Chairs for sale

West Mountain General Manager Sara Montgomery displays the summit chair, left, and the face chair that are for sale to benefit the West Mountain School. Chairs are first come, first serve and range in prices up to $399.

If you grew up on the slopes at West Mountain Ski Center in Queensbury, you took a ride on the one of the chairs. 

West Mountain is in the process of replacing the former face lift with a new fixed quad for its beginner area creating a surplus of old chairs.

The ski center is selling 70 summit chairs as well as 30 face lift chairs for $399 to the public, with pass holders receiving a discount of $299. All the proceeds benefit the West Mountain School, a nonprofit.

According to West Mountain Services Manager Steve Magee nearly 40 chairs have sold as of Wednesday morning, which went on sale on Monday.

Magee said the summit chairs have been more popular among buyers with many disclosing their plans to use them as swings, seating overlooking a view and some plan to refinish the chairs, while others just wanted a piece of nostalgia.

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Funds raised will benefit West's Race Team which include equipment, travel and toward scholarships for skiers.

Checks can be made payable to West Mountain School and for more information call the mountain at 518-636-3699 or email west@westmtn.net.

Back to the new lift, Magee said work has started on the base terminal with towers arriving in the next few weeks. 

— Adam Colver

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Adam Colver is the online editor at The Post-Star. He manages The Post-Star's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and poststar.com. He can be reached at acolver@poststar.com.


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