7. Single Chair in Mad River Glen, Vermont, USA
Built in 1948 to carry guests up General Stark Mountain, the single chair is iconic in the world of chairlifts. Mad River Glenn is America’s only skier-owned major mountain and they keep the single chair alive thanks to a cooperative of dedicated mountain lovers.
You’ll be pleased to know that it was fully renovated in 2007 with new towers, foundations, electrics, cables and drive motors. It’s now a brand new lift but it keeps its old school look and charm. You can now do the one mile journey in just under nine minutes. Quite a bit quicker (and safer) than before!