We’ve been conditioned to think nothing of it; willfully grabbing a seat on a metal bench soon to be dangling dozens of feet in the air with no safety net to speak of. The faster, the better, of course, so that we may be able to get as many laps of the mountain as possible.
But a pair of chairlift incidents over the weekend might give us pause the next time we hitch a ride up the mountain.
As if Vail needed to make more headlines about the issues the resort conglomerate is having at its flock of resorts this season, a 22-year-old man is recovering from “serious injuries” he suffered at Wildcat Mountain on Saturday.
The snowboarder fell nearly 10 feet off the Snowcat lift when one of the chairs broke off.