There’s good news and bad news for those of you who plan to ski and snowboard at Copper Mountain this weekend. The bad news is that the new American Eagle lift which will combine 6-person chairs with 8-person gondolas experienced some technical difficulties on Monday when one of the new cabins fell during testing. The empty gondola hit a piece of material on the lift-line which derailed it and sent it falling to the ground.
The good news is that no one was injured during the fall, and only minor damage was sustained to the gondola cabin. The testing that Copper was conducting had employees loading hundreds of boxes full of water onto the empty gondolas to mimic the weight of skiers and boarders before sending them up the line. That’s what testing is for anyway, right? But the best news is that the new lift is still expected to open for this weekend, and with all the snow Colorado has been getting lately, this has to have some of you frothing.
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