Car accident leaves visitors stranded on Mt. Seymour for hours

Jan 13 2020, 12:36 pm

Skiers and snowboarders at Mt. Seymour got more than they bargained for on Sunday evening after a crash set off a chain of events leading to them being stranded for hours at the resort.

Chris Kirkham, Mt. Seymour’s marketing director, told Daily Hive that around 8:42 pm, a traffic accident occurred on the Mt. Seymour road amidst “heavy” snowfall and “freezing” temperatures.

“Congestion built up behind the accident, and we stopped further traffic heading downhill for safety reasons,” he said. “Emergency services were on scene, but the continued heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures slowed the recovery of the vehicles.”

Once the road was cleared and safe for travel, “all guests were able to leave in their own vehicles or by using the provided Mt. Seymour Shuttle bus,” he explained.

In light of the event, Kirkham said the mountain is grateful to “all guests for their patience, and for keeping such high spirits while we worked to get everyone home safely.”

This event, he added, also serves as a good reminder to those planning to visit the resort to “exercise caution when driving to and from the resort, and ensure you have winter or M+S tires fitted to your vehicle.”