$5300 minimum is the minimum for the next bid, if I read their site correctly. I don't know where it started, but even the lottery chairs are $2500. Plus the $50 to get in the lottery.
They are going to raise a lot of money for non-profits with the auctions and lottery entry fees. Perhaps more importantly they are going to raise a lot of revenue to offset having to shut down for two months. $2500 x 100 = $250,000. That is not chump change. The retirement of the Pali lift will have a serious benefit for their bottom line this year.
Lift lines have been re-designed to keep people 6 feet apart. You will not be allowed to ride the lift with anyone not in your immediate party. Lift speeds will be slowed on Pali and Lenawee to remove the need for a staff member to bump chairs.
Pallavicini Lift (serving West Wall and Grizzly Road, while conditions last)
Black Mountain Express Lift
Montezuma, Beavers, Lazy J, Molly Hogan (lifts and terrain)