Guests stranded on Northstar chairlift for hours |

Guests stranded on Northstar chairlift for hours

Guests riding Promise Land Express at Northstar on Sunday were stranded for over three hours when the lift stopped operating.
Photo submitted by John Wuydts

Dozens of skiers and snowboarders riding Promise Land Express at Northstar Resort spent a significant amount of their Sunday sitting around, as the lift was stalled for several hours.

The resort said the lift stopped operating at approximately 10:41 a.m., leaving guests stranded for over three hours.

Ski patrol was able to evacuate six people by rope before resort staff got the lift running slowly at 1 p.m. and began unloading guests. By 2:45 p.m. the evacuation was completed successfully with no major injuries reported. According to a press release from Northstar they are working to resolve the issue with Promised Land Express before re-opening it to the public.

The lift was not operating Monday, and was not among the chairlifts listed as open Thursday morning. Northstar officials have not responded to requests for information.

Hannah Jones is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at 530-550-2652 or

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