Good news for Buller fans as Melbourne’s ‘home mountain’ fires up the snow guns (well, the snow factory to be precise) to start building that base for the season opening. Hey if you guarantee snow for opening day, better get on with making it right?
The fact a couple of natural snowfalls have whitened Buller up recently is a bonus to chill things down, but not part of the main game. As we reported Thursday, April snowfall is no indicator of the season ahead – can be a good omen, can be a bad one.
It’s only April but Mt Buller is busy making lots of snow and counting down to the eagerly-awaited start of the snow season. This week the mountain received a second snowfall in as many weeks; a teaser for skiers and snowboarders impatient to get back on the slopes.
The cold snap brought a light cover of fresh snow earlier this week and Mt Buller’s ‘SnowFactory’ is helping out with huge mounds of snow now taking shape on the Bourke Street ski run.
Get on and watch it grow on the live cam link here.
The Queen’s Birthday weekend (12-14 June) is when snow-lovers celebrate the beginning of the snow season however Mt Buller is pulling out all stops to stockpile snow and get guests sliding earlier if conditions allow.
Mt Buller’s SnowFactories can make snow in any conditions and produce up to 330m3 of snow per day, building an important stockpile to build a base for skiing, boarding and snowplay.
Resort staff are busy with winter preparations and eager to welcome guests back to the slopes. Many alpine businesses are on the hunt for workers with numerous positions available for chefs, cleaners, retail, maintenance and administration.
Mt Buller is seeing very strong forward bookings and is urging anyone keen to get to the snow this winter to make reservations early to avoid disappointment. Accommodation, multi-day lift passes, resort entry, parking and lessons can all be booked online now at mtbuller.com.au
This weekend marks the final days of the summer mountain bike season with a festival atmosphere at the Blue Dirt BlowOut on the trails and the last days of shuttle services before they close for the winter.