Whitefish Mountain Resort, MT posted about an hour ago (11AM MST) that they’re in the process of rope evacuating skiers from the new Chair 4-Snow Ghost Express.
Chair 4 is a six-pack chairlift that runs from the base to the top of Inspiration Ridge near the summit.
The screenshot of Whitefish’s Instagram Story is the only information we have so far:
If you or somebody you know were evacuated from Chair 4 today, please reach out to me email@example.com.
I’m also reaching out to Whitefish for a statement on what happened.
Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for all updates regarding this developing story.
UPDATE (1:33PM MST):
Whitefish Mountain Resort has provided the following statement in regards to the Chair 4 evaccuation:
“We really appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding today.It’s been another tough day on the mountain with multiple chairlift stoppages, and we know it’s been a frustrating experience for many of our guests — on a pow day, of all days. Chair 2 didn’t run today, and we were forced to stop Chair 4 around 9:40 a.m. due to an unrelated mechanical issue. Out of consideration for guests’ safety and comfort, we again made the call to perform a rope evacuation and our dedicated ski patrollers sprang into action along with other resort staff. We also paused Chairs 7, 8 and 11 and the Bigfoot T-Bar so additional staff could assist with the evacuation. All guests were safely removed from the lift line by approximately 12:35 p.m. and we’re committed to trying to remedy their situations.We’re still taking stock of what happened today and learning more lessons. For now we can promise this: We will keep working to provide the best service and value possible for everyone who skis and rides at Whitefish Mountain Resort.”
Image Credit: Whitefish Mountain Resort
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