We were on the lift, five chairs from the top when it stopped rolling. One of the chairs failed to transfer from the upper low speed cable to the high speed after the folks unloaded. The mechs tried to get it to transfer a few times and were able to scoot two chairs up close enough to the top station that patrol could get them down without ropes. One of the patrollers came down the line, letting us know that it was a mechanical trouble, and that the mechs were working on it. Each time it was started, the bad chair looked like it stayed in place (even after some hammering was heard the third time.
) This all took about 45 minutes and then lots of patrollers showed up with evac kits. The two remaining occupied chairs in front of us got roped off, and the one behind got one person down when the mechs finally got the thing working well enough to roll and offload everyone, so we missed out on getting roped down for the second time in 30 some years of riding the lifts. Free hot cocoa and a daily lift ticket were handed out at the base for all the lift-riders. Per the rumor mill (ie chatting with lifties and a mech at the base afterwards), the offending chair is a repeat offender/problem child and Poma will be looking at it as well the Summit mechs.