If you’ve ever wanted to own your own chairlift, here’s your chance––and for just ONE dollar.
We’re not just talking about the nostalgic purchase of a single chair, this is the real deal. The whole shebang. All the chairs, haul rope, terminals top and bottom, towers, motor; everything.
The lift is the Double Jaw at Spirit Mountain, MN.
There must be a catch, you say. Well, you’re right. The buyer is responsible for removal, transport, and restoring disturbed areas. And then must have somewhere to store their $1 purchase.
Hall 1406 double fixed-grip chair for only $1
This double chairlift is available for only $1 but the catch is you must remove it.
1975 build date, 100 HP, 2071′ of length, 391′ of rise, 480′ per minute, 88 chairs, 1200 pph, chair spacing 48′, 10 towers, 1 1/8″ rope diameter, 11′ line gauge, 480 volts.
Buyer is responsible to remove ALL of the lift components within a timely manner and not during the ski area’s winter operations schedule. Buyer must provide proof of insurance for the job and provide all equipment, personnel and transport of the lift from the ski area grounds. Buyer doesn’t need to remove the foundations. Buyer must restore vegetation and grade back to original in all disturbed areas. Buyer is responsible for any required permits and follows all state and local laws. A complete and detailed list of requirements will be provided prior to the signed agreement.
- Lift is located in MN.
- Do not contact the ski area directly.
- This lift is not being parted out.
If you are interested, more details here.
Spirit Mountain is a ski area in Duluth, Minnesota. It was founded by the City of Duluth and was built in 1974. With a vertical elevation of approximately 700 feet (210 m), it is the second tallest ski hill in Minnesota. Between 2014 and 2020, the executive director was Brandy Ream.
The Spirit Mountain ski area held its grand opening on December 19–20, 1974. The idea was proposed by former Olympian George Hovland, who laid out the cross country trails, with support from then Mayor of Duluth Ben Boo. Local businessman Manley Goldfine served as Chairman of the Spirit Mountain Authority during its development. It greatly increased winter revenues in the city. The extension of Interstate 35 stretching to Duluth was a major contributor to its initial success.
Spirit Mountain is known for having a large terrain park. The park includes jumps ranging from 15 feet (4.6 m) to over 60 feet (18 m), and numerous rails, boxes, and other “jibs”.
In the 21st century, Spirit Mountain has been renovating and adding to its infrastructure and attractions. An alpine coaster opened in 2010. In April 2011 they announced plans to add a zip line, miniature golf, and snow tubing to expand operations and attract more visitors in summer. In 2012 the hill’s first high-speed chairlift, the Spirit Express II, opened, and work began on downhill mountain bike trails during the following summer. A chalet on Grand Avenue at the bottom of the slope opened in 2013 and serves as the starting point for the Grand Avenue Nordic Center, which opened 2.5km of Nordic ski trails in 2018. Additional improvements planned over the next ten years include chalet renovations, chair lift replacements.