The Gist On the night of Thursday, January 25, a young woman was forgotten in a gondola at a ski resort in California, USA. She spent the night alone in sub-zero temperatures.
“When will I see you again, Wonderland?” A question that Monica Laso must have asked herself after being stuck in a gondola for 15 hours at Heavenly Mountain Resort in California this Thursday, January 25th.
Around 5 p.m., the snowboarder asked employees to use the ski lifts to get off the peaks because they were too tired for a final descent. Two minutes after he left, the cabin stopped and the lights went out.
Bad luck, Monica didn't have her cell phone with her. She saw employees at the ski resort in the distance. “I screamed desperately until I lost my voice,” she told California station KCRA. But no one saw or heard him.
An ice cold night
The young woman spent the whole night alone in the hut. The temperatures dropped to -7 degrees. Although his friends reported him missing, law enforcement did not consider searching the gondolas.
The lifts started again as usual at 8:30 a.m. After a freezing night of rubbing her hands and feet against the cold, she was finally able to come down.
After an emergency medical exam, Monica was fine. The domain explains in a press release: “The safety and well-being of our customers is our top priority. We are investigating this situation with the utmost seriousness.”