Nightmare! Woman Gets Stuck On Ski Resort Gondola Overnight
Well, this is what nightmares are made of. There are plenty of things that make me nervous about skiing. Now, another has just been added to the list. A skier got stuck on a gondola overnight in California.
Skiing and snowboarding comes with many dangers. You could fall and hurt yourself. Maybe you could get lost on the slopes. Additionally, there are things like avalanches that happen. Turns out, those aren’t the only risks! You could end up getting stuck on a gondola for 15 hours. Yikes.
Woman Gets Stuck On Gondola Overnight At Ski Resort
That’s what happened to Monica Laso when she went to Heavenly Ski Resort with some friends in South Lake Tahoe, California. Well, this trip turned out to be anything but ‘Heavenly.’ She had to spend 15 hours hanging in the dark night sky by herself on a gondola.
Sure, it’s California. However, not every part of California is Los Angeles. Over near Lake Tahoe, it can get very cold! Laso had to stay warm and fight off the cold by rubbing her hands and feet throughout the 15 hours, per KCRA 3.
According to KCRA 3, Laso noticed it was getting late, so she approached a worker who led her to the gondola after expressing she was too tired to continue snowboarding down the hill. That’s when she got into the gondola and two minutes later, reports say it stopped moving leaving her stranded and alone.
A report by KCRA 3 says she didn’t have her phone with her so she had to resort to screaming whenever she saw someone down below her. However, they were never able to hear her screams. Thus, she ended up there for 15 hours.
Her friends reported her missing, per KCRA 3. However, she wasn’t located until the following morning when the gondola began working again.
A spokesperson for South Lake Tahoe Fire And Rescue, Kim George, says they assessed and treated Laso before releasing her and are now investigating how this could have happened.
It’s wild because this only happened at 5pm! It’s not like she was out there at midnight, or anything. It was a totally normal time! However, I can’t say she’s totally blameless in this scenario. You should always have a way to communicate with your friends or emergency services. Whether it’s your phone, smart watch, walky-talky, anything! Don’t go out there without a way to communicate. You’ve got to put your safety first!