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Ski Patrol Honor Guard For A Retiring Lift

Mt. Buller Ski Patrol Honor Guard For Boggy Creek T-Bar - Credit: Mt. Buller/FB
A fitting way to retire a lift that has serviced a mountain faithfully for 52 years.

In almost military fashion, the ski patrol of Mt. Buller, Australia raised their skis in salute to honor the last ride for the Boggy Creek T-bar, a lift that has been in use since 1967. As the lift ran out its final day, two of Mt. Buller's more notable ski patrol members and a relative of the man who built took rides before BSL General Manager, Laurie Blampied, closed down the lift for the last time.

From the news release from Mt. Buller;

"Mt Buller ski patrol formed a guard of honour for the final ride which was made by two legendary patrollers, Brian Singer, and Donny Morgan. Both Don and Brian have served on the patrol for decades between them and were delighted to share a final trip up the line sharing a quiet beer as they did so in the falling snow.

Hannes Grimus was amongst the gathering who got in a few nice runs in deep fresh powder as the storm kicked in delivering another 20cms to the cover in this extraordinary spring snowfall. Hannes took one of the last rides up the lift in honour of Hans Grimus who built the lift 52 years ago."

The lift has been decommissioned and is set to be removed to make way for a new water storage dam, which will increase the available water for Mt. Buller's snowmaking system. 
Buller Ski Lifts General Manager Laurie Blampied Stops The Boggy Creek T-bar For The Final Time - Credit: Mt. Buller/Harro

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