September 9 Update
After a massive effort by our incredible Operations team, and partners at Rocky Mountain Lift Services, Doppelmayr and Black Tusk Helicopters, we have removed all of the cabins, pieces of the damaged cable, and have secured the main cable. Thanks to our friends at Whistler Blackcomb, Inter-Mtn Testing and Windfirm Tree Services for their assistance in making this happen. Delivery of the new main cable from Europe is expected in October and the cabins will follow.
The team is continuing work under the gondola and the area is still considered a construction zone. For everyone’s safety, the upper trails including Sea to Summit remain closed at this time.
The gondola base area including Basecamp Cafe, Guest Services and Retail is now open daily. The connector trail from the base of the gondola to Shannon Falls and the Chief has now also reopened.
We are still anticipating an early spring 2020 reopening and would like to thank everyone for their patience and support.
August 31 Update
Basecamp Cafe, Retail and Guest Services is now open from 9:30am - 5pm. The Shannon Falls Connector trail from the gondola parking lot has also reopened.
August 25 Update from the RCMP - Confirmed Cut at Sea to Sky Gondola
The investigation into the Sea to Sky Gondola is active and ongoing.
The investigation to date has confirmed the preliminary assessment. Police have confirmed that the main cable was cut and that there are no other natural or mechanical reasons for the cable to have failed.
Anyone with information regarding this crime is asked to call our dedicated tip line: 604-892-6122. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be provided through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
To preserve the integrity of the investigation, no further details will be released.
Cst. Ashley MacKay
Media Relations Officer
1000 Finch Dr, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0M5
Email: Ashley.MacKay [at] rcmp-grc.gc.ca
August 16 update
At approximately 4:30am on Saturday, August 10, 2019, we received an alert that the main cable for Sea to Sky Gondola had fallen and the lift was inoperable. The RCMP is treating this incident of the gondola cable being cut as an ongoing criminal investigation with damages reaching into the millions.
We are thankful that no guests or staff were on the gondola and no injuries were sustained in the incident. Our efforts are focused on the well-being of our incredible team, working with the RCMP and determining steps towards reopening.
After a detailed review of all the damage, the clean-up has started. For your safety, please help us by staying away from Sea to Sky Gondola trails during the clean-up phase.
Exact timelines for reopening are still being determined and are very much dependent on when we can get a replacement cable and new cabins sent over from Europe. We will reopen with a brand new haul rope and a completely new line of 30 cabins.
The orders have been placed and we are currently estimating that we will be reopening early next spring. This is longer than any of us had hoped but we have to live with the reality of the situation and move forward responsibly.
We appreciate all of the overwhelming support from the Squamish community and the industry as a whole during this time.