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Camp Fortune just posted an update on their Facebook page. To summarize:

The evacuation was completed without issue and everyone is safe. The mechanical issue prevented using the backup motor to unload all the skiers and snowboarders so that is why it was rope evacuated. Also mentioned is that the lift will be assessed tomorrow and needed repairs will begin.

Important to note that due to the fact that the Pineault Triple chair is right next to it, there is no loss of skiable terrain or access on the mountain. So it's business as usual, the skiing is great and nothing will stop snow enthusiasts from enjoying the fresh snow!


Here's what Camp Fortune wrote on Facebook.


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oooo brutal. I almost never ski on that side but would not want to be stuck on a chairlift for two hours waiting for release without a flask in hand, that's for sure.


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Update from Camp Fortune: 

We want to thank everyone for their patience as we work on repairing the Pineault Quad.  In the meantime please note the Pineault triple is running and services the same terrain and will get you to Skyline and Meech.

The gear box was serviced and totally rebuilt  this past summer and should not have failed. The company who manufactured the gear box is looking into the cause of the failure of its critical components. They will be verifying, in great detail, as to why these parts failed after only so few hours of service. It will take time to manufacture the necessary replacement parts and the repairs may not be completed until after the ski season.

Thank you to everyone involved in the manual evacuation for their cooperation, patience and good spirits. It was quite the experience and although we train for it, it is something we hope never actually happens. Thank you to the members of the Canadian Ski Patrol, Camp Fortune Academy and the Mountain Operations Team. Your teamwork and professionalism was incredible.

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