145756

BC  

Stay off gondola trails

After headlamps were spotted directly beneath the vandalized Sea to Sky Gondola’s lift line late Aug. 20, operators are reminding the public the access trails and climbing areas are closed due to ‘perilous’ safety concerns.

“It’s extremely unsafe,” Christy Allan said. “We do not want people in that area.”

Allan said safety concerns include the cable, dangerous trees and the unstable area. Signs have been placed at all access points to the trails, Allan said, adding the people would have been aware the area is closed.

“We will call the RCMP for trespassing if we see people up there. Again, it’s for everybody’s safety. It’s just so dangerous to be there,” Allan said.

Squamish RCMP confirm they received a report of people in the area of the gondola. In an email, she said the area surrounding the gondola was no longer considered a crime scene as of Aug. 10 at 8:45 p.m.

The gondola was vandalized Aug. 10, when someone cut the cable, causing several of the cars to collapse.

Gondola staff have seen climbers on various routes in the area in the past week, a statement reads. It goes on to say no one should climb under or within 100 metres of the lift line.

The area will be reopened once it’s deemed safe, but a timeline was not provided.



More BC News

BC
147118
Vancouver Webcam
Webcam provided by webcams.travel
143436
Recent Trending
147003
Soft 103.9
146706
Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
146546



144969
146746