Man falls from lift at Steamboat Resort after medical incident |

Man falls from lift at Steamboat Resort after medical incident

Skiiers congregate around the base of the Sunshine Express Lift at the Steamboat Ski Area on March 23, 2007. The Sunshine Express Lift is currently powered entirely by solar and wind energy.
Courtesy Brian Ray

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A man was transported to the hospital late Monday morning after falling from a ski lift at Steamboat Resort, according to resort officials.

A 21-year-old man was riding on the Sunshine Express Lift shortly before noon when he suffered a seizure, according to Loryn Duke, Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp.’s director of communications. He then slipped through the chair’s safety bar and fell to the ground.

The fall was about 25 to 30 feet, according to emergency officials. The man was transported to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, though officials said he had no health complaints.

The Sunshine Lift is a high-speed quad located on the southwest slope of the mountain transporting people to Sunshine Peak.

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