New $6 million high speed chairlift for Mt Buller

Mt Buller. Pic Mt Buller Media.

Mt Buller skiers and snowboarders will enjoy a new, faster ride up Bourke Street next winter with the exciting announcement of a $6 million, 6-seater high-speed chairlift for season 2019.

The new lift replaces the legendary Blue Bullet quad chairlift with an upgrade to a larger and faster 6-seater.  This means less time waiting in lines and more time on the snow for Mt Buller skiers and boarders.

“In 1983 Blue Bullet 1 & 2 were the first high-speed detachable quad chairlifts in the world” said Laurie Blampied, General Manager Buller Ski Lifts. 

“Local skiers and boarders will be a little sad to see Blue Bullet go as it’s been a big part of our mountain, but after moving a staggering 500,000 guests every winter – that’s 17 million passengers in its 34 year lifetime – we think it’s time to retire. 

There isn’t another chairlift in Victoria that has carried more passengers.”

This will be the fourth new chairlift added to the network at Mt Buller since 2005.

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