Timberline Ski Area Staff Had to Evacuate More Than 40 People From a Lift Using Ropes This Weekend
More than three dozen people were stranded on a broken ski lift last Saturday, forcing Timberline Ski Area staff members to conduct a rope rescue. The resort says that the new Pucci lift malfunctioned due to an electrical issue around 5:40 pm on Feb. 27. Workers efforts to get the lift going via an auxiliary motor were unsuccessful, leading to the rope evacuation of 42 guests. No one was injured, and everyone was back on the ground by 8:15 pm.