About 100 skiers and snowboarders at a ski hill near Banff had to be rescued from a chairlift that broke down over the weekend.
Sunshine Village’s Facebook page says the Goat’s Eye ski lift was evacuated on Sunday due to a failure of the main gearbox.
Skiers who were stranded in their seats were lowered to safety using ropes.
Dave Riley, the chief operating officer with Sunshine Village, says there was never any danger to the public because the lift has redundant braking systems.
The ski hill says maintenance crews are working on finding parts and making the necessary repairs, which is expected to take several days.
Kudos to the team getting us down & home safely today – nicely done and thanks! Ben & Tonya Kilmer, Ryan Corry, Nicole Babson, Justin Balaski and Krytsel Lwaosn
Posted by Ben Kilmer on Sunday, December 27, 2015