Who needs some great deck chairs or benches? Need a comfortable rocker for your front porch? We make the best chairs you can find and ship and deliver anywhere! Let us know what style you like and we can build your now! It’s still late winter/early Spring so order up now before the full price summer season arrives! Call us now for a quote #719-375-2113, or shop on our website www.coloradoskichairs.com.
We also now have chair lift benches replicas made to the original specifications of the old 2-person chairlifts you’ve seen around for years. They’re made into beautiful functional benches, perfect for any home, condo, cabin or lodge! They’re very similar to the original chair lift chairs made by RIBLET, which are still around in MANY ski resorts across the country!
The original chairlift benches are super rare and really hard to get now, but you can buy one of ours and own a piece of history forever with the same style they used for years and years in almost all the double chair lifts across the states, no matter where you grew up skiing! Plus we’ve taken the trouble to make the custom base for you as well so it’s actually usable, comfortable, stable, sturdy and ready to enjoy now! It won’t end up as an expensive, annoying project sitting in your yard or lawn that you never get around to finishing, just buy the completed one now!
History on these old double chairlift chairs: The Riblet Tramway Company of Spokane, Washington, which operated for 95 years, from 1908 to 2003, was once the largest ski chairlift manufacturer in the world. Riblet built its first chairlift in 1938 at Mount Hood, Oregon. They built more than 400 lifts, particularly in Washington, Oregon, Colorado and California, and as far away as Australia. They have the most double chair lifts operating in the U.S. Byron Riblet died in 1952, but the company boomed with the postwar rise of ski resorts and prospered until early 2003 when the firm announced that it was no longer viable and would go out of business.
Riblet chairlifts can be found in many places still in service, though the majority have been removed. The table below contains the chairlifts in COLORADO only, documented by SkiLifts.org as of December 28, 2007. More Riblet chairlifts may be in existence, though some listed below may have already been removed. There is a grand total of 160 existing Riblet chairlifts and 103 that are no longer installed.
Riblet Lifts in Colorado:
Resort NAME # Remaining #Retired
Aspen Mountain 1 4
Aspen Highlands 0 9
Breckenridge Ski Resort 6 2
Buttermilk 0 1
Crested Butte Mountain 2 1
Durango Mountain 3 0
Hesperus 1 0
Keystone Resort 0 2
Powderhorn ski area 0 1
Aspen/Snowmass 5 2
Vail Ski Resort 3 3
Winter Park Resort 1 4
So, own a piece of history with our beautifully replicated ski chair lift benches that are just as beautiful and functional as the chairlifts you grew up on!
We can ship or deliver anywhere as well, just ask! BUY NOW
Colorado Deck Chairs & Benches- Now is the time to buy and save!