Mechanical breakdown: the Massif de Charlevoix forced to evacuate

Mechanical breakage: the Massif de Charlevoix forced to carry out a ;evacuation


The Massif de Charlevoix was forced to evacuate several gondolas on Tuesday afternoon due to a mechanical failure on the lift. 

Evacuation is done using ropes by the ski center team. 

The station first attempted to use the emergency engine before turning to the last resort.

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According to Isabelle Vallée, director communications, the initial shutdown occurred around 12:30 p.m.  

About half of the gondolas are occupied by skiers since traffic is not at its peak at this time of year. the season.  

As of 3:30 p.m., the evacuation of all customers inside was not complete. People have therefore been stuck on board for more than three hours. 

The evacuation finally ended around 4:30 p.m. Nearly a third of the gondolas were evacuated. The lift was not at full capacity.

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