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Bull Run Midload

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by sbt99, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. sbt99

    sbt99 Hard Yards

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    I can't see the need for the old bull run midload about 100m up from the bottom. Why and when did it exist/get removed? I am aware this is referencing an area of buller that has been often stated to 'not exist'.
     
  2. benzerknees

    benzerknees Hard Yards

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    It was put in when the lift was built. I imagine it was thought it could be used with low snow levels. Of course Wood Run and Bull Run now have a road running across the runs to take you to a mid load that never loaded anyone.
     
  3. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    To be fair that bottom section is usually the section that gets rooted the most, so there probably was some scope for the midload initially. But yeah the lift is short enough anyway, no use for it.
     
  4. cqen2l

    cqen2l Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Was a T bar last time I was at Buller.
     
  5. Rush

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    Was it ever used?
     
  6. Bullerdonk

    Bullerdonk Hard Yards

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    I'd say that if you can make it down to the last 100m you can probably make it to the bottom, no need for it + doubt it was used
     
  7. soda

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    With so many redundant mid loads at Buller its really like there was a set policy for a period of time to always include. Obviously better snow making and snow farming practices have rendered most of these useless particularly the lower ones like Bull Run & Wombat.
     
  8. Greatfox

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    Certainly the mid load at Wombat has only been made redundant in the last couple of years with the addition of snowmaking all the way down to the return (bottom for all the non-lifties) station
     
  9. Vermillion

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    And favourable early-season snowmaking conditions to get that trail blasted. Dont forget there's similar snowmaking down whiskey creek too and it doesnt get used often. If we didnt get those cold temps early in June to get the trail down it really makes it tough in a low-snow year to get down to the bottom.