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A man who jumped out of Whistler's Peak 2 Peak Gondola is in hot water for causing at least $10,000 of damage to multiple gondola cabins. Curbed Ski reported on the story yesterday, but according to police reports the incident happened on February 6. Whistler Blackcomb confirms that the daredevil (and his female accomplice) damaged at least 3 cabins by trying to use brute force to keep the doors open. The ski area is now considering implementing additional security measures and the interwebs are buzzing with a feisty debate. Weigh in, Curbediverse. Was this wannabe Mcconkey's stunt a fitting tribute to the BASE jumping/free skiing phenom? Or does the pricey damage (and potential safety risks?) negate any good intentions? Tell us in the comments.
· Wannabe McConkey Illegally Basejumps from Whistler Gondola [Curbed Ski]
· Whistler Blackcomb considering additional security measures after illegal gondola jump [Pique]