Breckenridge Ski Resort to auction old chairs from Rip’s Ride lift as it undergoes upgrade ahead of ski season

Crews at Breckenridge Ski Resort work to detach the double chairs from Rip's Ride on Peak 8 of the resort earlier this spring. The ski resort is now putting the old chairs up for auction in order to raise money for several local organizations.
Sarah McLear/Courtesy photo

For those who may not know, Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Rip’s Ride chairlift is in the process of being upgraded to a high-speed quad ahead of the 2022-23 season.

During the construction process, the lift’s previous double chairs were removed in order to be replaced with four-seater chairs.

Breckenridge Ski Resort is now offering 85 of the lift’s old double chairs to the community as part of an online auction. The auction will be held virtually and will open on Monday, Oct. 17, at noon and will close 24 hours later.

All proceeds raised from the Rip’s Ride chair auction will be donated to a series of local, community organizations including the Summit County Rescue Group, The Summit Foundation and the EpicPromise Foundation.

It is recommended that bidders preregister on the online auction site prior to the opening of the auction.

To register or place a bid, visit

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