Lift chairs selling



Queenstowners have a chance to bag themselves a bit of skifield history, simultaneously helping out two local charities.

The Remarkables is selling off its old Sugar Bowl quad chairs from tomorrow morning — all the money raised will go to the Wakatipu Youth Trust and Cancer Society.

Ski area boss Ross Lawrence says he’s stoked to be able to support the charities, particularly given Covid put paid to its normal fundraisers, like the ‘Run up the Road’ on Daffodil Day.

The old chairs will come as they are, with the arm still attached, but could make great garden furniture ‘‘or a feature piece in the living room with a little creativity and elbow grease’’, Lawrence says.

“There will be lots of people who have fond memories of their time riding the old Sugar Bowl chair and it’s a unique piece of equipment people can turn into something pretty cool.”

The chairs cost $150 each and go on sale at 9am tomorrow from