NEWRY, ME (February 23, 2022) - At 5:37PM, a gondola cabin detached from the haul rope of the resort’s Chondola lift as a result of a high gust of wind causing the cabin to misfeed into the top terminal of the lift. The cabin fell approximately 10 feet and was occupied by one guest who sustained minor injuries and was transported to the base of the mountain by ski patrol and released. The guest is a 17-year-old and was released to a parent.
Due to increasing winds, the lift was being unloaded and running at half speed under high wind protocol at the time of the incident. All guests remaining on the lift were safely unloaded and night skiing operations were suspended.