George Kruger Passes Away

Very sad to hear, he did so much for Magic and many other mountains.

From Magic's latest update: "One final, very sad note. I learned yesterday that George Kruger, our partner and lift contractor who brought back Black Chair last year and made progress this year on installing the Green Lift, unexpectedly succumbed to his battle with cancer and passed on. He was a good friend, so knowledgeable of these lifts, and cared so much about trying to get back here from Maine to finish the job. Alas, that will not happen. George was a ski patroller here in the early days of Magic and even helped work on the installation of the Red Chair, which ignited his life long passion for installing and repairing ski lifts. It wasn't just a job for George. Skiing was life. And, he's now free to ski again in heaven. Farewell George, and save us a spot in line for the lift up there (a nice fixed-grip double!)."
- Sam


  • I first met George in Sun Valley, ID in 1978. Friends for almost 40 years. He was a true Champion of the small ski area which lead him back to New England.
    Dive deep, George.
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