If you want an Orange Chair – tell us about it! What does the Orange Chair mean to you and what is your greatest memory about it and Manning Park?
Hopefully, you have already heard the exciting news out of Manning Park Resort this year – we are taking down the iconic Orange Chair at the end of this season to be replaced in winter 2019/20with a brand-new quad chairlift! We are so excited about the new quad, but we also recognize how iconic and special the Orange Chair has been for our guests and Manning Park for the 49 years that it has been in service. Since we made the announcement that the Orange Chair will be taken down, we have been inundated with calls from our local community asking what will happen with the Orange Chair chairs once it is retired this year.
If you are interested in having one of these big hunks of metal that have a lifetime of memories on them, here’s how you can win one!
Was it the first chairlift you rode when you graduated from the Bunny Hill? Was it your first job to run it as a lift operator? Did you get engaged on it?
We want to hear your story (300 words or less) & to see a photo that commemorates your good memories of the Orange Chair.
We’ve got 3 chairs to give away in this contest.
Enter on Facebook by tagging @ManningParkResort or Instagram by using the hashtag #IRodeTheOrangeChair
The contest will run from February 25 – March 20th, 2019. Winners will be judged and chosen on March 21st.
Don’t have a great photo but still want a piece of history?
To apply to get a chair, you have to be online at the time and place noted, with credit card in hand, as well as some skill testing questions. The price is $250. Have your credit card, and your answers ready to go to copy and paste into the form in order to be processed as quick as you can. We’ve had a lot of interest in the chairs and we are expecting this to sell out quickly, so if you are keen, be ready!
So you didn’t win the contest, and you missed the First Come, First Serve Sale, well you still have two more chances to pay to have an iconic chair.
We have chosen 5 charitable organizations that live and play in Manning Park. You can bid for a chair from the organization of your choice, with 100% proceeds going to them! There will be 2 auctions of 5 chairs each: Auction 1: March 23-30, and Auction 2: April 1-6