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Sea to Sky Gondola announces they are re-opening ahead of schedule

"We are opening earlier than anticipated and the task has been huge."
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The Sea to Sky Gondola will reopen on Feb. 14, 2020. File photo by Rich Duncan

The Sea to Sky Gondola is set to reopen in a month, a little over half a year since its operations were brought to a halt when someone cut the gondola cable.

On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, guests will be able to once again ride in 30 new cabins.

"We are opening earlier than anticipated and the task has been huge. Our industry partners were there every step of the way, from assisting in the clean-up and assessing needs to delivering major components with absolutely no notice. Our amazing team rose to the challenge and have done everything required to get us back up and running as quickly as possible so we can get back to connecting people with nature and the beauty of Squamish," the Sea to Sky Gondola general manager Kirby Brown said in a press release.

"We are so excited that on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020, we get to carry our passholders and guests back up the mountain on a brand-new cable, in brand-new cabins. Our community stood by the gondola and showed us overwhelming support, confidence, and love through the last six months, and for that, we are so grateful."

With the new cabins comes a new 4.4-kilometre haul line. Technical Safety BC will do a safety inspection in early February.

Meanwhile, the RCMP investigation into who cut down the gondola on Aug. 10  is ongoing.

"We want our guests to know they can travel to the summit on the Sea to Sky Gondola with complete confidence," Brown said. "Our protocols would never allow the line to run if there was any damage to the cable and the security measures installed since the incident will ensure the gondola is secure and protected from any other criminal activity."

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