A notice has been posted to the Sea to Sky Gondola website Monday morning that says a “second act of vandalism” occurred at about 4 a.m., with the main cable being cut. The first time this happened was in 2019.
Just over a year ago, the lines were deliberately cut, sending the attraction’s cable cars falling to the ground. Despite a lengthy investigation, nobody was arrested.
“No staff or guests were on the line. We are working with the RCMP and our efforts are focused on the well-being of our staff at this time,” the notice says. “The gondola will be closed until further notice.”
The gondola reopened in February after its repairs from the 2019 incident, then temporarily closed due to covid-19 in March. The attraction reopened with new safety measures in May. They had a busy summer with tourists coming from across Canada.
In February 2014 before the gondola opened to the public, an empty gondola cabin fell to the ground. There are a number of rock climbs, alpine routes, hikes and more accessed from the gondola.
This is a developing story, more information to come.
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our beloved @seatoskygondola has been cut down for a second time. i’m beyond sad that something like this could happen again. it’s such a blow to our little town and makes absolutely no sense. my thoughts are with staff and the gondola family. 📷 @rebeccaamber #seatoskygondola