California teen snowboarder falls from ski lift after dangling high in air at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area

A 16-year-old California girl was hospitalized after falling off a chairlift at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area in California, where witnesses were unable to catch the helpless girl.

The unidentified boy was riding the Stamp Alley Express lift with three other passengers on Saturday when the horrifying ordeal occurred. caught on camera.

The video shows the snowboarder hanging for her life on a stationary chairlift, with about 10 members of the resort’s ski patrol standing below her, and the moment she tries to let go, the snowboarder is seen hanging for her life. Looks like he has a net to catch him.

To her surprise, the girl let go and plummeted to the ground, completely missing the net.

Onlookers gasped in horror as a bone-chilling crash echoed down the slope as the teenager hit the ground below.

“Ski Patrol failed this girl today. After convincing her everything was okay, they completely missed catching her online!!” the video’s caption reads.

“I told her to jump already, but I heard the ski patrol guys say they had never done that before and didn’t have enough experience with this situation!! Mammoth has to try harder!!”

Resort spokesperson This was reported to KTLA5. News that a teenage girl started sliding out of her chair while going up a hill because she “wasn’t sitting down completely.”

“While the lift operator stopped the elevator, other people sitting in the chairs grabbed the guest and held him down to prevent him from falling,” a resort spokesperson said.

An unidentified teenage snowboarder was seen descending from the ski lift toward members of the ski patrol. lunar_rock_maxx / Instagram
Shockingly, the boy completely missed the net, causing a hard impact to the compacted snow below. lunar_rock_maxx / Instagram

The girl was immediately taken to Mammoth Hospital “for evaluation,” but her current condition is unknown.

“Our thoughts are with our guests and their families,” the resort said in a statement.

mammoth mountain — California’s highest ski resort — has a base elevation of about 8,000 feet and receives about 400 inches of snowfall per season.

The teenager was rushed to hospital after a dangerous fall. Her condition remains unknown. lunar_rock_maxx / Instagram

The elevator was built in 1997 and is one of 25 at the 3,500-acre resort on the edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) states that 86% of ski lift falls can be caused by passenger actions and mistakes, and only 4% are due to medical issues sustained while riding the lift. I discovered something.

From 1973 to 2020, there were only 30 fatal ski lift-related accidents, of which only eight were due to medical problems. According to NSAA research In 2021.

A skier rides the lift during snowfall at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area on Saturday, January 13, 2024 in Mammoth Lakes, California. AP

The remaining 22 deaths were due to mechanical failure, human error, or undetermined causes.

Between 1973 and 2020, the industry provided more than 18.3 billion rides to guests, totaling 9.2 billion elevator miles traveled, and resulting in fewer fatal elevator accidents per 100 million elevator miles traveled. There was only one person.

The boy’s injuries occurred just days after the snowboarder spent 15 hours trapped overnight in a ski gondola at a Lake Tahoe resort.

Two minutes into the descent, the gondola suddenly stopped, leaving passengers stranded in midair as the sun sank below the horizon.

“I screamed until I lost my voice,” the snowboarder recalls.