In life we hear feats of resilience, stories of grit and winning against misfortune. These are people who refuse to go down, compelled only to look up. Hans Grimus is one such a man. Estranged from Austrian parents, he arrived in Melbourne with 16-pounds in his pocket and a bag of carpentry tools in his hand.
With the heaviest snowstorms in Mount Buller in 1964, Hans courageously built lift towers, defied politics and helped create the finest ski resort in Australia. People called him a rogue, but Hans Grimus has simply done more with less and never looked down. He is an Australian pioneer known as 'The Austrian Cowboy'.