Around 150 skiers and snowboarders were evacuated from Mt. Hood Meadows’ Blue chairlift yesterday morning following a power issue caused by poor weather, as reported by The Oregonian.
A switch to auxiliary power failed to resolve the problem of “fluctuating power”, leading the resort to decide to evacuate the lift, which was close to full capacity. No-one was hurt during the evacuation, according to spokesman Dave Tragethon, which took 2 hours and 20 minutes.
The storm also closed the resort’s Shooting Star Express and Mt. Hood Express chairlifts temporarily before they were de-iced.
Picture credit: Mt. Hood Meadows
Read the article online at: https://www.mountaintechnologymagazine.com/ski-lifts/13122018/chairlift-at-mt-hood-meadows-evacuated-after-power-problem/
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