Victoria is back open after an amazing effort to get COVID-19 back under control.
Sure, it was not easy. But looking around the World at record daily case numbers across America and much of Europe and where would you rather be?
More importantly for skiers and boarders, the 2021 Victorian ski season is looking a safe bet.
Which after most people there missed the entire season in 2020 is great news.
The best Early Bird Season Pass deals expire at the end of the month, so get on and book those with confidence.
Buller Memberships are $899 adult, $499 child if you book by October 31. As we have acknowledged, Buller did their absolute best to stay open in the circumstances of 2020, racking up 44 days prior to lockdown, plus one final ‘bonus day’ in September. Their 2020 Season Membership refund policy was also one of the best customer relations excercises ever too.
The chances of you using the ‘global benefits’ of a Buller Membership are pretty slim given ongoing international travel restrictions, but if those change you also get:
- 50% discounts on single day passes at Mountain Collective resorts (excluding affiliates) during the 2020/21 northern hemisphere seasons, and the 2021 southern hemisphere snow season. Please check with each resort’s redemption requirements to claim your discount
- Free 3 consecutive day lift pass at Madarao Kogen Ski Resort (Japan) in the 2020/21 season. Apply here.
- 30% Discount at Kuma Lodge and Woodpecker Lodge, Madarao in the 2020/21 season
- Free 3 consecutive day passes at St. Anton am Arlberg (Austria) for the 2020/21 season when staying 6+ nights at a participating hotel. Apply here. Participating Hotels: Alkira Apartments, Hotel Maiensee, Arlberg1800 Resort, Antony’s Hotel.
Get your Buller Membership on the link here
For Hotham and Falls skiers and riders the Epic Australia Pass remains the World’s best ski pass value.
You get unlimited access at both the Victorian resorts and Perisher for 2021, plus a host of options that allow you to ski all season in 2021-2022 northern winter. By then international travel should be back on the agenda – check out our series on international Epic Pass destinations here.
It is still only $899 until the next price rise – those who got in earliest grabbed theirs for $859 – with $49 upfront. Free Epic Coverage is included with all passes.
As lucky NSW/ACT based skiers we had a decent season this year, thanks to Perisher staying open for 104 days plus some great back and side country. We’ll be stoked to add Victoria to our mix again next year!