The Buller fires of January 2007 came perilously close to burning down our gorgeous mountain. That would have probably meant limited skiing this season as it would have not just knocked out the lift system, but also made for very dangerous tree skiing!!!
Anyway, thanks to Paul Austin and Peter and Jenny Geels for these pics which were captured during a Committee meeting held at the Lodge second weekend in February to assess things, and also whipper snipper and prune around the Lodge, at which time the Committee also attended an all-in barbecue to thank all the fire-fighters and other mountain staff for their awesome effort in saving our Lodge, and all the others of course.
Our president, Robyn Cracknell, presented a cheque for $3000 on behalf of all 30 Lodge members to the fire-fighters as a small token for putting their lives on the line and ensuring that we can again ski-in and ski-out of Buller’s best lodge!