CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine – At approximately 10:30 this morning, the Spillway East lift at Sugarloaf derailed from the lift’s eighth tower. As a result of this derailment, five chairs fell an estimated 25-30 feet to the ground below.
At this time there have been 6 injuries have reported. All injured guests have been treated and are being transported to area hospitals. At this point none of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.
At the time of the accident there were an estimated 220 people on the lift.
Sugarloaf Ski Patrol has responded and is in the process of evacuating remaining geusts from the lift at this time.