Vermont Women Awarded $750k After Experiencing PTSD From Being Stranded In A Gondola

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Green Mountain Gondola! PC: Jackson Tripper
Green Mountain Gondola! PC: Jackson Tripper

According to WCAX News, Nadine Price of Pittsfield, VT was awarded $750,000 for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that she has experienced after she was stranded in a Killington gondola for more than 5 hours in October of 2011. At 3:15pm on that horrid day in 2011, Nadine boarded the gondola to head up the mountain to hike, but bad weather forced the gondola to close over an hour earlier than scheduled. She ended up being stranded a few hundred feet from the top terminal and employees had not seen her, so they shut down for the day due to bad weather conditions accidentally leaving her there.

Nasty cold and rainy weather at Killington! PC: Megan Michelson
Nasty cold and rainy weather at Killington! PC: Megan Michelson

Nadine was eventually found by search crews in a gondola near the top of mountain after spending over 5 hours up there. She says that she developed a mild case of hypothermia while in the gondola and has since experienced PTSD from being trapped there so long. Price was asking for a $500,000 settlement, but the Jury awarded her $750,000 because they thought that she deserved more. The money was awarded to compensate her for her pain and suffering and future medical expenses that she will incur.


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2 thoughts on “Vermont Women Awarded $750k After Experiencing PTSD From Being Stranded In A Gondola

  1. Negligence for sure, but $750000?? Really? Stuck in skigear in a gondola for 5 hours…in skiwear. Here’s where I must be off my rocker cause I would have asked for a seasons pass and left a lot on the table. First world problems.

  2. Didn’t this happen in the summer time? It’s misleading that a picture of the Gondi from the wintertime is posted.

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