Own a piece of Jay Peak history as iconic ski lift chair goes up for sale

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JAY — An iconic piece of Jay Peak’s history is being put up for sale to help raise money for a local nonprofit.

The sale of this iconic ski lift chair provides a rare opportunity for skiing enthusiasts and history collectors alike, and more importantly, all proceeds will directly benefit the Jay Focus Group, an organization dedicated to serving Orleans County.

This ski lift chair, distinguished by its hunter-green frame and wooden seat and back made of ash, has roots reaching back to the Hall Ski-Lift Company’s production line from 1960 to 1985.

It originally served as part of the Sullivan Lift ascending to the summit of Camelback, in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, and was installed in 1963.

As Camelback was updating its facilities in 1995, Bill Stenger seized the opportunity to procure the chairlift for Jay Peak. His vision was to provide lift access to the main mountain for prospective condominiums in the Jay Peak Village area.

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The chairlift’s relocation to Vermont was overseen by Buddy Loux and the Jay Peak staff, who also handled its disassembly and refurbishing.

It was reintroduced in 1995 as the Village Chair.

However, with the installation of the Flyer in 1999 to replace the Green Mountain Double (locally referred to as Mountain Dick’s chair), the original Village lift chairs were replaced as the new ones offered footrests.

The chair can now be yours for $1,800.

This is not just a purchase, but a contribution to a worthy cause.

By acquiring this unique piece of skiing history, buyers are directly supporting the commendable efforts of the Jay Focus Group in serving the needs of Orleans County.

For more information or to purchase, view the item listing online.

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