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After several high-profile incidents, a good reminder from the NSAA that
86 percent of falls from chairlifts can be attributed to rider error. Lots of questions surround last week’s skier-pushes-snowboarder-off-lift story from Aspen Highlands. Police say even without an arrest made, the public is
not in any danger. Bravo to Bristol Mountain for actually
pressing charges against a freeloading teen for theft of services. Only at a tiny mountain in Maine would
volunteer ski patrollers derail a double chair they are also responsible for inspecting.
An Austrian man is in a coma after the harness he was wearing around his neck became entangled with a platter lift carrier. At least one lift operator may not have been at his or her assigned post. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is
for sale. Fun Spot America near Orlando looks to
add a gondola ride ( thanks Jay T. for the tip.)
Dignitaries break ground at Laurel Mountain in preparation for a November re-opening. A mix of public and private groups including Georgetown University are about to
spend $250k to study a gondola linking Rosslyn, Virginia with Georgetown (one of Washington, D.C.’s highest-profile neighborhoods without a metro station.) The Balsams Wilderness won’t re-open in 2016 after all. A revised timeline has
three new and two existing lifts spinning in late 2017. This is our 200th post!