondola overnight earlier this month.


The unidentified rider was aboard the lift's upper section when it stopped between 5:30 and 6 p.m. on March 1. Without a cell phone, she spent the night in the gondola cabin as temperatures dipped to 19F. She was found when lift operations resumed at 7:15 a.m. the following morning.

The victim was reportedly unharmed in the ordeal. It is unclear what disciplinary actions were taken against the employee, who ski resort officials indicate did not follow proper lift clearing protocols.
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That move Frozen almost happened. On a serious note that is horrible but at least it was a gondola.
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i have a fear of this, when i get on the lift when the mountain closes in 2o minutes haha... like i always think the lift is going to stop and they will leave me dangling there up 50 feet for 10 hours haha!

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i have a fear of this, when i get on the lift when the mountain closes in 2o minutes haha... like i always think the lift is going to stop and they will leave me dangling there up 50 feet for 10 hours haha!
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so to clarify on this story.....

the gondola in question has a mid-station which serves a tube park. and so quite a few 'civilians' use the lower half of the gondola system.

the captive in this story had used this service, but when attempting to down load, she instead got on the upwards gondola.

to do this, she would have strolled onto the lift via the wrong section and ignored the signs telling visitors not to board the lift without an attendent.

well duh!

i hear that the victim had limited engrish comprehension and that the lifty on duty had a lapse of attention to the general area.

but really.... the client must've been a pharking moron!

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Lol, wheres pigpin when you need him!? amirite??

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the movie Frozen...what? least there weren't any wolves.
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the movie Frozen...what? least there weren't any wolves.
imagine waking up to a gondola full of wolves....i wouldnt even be scared id be more impressed as to how they managed to get in, they worked for that meal id go willingly.

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Say what you want about the guest, but its still the lifties' job to make sure that no one is on any of the lifts or Gondolas at the end of the day. This would include people who are intentionally trying to hitch a ride, or too clueless to know which direction is which.

Any lawyer worth their salt would be able to exact a settlement out of whichever organization runs the gondola without ever having to step into a courtroom.

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so to clarify on this story.....

the gondola in question has a mid-station which serves a tube park. and so quite a few 'civilians' use the lower half of the gondola system.

the captive in this story had used this service, but when attempting to down load, she instead got on the upwards gondola.

to do this, she would have strolled onto the lift via the wrong section and ignored the signs telling visitors not to board the lift without an attendent.

well duh!

i hear that the victim had limited engrish comprehension and that the lifty on duty had a lapse of attention to the general area.

but really.... the client must've been a pharking moron!
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Just think, after anyone of us watched the movie Frozen, we all were comforted by telling ourselves that this can't possibly happen in real life. Ha!
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