Baldy Mountain Resort shuts down chair lift on opening day for summer season due to incoming thunderstorm

Baldy chair halted by storm

UPDATED: 3:13 p.m.

Baldy Mountain Resort has had to close down its chair lift on Thursday afternoon, preparing for an incoming storm.

"Unfortunately, due to an incoming thunderstorm, we have had to close Sugarlump Chair and access to the hiking trails for the remainder of the day. Sorry for any inconvenience,' their tweet read.

Their BBQ and Baldy Beach activities are still open at this time.

ORIGINAL: 1:21 p.m.

Baldy Mountain Resort near Oliver opened up for their first summer ever on Thursday.

"Come on up and experience our lift access hiking and check out the scenery through our Scenic Selfie Stand at the top of the mountain viewpoint," their social media post reads.

"Sugarlump Lift opens at 11 a.m. for hiking! Stop by Baldy Beach for some food and drink! See you out there!! A reminder that we still have COVID protocols in place. Masks are still required indoors and in lift lines."

The resort will be open from July 1-4, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. After that, the hill is open weekends and holidays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Sept. 5.

Lift access hiking is $15 for ages seven and up, free for ages 6 and under, all tickets are single ride only. The hill also has plenty of other activities now open.

"Experience Baldy Beach with BBQ food and drink options, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Rustic Frisbee Golf, and more!"

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