Winds strand 200 people at Keystone restaurant |

Winds strand 200 people at Keystone restaurant

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

KEYSTONE, Colo. – About 200 people spent a night at a Keystone Resort mountain restaurant after wind gusts prevented the gondolas from operating and poor visibility prevented vehicles from being sent up to bring the patrons down.

KUSA-TV reports that the group was stuck overnight Friday at the Outpost restaurant on top of North Peak. Patrons told the station some people tried sleeping on chairs and on the floors with blankets handed out by the resort.

Stranded patron Carolina Vega-Neff says her children passed some of the time playing board games and talking to people.

Winds died down about 6 a.m. Saturday, allowing the resort to operate the gondolas.

Keystone says patrons were given food, water and blankets and issued a statement apologizing and thanking patrons for their patience.