Maybe you’ve heard of the ’78 tram accident, maybe you were there, or maybe you want to find out more. On the 12th of April the Squaw Valley Property Owners’ Association will be hosting an informal talk about the incident with first hand accounts told by those who were trapped and rescued.
- When: 5:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, April 12th
- Where: The Plump Jack Conference Center
- How much: Free to current SVPOA members, $10 otherwise
For those who don’t know, the tram was nearly ripped in 1978 at Squaw Valley. A large gust of wind sent a massive cable crashing through the cable car, injuring many and leaving 4 dead. Passengers were trapped in both cars. A heroic rescue mission went on into the night as ski patroller Jim Mott and other shimmied out on the cable and dropped into the cable car.
This is the first part in a series presented by the Squaw Valley Property Owners’ Association in an effort to preserve the history of Squaw.