Mt Buller hosted Victoria’s very first ‘interschools’ competition back in 1958 when Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College started a winter tradition that has continued for over 60 years. Mt Buller is proud of its rich snowsports history and fosters future generations of skiers and boarders through events including Interschools at state and national level, a bustling Ski & Snowboard School seasonal program, race club and Olympic Training facilities for the Australian freestyle team.
Just a three-hour drive from Melbourne there are plenty of great reasons why Mt Buller is one of Australia’s most popular alpine resorts welcoming thousands of skiers and boarders to its slopes each winter.
The mountain boasts Victoria’s largest network of 22 lifts giving access to over 300 hectares of terrain with something for everyone. Mostly groomed runs cover the resort area and range from the wide gentle beginner slopes of Bourke St and Burnt Hut Spur to popular blue runs like Family Run and Shakey Knees and then plenty of challenges for those seeking bumps and steeps on the southern side of the mountain. A skilled park team builds and maintains a rider-cross course and two superb terrain parks at Koflers and Skyline enabling riders to progress with a range of features and jumps. As conditions allow super size jumps are also created later each season for experienced riders up on the Summit.
Mt Buller is continually innovating and improving the ski experience for guests and in 2019 Buller Ski Lifts will roll out a new 6-seater express lift replacing the Blue Bullet quad chair on Bourke Street. The resort can move a staggering 40,000 skiers and boarders up the slopes every hour when the network is in full operation. Winter 2019 will also see a dramatic transformation in the Village with a new pub and contemporary retail precinct as part of the Kooroora redevelopment.
Mt Buller takes snow seriously and that is why Buller Ski Lifts invested in Australia’s first SnowFactory back in 2017, the technology was a game changer for snowmaking and produces snow at any temperature. The SnowFactory, combined with over 240 conventional snowguns across the resort and a new water storage project, guarantees snow on the ground from opening weekend each winter and helps visitors book their ski holiday with confidence. There is even snowmaking support on the popular toboggan parks in the Village and Horse Hill to keep the kids sliding and smiling all winter. Mt Buller is also at the forefront with programs and improvements to preserve energy, water and ensure sustainable operations that support the fragile alpine environment.
One of the things people love about spending time at Mt Buller is our picturesque alpine village nestled right in the heart of the action. There are more on-mountain beds at Mt Buller than in any alpine resort in Australia so ski-in, ski-out is the way to go. Strolling to dinner at any one of the 40+ venues in the resort is easy and free shuttle buses are there for when ski-legs get weary. Guests love the convenience of skiing right to the village, the buzz of Twilight Sessions on the weekends, plenty of retail options and the huge range of accommodation from budget to bling. Visitors are often surprised at all the extras up here too like the alpine spa, sled dog experiences, indoor trampoline and climbing wall, massive cinema and well-stocked grocer.
The Mt Buller community is excited to again welcome the Victorian and National Interschools athletes and families for great times shared with good people in the mountains.
Everything you need to know about Mt Buller is all available online and in a few clicks you can book accommodation, lifts, lessons and more – www.mtbuller.com.au