OWN A SEAT OF SKIING HISTORY
Nearly a half a century ago, when the snowflakes first graced the slopes of Buck Hill, a new chairlift was erected. It wasn’t just any chairlift – this one bore the weight of dreams, aspirations, and countless memories. For illustrious years, the Center Chairlift has been an integral part of Buck Hill and the broader Midwest Community. Can you imagine the countless stories whispered into its seats, the silent witnesses to many a skier’s first races or a snowboarder’s first runs?
The Center Chairlift at Buck Hill holds a history enriched by legends. This was the home hill of iconic figures like Lindsey Vonn, Kristina Koznick, Tasha Nelson, and a plethora of other US Ski Team and US Olympic Team members. As they honed their craft, this very chairlift embraced them, supporting their journey to the top, time and time again.
And now, dear snow enthusiasts, an unparalleled opportunity awaits. As times change, so does the fabric of our memories. Buck Hill’s Center Chairlift, having served its purpose with unwavering loyalty, has retired, making way for the future. But you have the rare chance to preserve a fragment of this glorious past.
We are honored to announce the official auction of 52 of these historic chairlift chairs. Each chair is not just a piece of metal and wood; it’s a vessel of dreams, echoing with the laughter and determination of skiers and snowboarders spanning close to five decades.
The auction begins on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. CST and will conclude a week later on Wednesday, October 25th, at 5:00 p.m. CST. The cherished chairlift chairs will be available for pick-up on Friday, October 27th, 2023.
Imagine the joy of gifting a piece of skiing history to a loved one, or the warmth of integrating it into your own home. Let it stand as a tribute to the sport, the passion, and the undying spirit of snow enthusiasts.
In the ebb and flow of life, moments like these, where history intertwines with the present, are fleeting. Don’t let this opportunity slide by. Secure a piece of Buck Hill’s legacy, and in doing so, preserve the memories of countless champions and enthusiasts for generations to come.
Bidding starts on Wednesday, October 18th, 2023 at 9:00 a.m. CST and concludes on Wednesday, October 25th at 5:00 p.m. CST.