If you’ve wondered what demolishing a chairlift looks like, this video from Ben Eminger gives you a solid idea. Chair 1 at 49 Degrees North closed back in 2022 and was demolished shortly afterward. The chairlift, which opened back in 1972, was replaced by a high-speed quad right next to it.

This video from Ben shows the haul rope coming off, and a lift tower falling to the ground. I’ve also included a tribute video and POV ride of the chairlift below from Ben that shows Chair 1 before its ultimate demise.

Image/Video Credits: Ben Eminger


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