Boyne Mountain in Northern Michigan is the next Boyne Resorts ski mountain in line to receive an 8-pack chair lift. Construction on the new lift began in early April, and two existing lifts, Disciples I and Disciples II, were removed in order to make room for Disciples 8.
The 180 chairs from the two lifts were sold off to establish the Boyne Mountain Fund for Youth, bringing in $100,000 as a partnership with Charlevoix Community Foundation.
“In making way for our new D8 lift, we raised over $100,000 to establish the Boyne Mountain Fund for Youth, in partnership with the Charlevoix County Community Foundation. It feels great to know the chairs from Disciples I and Disciples II have found new homes and will continue to be enjoyed, 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
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 that’s an incredibly good price for some ski lift chairs; I normally see them for at least $2,000. I guess Boyne is doing it right. Selling them for a good price, using the money for charity, I’d say that’s a pretty darn good business practice compared to how the rest of the world seems to work.
Image Credit: Boyne Mountain Resort on Instagram