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  Quote MeadeyD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: sierra ski lift catapult!
    Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 12:08pm
did anyone hear about this?
 
Twin Bridges, CA - A powerful winter storm that has been battering California ski resorts with nearly incomprehensible amounts of snow, but also rain and high winds, resulted in an accident on Sunday morning that knocked five riders from a chairlift at Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort in Twin Bridges.
High winds toppled a tree Sunday morning that fell onto the cable of the resort's West Bowl chairlift, knocking the five unidentified victims five to 15 feet to the ground. No serious injuries were reported.

As winds increased, Sierra-at-Tahoe resort officials decided to close the resort at 11 a.m. for the rest of the day on Sunday. Resort officials plan to reopen at 9 a.m. on Monday, with the Puma lift in operation until lift mechanics clear the West Bowl chairlift.
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  Quote MeadeyD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 12:10pm
oops sorry about the random web code in the middle of the article
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  Quote Spenser W. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 12:10pm
i heard about it.  I was gonna go riding this weekend instead of studying for my final that I have on wednesday.  decided not to go last minute, and glad that I did-they closed Sierra the rest of the day on Sunday "due to heavy winds."  aka due to heavy winds that blew a tree over onto the west bowl chair.  pretty crazy.
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I fixed your post for you.
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  Quote MeadeyD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 12:42pm
^^^that was extra nice, thank you!
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  Quote beunknown Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 2:14pm
Unrelated, but reminds me of last year someone got hurt on the lifts and we were stuck up there for maybe 10 minutes (not that big of a deal). Well anyways, two guys decided to jump off the lift. I'm surprised they didn't break anything, but they were kicked off the mountain.
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  Quote jenni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 2:25pm
wow thats seems intense hope they didnt die or anything in the end. at least this means that this year will be an amazing one. 
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  Quote mixmasterjgt Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 3:46pm
There lucky that they were at a point not that high off the ground they always close the lifts by me if there's even a report of high winds.
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  Quote ty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:02pm
When I read the title, I thought Doug and Guth came up with a catapult that would revolutionize the way we get up the mountain.
Bring it hard or don't bring it at all.
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  Quote fiveflat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:05pm
I was at Northstar yesterday and they closed a lot of their lifts around 11:30 / 12noon.  
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  Quote seyheeya Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/20/2010 at 6:22pm
Scary! It's a good thing the tree didn't directly hit anyone!
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  Quote snowmen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 11:01am
You guys are getting some serious weather out West!
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  Quote Grinch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 12:59pm
Hopefully they didn't get hurt to bad. Weather has been getting wicked lately.
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  Quote julkydean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 1:48pm
That's crazy man. That would freak me out! Glad no one got injured. 
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  Quote east4life Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 2:19pm
that's crazy. we are getting some flakes now. how much snow was there?
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 2:44pm
lesson learned: don't go when the wind's blowing like crazy...
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  Quote shwazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/22/2010 at 2:49pm
Yeah I was at Northstar on that day.  The winds were definitely howling up there and N* is wind protected.  Backside did not open at all that day and I blew out of there around 1 with the heavy snow and winds.
 
Monday was  epic though.
 
Glad no one got seriously injured.
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  Quote TMART09 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/25/2010 at 3:36pm
i m with the guy who was looking for a revolutionary way to get to the top of the mountain. haha.
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/13/2013 at 8:20am
Holy Moses, I was there that day, didn't get to ride though.
The drive up that day was insane, when we got outta the car, it was like sandpaper to the face just in the parking lot.
After we got ready, when we reached to the front of the resort, one of the mtn host informed us of the situation. So we got up there for nothing.
If I remembered correctly. The story was that the wind knocked a tree down, the tree fell on the lift line. In the process, the tension from the tree falling on the line slang shot a few outta their chair. Sad day at Sierra.
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  Quote sleeepili Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/14/2013 at 7:14pm
when and where was this article posted? my buddy is going there this weekend. didnt think it would get this crazy since the weather's been pretty mild this year
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  Quote 2zz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/14/2013 at 8:53pm
Sorry for digging up an old thread.
This was 2 seasons ago.
There haven't been any good snow recently. So Sierra this weekend will be icy in the beginning then slushy towards mid to end of the day. Is going to be warm.
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