First Timers' Guide
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11 May 2022
Mt Buller welcomed two more Snow Factories into resort this week and is busy making growing stockpiles of snow with just weeks until the season kicks off.
Mt Buller is at the forefront in adopting snowmaking technologies and was the first resort in Australia to invest in a TechnoAlpin Snow Factory back in 2017.
The resort’s four factories are now a pillar in the snowmaking arsenal on Mt Buller that guarantee skiing and boarding for season opening regardless of early season temperatures and snowfalls. At full operation the Mt Buller factories can produce 550 cubic metres of snow every 24 hours.
The existing factories were fired up last week and the new additions are being quickly commissioned to ensure plenty of snow for the Village Toboggan Park and Bourke Street ahead of Queen’s Birthday Weekend.
The two factories were purchased as part of a $2.8m Alpine Business Support grant from Regional Development Victoria to help the resort recover from the impacts of bushfires and COVID-19. The grant also funded the development of five “docking stations” where the mobile factories can be located to make snow where it’s needed. The two factories, trailers and five docking stations cost approximately $1.8m and are an important part of the resort’s climate change adaptation strategy.
Mt Buller has been working on improving water and energy efficiencies when making snow as well as techniques to preserve snow to guarantee more skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing from June until October. The ability to reliably make snow is a game-changer giving certainty for guests and operators, especially at the beginning and end of the snow season when natural snowfalls can be less predictable.
As part of Mt Buller’s new tobogganing model aimed at improving safety and the visitor experience, one of the new factories is dedicated to supplying the popular Village Toboggan Park with hopes it can welcome guests for an early slide before the traditional Queen’s Birthday opening.
There is great excitement in resort as the snow piles are growing.
Weekend bookings for the 2022 season are at record levels and Mt Buller is encouraging visitors and locals to make the most of post-pandemic flexibility with work and travel to stay during mid-week where possible.
The off-peak periods off significant savings, more space on the slopes, a wide range of dining options and the fun of Wednesday Twilight Sessions with skiing until late under lights.
Just three hours' drive from Melbourne, Mt Buller is close enough for a day’s escape yet far enough away for a holiday. Mt Buller has everything you need for the perfect winter snow experience.
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Mt Buller offers a huge range of roles covering its operation and support functions with a focus on delivering an excellent experience for our guests
Available positions during the ski season include: Lift Operators, Ski Instructors, Chefs, Waiters, Bar Attendants, Kitchen Hands, House Keeping, Groomers, Ski Patrollers, Transport Drivers, Childcare Workers, Ski Patrollers, Guest Service Assistants, Retail Attendants, Hire Attendants and Car Park Attendants. Fixed Term and Permanent positions may also become available from time to time.
Mt Buller welcomes media visits all year round, and has a helpful and knowledgeable team on standby to assist you with your media requests.
Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management provides a range of services, permits and licenses to both resorts.
Buller Ski Lifts is proud to support numerous charities. Find out more about our focus on access to snowsports and at risk young people.
Alpine areas, which are those above the natural treelineand are covered by snow for roughly four months of the year, account for 0.15% of Australia’s total land mass. Alpine environments are therefore geographically rare and should be treated as special and unique places. Read about our environmental policies below.
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