An 8-year-old girl was injured when she fell from the Big Blue chairlift at Squaw Valley ski resort, CA on Saturday at 3:30pm.
“Upon arrival at the scene, patrollers administered emergency medical care to an 8-year-old female skier from Los Gatos, Calif., who was conscious. The skier was wearing a helmet at the time of her injury; however, the restraint bar on the chair had not been used at any point during the lift ride.” – Squaw Valley statement
The girl was transported via CareFlight to Renown Medical Center in Reno, NV. The girl’s injuries are being reported to be non-life threatening.
It isn’t yet clear how the girl fell from the chairlift nor how high she fell from.
Big Blue Express is a detachable six-pack chairlift on Squaw Valley’s upper mountain that is rated for intermediate skiers and riders.
Lets all be very mindful of children when riding chairlifts this winter. Bar down with kids on the chair, everytime.