Fatal Gondola Crash at Canadian Ski Resort Leaves 1 Dead and Another Critically Injured

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Mont-Tremblant gondola. Credit: Resort Facebook

In a tragic incident at Mont-Tremblant, QC, resort on Sunday, one person lost their life, and another was critically injured after being thrown from a sightseeing gondola. Quebec provincial police reported that the accident occurred just before noon when a piece of construction equipment collided with the gondola, located approximately 65 miles (105km) northwest of Montreal.

Authorities have confirmed that the impact of the collision ejected both occupants from the gondola, causing them to fall several meters to the ground. Sadly, one of the passengers succumbed to their injuries, while the other was rushed to a Montreal-area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

To our community,

Today, Sunday, July 16, an accident occurred at Tremblant involving the panoramic gondola and construction machinery operated by a third party. It is with deep regret that we confirm, following the announcement by the Sûreté du Québec, that one of the two victims was pronounced deceased, while the other has been transferred to the hospital.

We are saddened by this situation and Station Mont Tremblant offers its most sincere condolences to all those involved.

The gondola remains closed until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding.



The major crimes division of the police has dispatched investigators to the scene to determine the circumstances surrounding the crash. It is important to note that their presence does not imply criminal suspicion at this stage but rather a standard protocol to conduct a thorough analysis.

The Tremblant Resort Association refrained from commenting on the accident but acknowledged suspending activities at the mountain following the incident. The resort expressed its condolences to those affected in a Facebook post.

According to a statement from Station Mont Tremblant, the construction equipment involved in the collision was operated by a third party. As a result, the gondola will remain closed until further notice.

Quebec’s Tourism Minister, Caroline Proulx, expressed her concern on Twitter, stating that she is closely monitoring the situation. The tragic event prompted the cancellation of the remaining activities at the resort, including the ongoing Blues Festival.

This incident recalls a similar gondola crash last December at Mont Sainte-Anne near Quebec City, although no injuries were reported.

Mont-Tremblant, QC, summer trail map.
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Mont-Tremblant, QC.

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