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The lost Buller files...

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by VSG, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. VSG

    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    Actually rode those beauties......
     
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    miss_b_haven One of Us

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    where she's a Heavenly body amidst Heavenly bodies
    Person riding lower left poma; too cool to hold on! LOL
     
  3. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty

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    Its ok for women, blokes need to hold the poma
     
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    DbSki Old n' Crusty

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    And if you rode them in later half of 81 season I handed you the poma you rode.
     
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    miss_b_haven One of Us

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    I wasn't even a twinkle amidst the constellations in those harsh times, when you had to walk to and from the snow every day, in bare feet, and uphill in both directions.

    :out:
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sure did!
     
  7. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty

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    I was on Baldy 2 summit access when Joe (foreman) went on breaks, but mostly Howqua about mid Aug onwards.
    Because I moved to Orange from Blue the best gigs were taken so I got Howqua which was the shit gig but that was a bit of a badge thing among towies getting the prime lifts for the season, but I liked it because Kofflers was nearby so I got hot food and drink for morning and arvo smoko (ride the shovel up the track).
    And in bad weather the handle reached the shack door so I could stand inside and pull pomas.
    Like Bk St, got 10 min smoko I used to bolt to the old Abom and scoff an apple mogul and hot choc and sprint back to Baldy 2.
    Times I ran other lifts like Shakey and TiroI got hungry and ronery.
    I liked lifts that had riders all day or I got bored and cold standing around.
    Top of Grimus for a week I nearly went mad with boredom.

    If I was working lifts Id be pushing to get one near a food outlet with constant steam of riders all week to interact with, specially the girl variety.
    The black run lift riders were all sweaty agro men back then.
    Bk St was full of girl beginners.
     
  8. VSG

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    Probably July 1981, big big dump of snow...
     
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    VSG Crayon Master Moderator

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    This was 1981. From my post, a few pages back in this thread. @DbSki @CarveMan

    I rode Orange lifts, by choice. Friends from UniMelb lodge said better than Blue. Better parts of mountain.

     
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    DbSki Old n' Crusty

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    One good thing about the old village square was you could straight line from Cham down the road and make it across to the Bk St chair to get on.
     
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    LW1 First Runs

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    Flashback to the start of last season. This was taken on Syd-Melb Flight, 16th June 2017
     
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    Similar angle, late April 2018
     

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    Walking past an op shop today and this caught my eye. $10 #value. Painted by reg cox in 1978. Will look good on the wall at DP - reminding me of where I cut my teeth at Buller. Good memories

     
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    Lockdown boredom and going through the archives. A few pics from 2012/13.

    Those Tyrol tiers will get you!


    Ambitious


    This was just below the village - not a good start to the drive home
     
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    emkae One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Those "Angle Parking" signs can cause confusion...
     
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    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Drifting uphill always safer than downhill.
     
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    Blue Lifts uniform & Orange lifts jumpers
     
  20. Longbow man

    Longbow man First Runs

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    i ran the summit double pomas in 1982 & 1983
     

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  21. Longbow man

    Longbow man First Runs

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    building the Sun Valley Poma top section lifting married cable into position onto wheel 1980
     

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    You wouldn't have any photos of the top station? I understand the drive was at the top which I've never seen before on a poma lift and there's a million of the bloody things in France.
     
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    bottom station Sun Valley & top drive station room-many more on file
     

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    Yes please - keep them coming :thumbs:
     
  25. LiveToSki

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    As mx said - keep them coming but can you post then as full images not just thumbnails?
    I assume you were a lift builder?
     
  26. Timmossy

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    Thanks, unusual Poma lift this one. Top station is not your traditional type where it’s usually essentially hanging in the air. Still cannot work out how the drive works, perhaps the motor is yet to be installed in that photo of the top station. I’m guessing the counter weight was at the bottom behind the bottom station.
     
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    Timmossy One of Us

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    Would be great if they could properly be scanned in too. These are great shots of history I’d hate to get lost.
     
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