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The buzz on Mt Buller

There’s always something new at Mt Buller and plenty of favourites to bring families back year after year.

Whether you’re looking for a quick dash to the slopes or a lingering family affair, Mt Buller’s slopes – just three hours from Melbourne – make for a magical winter wonderland experience. As the closest major ski resort to the Victorian capital, Mt Buller has something for everyone and this season will be even better. The terrain is magnificent – from the runs around Koflers, off Wombat, around Bull Run or off the Summit and everywhere in between – with trails to suit all abilities.

New on the mountain
Popular Bourke Street, a wide and welcoming beginners’ run, is set to be even more snowsure and reliable with the addition of eight new snowmaking guns. Across the resort, snowmaking capacity has increased by 30 per cent, able to pump out 800 litres of snow per second! That’s great for families no matter what time they come to ski and ride. Also this season, Buller will be tempting palates with a new Asian Food Court in the village. Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian and Vietnamese cuisine will all be found at the centre of the new facility on the third level of the Mt Buller Chalet Hotel.

Schussing with Snowscene
Make life easy by organising a package with a company who has been skiing the area for over 30 years. Kids stay free with Snowscene, with five-night packages from $1059 per adult and $195 per child. For all the details, visit www.snowscene.com.au

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Gnoming about and more
The ski-in, ski-out village is perfect for getting little ones on the slopes faster, and everyone will love doing the Gnome Roam, following close on the trail of Mt Buller’s mystical little folk. Download the app, grab a booklet from the Clock Tower and discover all about Buller’s resident gnomes. You’ll even find them inside, feasting on warm alpine treats and sipping at hot chocolates from keepsake gnome mugs. There’s also the opportunity for a furry encounter with the return of Australian Sled Dog Tours. New tours mean families will now be able to enjoy a meet and greet with the team of Siberian Huskies or an extended half-day tour. For even more on-snow adventure, there’s also snowshoeing, tobogganing, night skiing and snowgaining – high-altitude orienteering – for families who seek a challenge!

Mt Buller

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Information
www.mtbuller.com.au
www.snowscene.com.au


Mountain lowdown

Stats

Beginner 20%, Intermediate 45%, Advanced 35%

Lessons

Mt Buller has Bunyips for kids from three to six years, and Buller Kids for those seven to 14 years.

Childcare

From 12 weeks

Lifts

22

Terrain parks

Three

Opening date

Saturday 6 June 2015






Image credit: Andrew Railton

Image credit: Tony Harrington

Image credit: Andrew Railton



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