Gondola gets stuck at Palisades Tahoe

The Base to Base Gondola is slated to open to the public a few weeks after the resort’s scheduled opening of Nov. 22.
Justin Scacco /

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — A cabin on Palisades Tahoe’s Base to Base Gondola became lodged in the terminal at KT mid-station Saturday morning, forcing the lift to stop for roughly 90 minutes.

The cabin, which originated from the Palisades side of the mountain, became stuck due to a gust of wind as it entered the terminal, according to resort officials.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:34 a.m. and all guests were offloaded at the KT mid-station by 11:13 a.m. There were no injuries and the resort was able to utilize its gondola intercom system to communicate with guests inside the cabins.

The Alpine side of the Base to Base Gondola was not operating at this time and the lift was closed for the remainder of the day due to wind.

*Official statement from Palisades Tahoe

Palisades Tahoe
The Base to Base Gondola opened this year.
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