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Mt Buller yesterday celebrated the opening of the 2018 snow season with skiing and boarding, fireworks and festivities.
Blue Bullet chairlift was turning, and Bourke St ski run opened at 9am with guests of all ages thrilled at making first turns on a soft cover of man-made snow. Grabbing first chair glory for 2018 were friends Aidan Bier, Matt Simons, Chloe Mc Donald and Henry Heron.
Overcast skies cleared during the day in time for the official celebrations in the Mt Buller Village Square. A crowd of over 500 gathered to enjoy traditional Mt Buller hospitality including hot chocolate, gluwein and roast chestnuts.
Mt Buller’s adorable sled dog puppies were a hit with guests, and a special delivery of man-made snow to Village Square saw the snowballs flying as kids relished the fun.
Winter Olympians Jakara Anthony, Anton Grimus, Belle Brockoff and Paralympian Mitch Gourley were joined by Mr Anthony Carbines, MP in declaring the 2018 season open. The skies lit up with a brilliant fireworks display, then crowds danced the night away to cover band, Chunky Jam.
Mr Carbines used the occasion to announce a funding grant of $7.5 million for the Mt Buller Water Storage Project through the Regional Infrastructure Fund (details available in separate release).
Blue Bullet is operating again today (Sunday) from 9am – 5pm for skiing, boarding and sightseeing. The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting snow throughout next week, from Tuesday. Channel 7’s Jane Bunn is predicting up to 50cms, which may see additional lifts open.
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