One of the gondolas of the cable car network used for the ascent and descent to the Bay Hillin Villa La Angostura (Neuquen) it came off this Saturday from the laying and fell into the void. Due to the incident, the local authorities decided to suspend the service.
The incident occurred in the morning hours, during the start-up tests that are launched in the anteroom of the opening of the ski center.
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“It happened during the media maintenance tasks that we do every day. She was checking herself and the cabin shot up and she didn’t catch on at the time. Simply that. Neither the track nor the middle was open. Unfortunately he fell but when it happened, there were no skiers on the mountain”, stressed the manager of the Cerro Bayo group, Pablo Torres Garciain dialogue with Andean Journal.
The detachment did not cause any injuries, although service was also suspended until the fault that caused the accident was detected. “Obviously now we are going to do all the rechecking of the lifting medium to verify that it was only an error and not a defect”, expanded the owner of the firm that owns the mountain complex.
Cerro Bayo: home of the FASA competitions
From Wednesday, August 31 to next Sunday, September 4, the Bay Hill will remain as the central seat of the competences of the Argentine Ski and Mountaineering Federation (FASA)in its second section.
The tournament will bring together students from different clubs in Argentina: Club de la Nieve, Ski club, Andino Bariloche, Argentino ski de Bariloche, Lacar and Andino de San Martin de los Andes, Andino de Caviahue, Andino de Esquel, Andino Piltriquitron del Bolsón , Andean from Ushuaia and Andean from Las Leñas.
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Organized by the Andean club of Villa La Angostura, the Cavla Cup (giant slalom and slalom), the Noel Oria Memorial Cup (giant slalom) and the Cavla II Cup (slalom) will also be played.
Then, as a closing ceremony, it will be played “The Patagonian”the most important tournament in South America in U16 and U14 under the super giant, giant, slalom and cross-country skiing modalities.