Boyne Mountain raises $100,000 for the sale of missing lift chairs


Boyne Mountain in northern Michigan is the next Boyne Resorts ski mountain in line to receive an 8-pack chairlift. Construction of the new elevator began in early April and two existing elevators, Disciples I and Disciples II, were removed to make room for Disciples 8.

The 180 chairs from both lifts were sold to create the Boyne Mountain Fund for Youth, raising $100,000 in partnership with the Charlevoix Community Foundation.

“By making way for our new D8 lift, we have raised over $100,000 to establish the Boyne Mountain Fund for Youth, in partnership with the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. It’s great to know that Disciples I and Disciples II chairs have found new homes and will continue to be loved, and even better to know the impact this fund will have in our community for decades to come. – Jason Pearl, General Manager of Boyne Resorts

The chairs were sold for $500 to Boyne Michigan pass holders and $700 to anyone else. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but I feel like this is an incredibly good price for some lift chairs; I normally see them for at least $2,000. I guess Boyne does it well. Selling them at a good price, using the money for charity, I would say that’s pretty good business practice compared to how the rest of the world seems to operate.

Image Credit: Boyne Mountain Resort on Instagram


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