First Timers' Guide
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01 June 2018
UPDATED 1 JUNE: Happy FIRST DAY OF WINTER snowlovers! 8 days to go and the snowguns have been blazing - rolling out the white carpet for a big weekend of celebrations on the long weekend.
The SnowFactory stockpiles are getting HUGE so check the cams to see when Bourke Street is ready to roll.
You might also want to click through to snap up some deals on lift passes which are available from $64 for adults and just $36 for children (through to Year 12s)
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21 May 2018: The only thing Mt Buller loves as much as hitting the slopes for the first ski or snowboard of the season is celebrating with friends and revelling in the festivities and free activities over the long weekend. Mt Buller’s Village Square will come alive on Saturday June 9 for the Opening Season Celebrations from 3.30pm.
Kids will be entertained with free face painting, balloon twisting, monster bubbles, roving magician Lachlan Wilde and the always entertaining Animals of the Magical Mountains show, starring Blake the Flake and Mt Buller’s very own Barry the Mountain Pygmy Possum.
Village fire pits will warm one and all from the outside, complimentary winter warmers including roasted chestnuts, toasted marshmallows, hot chocolate and gluhwein will warm the insides. Free entertainment on the Village Stage from ‘Chunky Jam’ will keep everyone jumping before and after the traditional fireworks display as the sun goes down.
Local Winter Olympians and Paralympians Belle Brockhoff, Anton Grimus, Mitch Gourley and Jakara Anthony will help kick off the season and answer all your Olympic questions on the village stage prior to the fireworks.
The resort has been preparing for the start of the winter since mid-April when the SnowFactory began producing a huge stockpile of snow on Bourke Street. Buller Ski Lifts General Manager Laurie Blampied is looking forward to getting his skis back on, “Our snowmaking team fired up the SnowFactory a month ago and we’ve been watching the snow piles growing by the day. It boosts everyone’s confidence to know the SnowFactory ensures there will be snow to start the season in addition to what our conventional snowmaking and Mother Nature will deliver by June.”
Highlights of the season opening weekend program include special screenings of the adventure ski film ‘Finding the Line’ in the Mt Buller Cinema starring Aussie sisters Anna and Nat Segal on Saturday and Sunday nights, opening parties at The Ski Club of Victoria and Moosehead Bar.
Mansfield Shire residents will enjoy complimentary resort entry and day parking from Saturday – Monday.
Mt Buller is preparing for a jam-packed weekend with a little something for everyone as the community gather to welcome the official commencement of the snow season. To find out more check the Event Calendar, and why not book in and stay for all the festivities!
In June many accommodation houses offer Kids Stay Free packages and there are great early season passes and more on sale NOW. Get in early and buy online for the best prices all season.
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 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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