In the very unlikely event of a gondola evacuation, the ski patrol would come to the rescue. Last week a few of us patrollers practiced with the new ZipRescue system. It’s basically a zipline that attaches to the haul rope, allowing patrollers to evacuate passengers. We practiced on Rex on
one of the last sunny days of the Fall. It was a beautiful day, and riding the line was much like riding a zipline. In fact, the ZipRescue company also manufactures the ZipTour system, which we would love to have at Crystal. (Think extreme zipline from the Summit to the Base). Check out their website at: www.ziprescue.net/.