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PB (and Guthega) history and old tows

Discussion in 'Perisher' started by Bogong, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. GlendaN

    GlendaN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    There used to be a lodge on the right a little way after Ski Rider in the wide open flattish area. After it was demolished (in the 80s?) there were some stone foundations still visible for a few years but all trace is gone now unfortunately. Does anyone know anymore?
     
  2. SnowRabbit

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    It was called Illabunda I think. As far as I recall they were given a spot up in the resort as a swap
     
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  3. SnowRabbit

    SnowRabbit One of Us

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    According to 'Highway to Heaven' the book by Peter Southwell-Keely it was the lodge of the Port Kembla Ski Club and lasted until 1986
     
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    Skiex Hard Yards

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    Yes, it was Illabunda, a new lodge was built in Perisher for the 1986 Ski season. There is some history on the Lodge website.
     
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  5. GlendaN

    GlendaN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Thanks SnowRabbit and Skiex I think a few all went at a similar time like Perisher View above as a part of a policy by NPWS to move all lodges into the resort villages but I wondered about the history. Will look it up. It's a pity when history is lost.
     
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  6. Polland

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    Fantastic ! Thank you, I remember as a teenager in the mid to late 80’s, a lodge being there, great to have some photos to trigger the memories.
     
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  7. Nightskywatcher

    Nightskywatcher One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Don't know whether this has been posted before. Found this great old map on the wall in the Sundeck.

    Pre-decimal, but not sure by how much.

     
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    1963-64 as shows the Thredbo to Charlotte chair lift?
     
  9. GlendaN

    GlendaN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Is that @robbo mcs tree on the map? It seems to show the Man from Snowy River Hotel and it opened in 1960 so after then.
     
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  10. robbo mcs

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    That is @rocketboy tree:D After looking, We decided the highest tree is just West of the top of Vista run, near top of mt p. There are actually half a dozen stunted trees there. That is the one shown on that old map. However, that is outside of current resort boundaries. My tree is more to the south, and the highest in the resort, I think:) That one is a single tree, and very stunted.

    Love that old map:D
     
  11. GlendaN

    GlendaN One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    I love the history too. Will definitely have a look at the trees next year :)
     
  12. Slowman

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    Great map. Thanks for posting. I think it’s a bit later than 1963/4 as it seems to show the just removed old chairlift to Merrits Spur at Thredbo and the old duplex T-Bar up there. They built them in 1968. Being ancient I can recall they left the chair to Charlotte’s on maps for some years after it stopped operating.
     
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  13. Chookfooter

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    The map could also be showing planned facilities too, but I think it is fair to say it was mid 60's, maybe even even before 14/2/66.
     
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  15. GlenH

    GlenH One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Can anyone recall when the mid-station on The Ridge chairlift was taken out?

    I recall it didn't get much use?
     
  16. robbo mcs

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    It was dismantled a long time ago, probably 10 years or more. I never saw it being used for customers. Occasionally you would see a patroller or training mogul skiiers jump off on the mid station ramp.
     
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    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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    I remember the mid station being used in early 2006.
     
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