TSV auctions chairlifts to benefit Hurricane Harvey survivors


In 1973 and in 1976, Lifts 5 and 6 were installed at Taos Ski Valley by mountain crews who dug all the tower holes by hand and mixed and poured their own cement. The labor of love that erected those lifts has lasted more than four decades. But this fall, TSV retired the chairlifts, making room for a new lift. TSV management got creative with the fate of the chairs, offering the chairs for sale at $200 each with the revenue generated bound for survivors of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

The idea was popular. The ** chairs sold out in about a day, with season pass holders and TSV employees buying them up. "We have a wait list now in case someone decides they don't want a chair," said Skylar Kraatz, TSV spokesperson.

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Greater Houston Community Foundation’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. “We have a strong synergy and relationship with the folks in Texas,” said John Kelley, Director of Operations at Taos Ski Valley. “Donating the proceeds from the Chairlift Sale is our way of supporting those affected by Hurricane Harvey.”

To learn more about the Relief Fund, visit https://ghcf.org.