Chair on Chester Bowl chair lift stolen

By KBJR News 1

Chair on Chester Bowl chair lift stolen

November 1, 2013 Updated Nov 1, 2013 at 7:07 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- The Chester Bowl chair lift is missing a chair after it was taken down for maintenance.

Thom Storm, executive director of the Chester Bowl Improvement Club says the chair was stolen sometime in the last week.

Storm says it would cost about $14,000 to get a new chair made for the 35-year- old lift.

With one less chair on the lift, 200 skiers per day will not be able to get to the top of the slope.

"There's a total of 32 chairs, it takes two minutes to go up the hill and 2 minutes to go down, so every four minutes 2 more people would be able to go up the hill which equates to 30 people an hour that we wouldn't be able to serve otherwise," said Storm.

If anyone has any information about the wearabouts of the chair, people are encouraged to contact the Duluth Police Department.

Storm says they continue to do maintenance on four other chairs and hope to open the slopes mid December.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.