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People evacuated from ski lift at Whitefish Mountain Resort

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Dec 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-30 00:35:14-05

WHITEFISH - Mechanical issues with a ski lift at Whitefish Mountain Resort forced people to be evacuated on Wednesday.

Chairs 1 and 2 were closed following the incident.

According to a social media post by Whitefish Mountain Resort: "The mechanical issues we experienced yesterday presented a lot of challenges, and we appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we worked through them."

Bruce Scott commented on the post: "I was one of the unlucky people stranded on chair 1. I've been skiing the Big Mountain 30-40 days a year for over 5 decades, and today is the first time I've been evacuated from a lift. It was bound to eventually happen. I've always been impressed with all of the resort's staff, and the ski patrol did a great job safely evacuating everyone."

Ski Lift Rescue

Maintenance crews were able to repair the problem and Whitefish Mountain Resort reports that the two lifts will be running again on Thursday. Chair 2 will begin running at 9 a.m. and Chair 1 will be operational at 9:30 a.m.

The latest information from Whitefish Mountain resort can be found here.