Deja Vu...Squamish Gondola Line Cut Again.

John O

Getting off the lift
Skier
Joined
Nov 21, 2015
Posts
322
Location
Seattle, WA
Just to clarify, that gondola is not at Whistler. It's a scenic gondola about 45 minutes south of Whistler. I've always wondered what the views are like from on top because that section of the drive is just so pretty.
 
Thread Starter
TS
S

scott43

Skiing the powder
Skier
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Posts
5,904
Location
.
Just to clarify, that gondola is not at Whistler. It's a scenic gondola about 45 minutes south of Whistler. I've always wondered what the views are like from on top because that section of the drive is just so pretty.
Yes, sightseeing gondola unrelated to the ski operations. Someone must have a real hate-on for them.
 
Thread Starter
TS
S

scott43

Skiing the powder
Skier
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Posts
5,904
Location
.
Sorry for the stupid question - do they provide MTB access?
Not there. Whistler yes. Didn't know but you can go back country skiing of the top is you choose to. You could probably ride the trails on MTB but not via the gondola.
 

cantunamunch

Meh
Skier
Joined
Nov 17, 2015
Posts
9,596
So, purely hypothetically speaking, it could be an anti-pedestrian traffic act?

It sure seems like some MTB trails pass under it.
 

crgildart

Gravity Slave
Skier
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Posts
9,987
Location
The Bull City
I'd think environmental terrorists would be going after the higher impact infrastructure at WBC if they really want to stop a large number of people accessing nature, bikes, skiers, etc...
 
Thread Starter
TS
S

scott43

Skiing the powder
Skier
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Posts
5,904
Location
.
I asked my left coast buddy and he said "tree huggers". Who knows though.
 

Itinerant skier

Getting off the lift
Skier
Joined
Sep 11, 2017
Posts
238
I was chatting about the original cut about a year ago with a friend who lives in Squamish. He said there was a lot of local opposition before they opened, but that the people running the operation had really stepped up to make sure it was part of the community and had won over most folks, leaving them all pretty shocked that someone would do this. Now twice! Awful.
 

RJS

Getting off the lift
Skier
Joined
Feb 28, 2017
Posts
311
Location
Boston
I'm extremely happy that nobody was hurt in either instance here, but it's scary how not difficult it must be to cut one of these big cables. I'm surprised that somebody was able to get away with it a second time when they specifically beefed up security after the cable was cut the first time :huh: . While I would guess that the cost of repairs would be covered by insurance, I have to imagine that their insurance premiums are going up a lot...after they probably went up a lot the first time that this happened.
 

crgildart

Gravity Slave
Skier
Joined
Nov 12, 2015
Posts
9,987
Location
The Bull City
I'm extremely happy that nobody was hurt in either instance here, but it's scary how not difficult it must be to cut one of these big cables. I'm surprised that somebody was able to get away with it a second time when they specifically beefed up security after the cable was cut the first time :huh: .
:nono:

Sometimes I hate some humans!
Not necessarily...

1600129330241.png
 

graham418

Making fresh tracks
Skier
Joined
Mar 25, 2016
Posts
1,835
Location
Toronto
Its a bigass cable. 55mm diameter, and I think somewhere around 4km long. That wouldn't be the easiest thing to cut. More than $2 million to replace the last one.
Apparently they may have someone on security camera.
 

Sponsor

Staff online

Top