Rope Evac at Sunshine Village Gets Lots of Attention

Sunshine’s Goat’s Eye Express, a detachable quad built by Poma in 1995, had to be evacuated Sunday afternoon due to a gearbox-related failure. Patrol lowered 110 skiers and riders in about two hours.  While these types of evacuations happen at ski areas many times each winter (and earlier this week at Buttermilk and Montana Snowbowl) this one happened to get a lot of social media and press attention.  The good news is no one was injured and repairs are underway.

5 thoughts on “Rope Evac at Sunshine Village Gets Lots of Attention

  1. Mike Turley December 29, 2015 / 9:20 am

    What failed in the gearbox ? What gearbox was it ?

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      • Mike Turley December 29, 2015 / 11:01 am

        Did a lack of lubrication cause something else to fail ?

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  2. Mike Turley December 29, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    Yeah it sounds like a new pump that was installed as part of a summertime rebuild of the box failed and caused catastrophic failures of other parts. Gearbox Dan is no doubt on the case

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