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I was also caught upside down off lift, at Copper

Therese Landin
Vail, CO, Colorado
newsroom@vaildaily.com

I too have had a “chairlift accident.” I was getting off the chair lift at Copper Mountain when my pant leg caught on the chair.The next thing I knew, I was upside down, hanging from the chairlift.

The lift-ops were so surprised that they froze and I ended up being freed from the chair by a fellow skier. No one from ski patrol showed up. No one called me to apologize or see how I was doing.

I called their risk management office to report this. While they were nice, they basically were primarily concerned about not getting sued.



So, good luck to the unidentified skier. Hopefully you’ll get a free lift ticket from Vail. I got nothing but a good scare.

Therese Landin


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