R.I.P Boggy Creek t-bar – farewelled by Mt Buller legends

Photo credit: Mt Buller media

It was a nostalgic Sunday afternoon at Mt Buller yesterday as the Boggy Creek T-bar rolled for the final day. The trusty T-bar built in 1967 was farewelled in style by Ski Patrol before the lift was stopped for the final time at 5pm by Laurie Blampied, BSL General Manager.

Mt Buller ski patrol made a guard of honour for the final ride up the Boggy Creek T bar. The final T-Bar ride was taken by two legendary retired ski patrollers, Brian Singer and Donny Morgan, who served on the patrol for decades between them and enjoyed skiing in the Boggy Creek terrain.  

Hannes Grimus was also amongst the final group to ride the lift in honour of his late father Hans. Hans Grimus built the lift 52 years ago.

The old T is now set to be decommissioned in its current form making way for the new Mt Buller water storage dam. 

Boggy Creek T Bar
Buller Ski LIfts General Manager Laurie Blampied stops the Boggy Creek T-bar for the final time. Photo credit: Mt Buller media

Work on the dam is set to commence immediately on the close of the snow season at the end of September.  The new dam will deliver Mt Buller an additional 100ML of water for snowmaking and village supply.

R.I.P Boggy Creek T.

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