Photo: Cabin in the High Country
As a premier alpine resort, Mt Buller offers a range of activities and experiences for those looking for a day away from their skis. Fun on the snow continues with snowshoeing, tobogganing and snowtubing, while facilities off the slopes include Australia’s highest cinema, an alpine spa retreat, the National Alpine Museum and an indoor sports complex.
Mt Buller has the largest chair-lifting capacity of any Victorian Alpine resort, with the ability to move 40,000 skiers per hour. It is also regarded as a popular destination for international visitors, with Mt Buller being the home to the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia (OWIA).
While Mt Buller is renowned for its fantastic skiing and boarding, there are a host of other activities that can be enjoyed during winter. Cross-country skiing, Night skiing, Tobogganing, Figgles, build a snowman, enjoy a relaxing massage or scale the heights of Mt Buller’s indoor climbing wall, there is something for everyone at Mt Buller this winter.
Scenic chairlift ride: Don’t forget to pack your camera! You don’t have to be a skier or boarder to be able to explore the mountain. Foot passengers can enjoy Mt Buller’s spectacular views from the Horse Hill and Blue Bullet 1 and 2 Chairlifts.
Snowtubing: Mt Buller’s snowtubing park offers a fun snowplay experience for the whole family. Free with any lift ticket, snowtubing involves sitting or lying on an inflated rubber tube that spins down the channels of the snowtubing park. Mt Buller’s snowtube park is located near the top of Horse Hill chairlift.
National Alpine Museum: Over the decades Mt Buller has evolved from a cattleman’s run into Australia’s premier alpine resort. Learn about the mountain’s fascinating origins and marvel at an eclectic collection of ski memorabilia at the National Alpine Museum.
Snow shoeing: Donning a pair of snow shoes is the perfect way to explore the winter wonderland that is Mt Buller. Suitable for all ages, snow shoeing is as easy as walking.
Whether you want to trek to the summit to watch a glorious sunset or explore the Mt Buller backcountry playground with deep snow among the trees, you’ll discover a side of the mountain you haven’t seen before. Snow shoes can be hired from one of the many on-mountain rental outlets. Guided snow shoe tours are also available from the Snowshoe Guru.
Location - Mt Buller Alpine Resort lies approximately 248 kilometres northeast of Melbourne; 772 kilometres (10 hours drive) from Sydney; 900 kilometres (10 hours drive) from Adelaide; and a five-hour flight/drive from Brisbane.
Getting there - Snowfields at Mt Buller are very accessible, a pleasant three-hour drive from Melbourne taking either the Hume Highway or the Melba Highway through the beautiful Yarra Valley.
The closest ski resort to an international airport, Mt Buller Alpine Resort has the advantage of servicing interstate guests efficiently and at great value prices. Mt Buller’s central booking agency, High Country Reservations, can package airfare and coach transfers to the resort or other travel alternatives such as luxury limousine, helicopter and the Buller Bullet - a five star coach. Call High Country Reservations on 1800 039 049 for bookings and information.
V/Line also operates a coordinated coach service with Mansfield Mount Buller Buslines, offering snow packages to get customers to and from Mt Buller. For information phone V/Line on 136 196
Altitude - Mt Buller’s summit rises to an altitude of 1,804 metres above sea level. The Mt Buller Village stands tall at a height of 1,600 metres.
Skiing statistics - Mt Buller reaches a snow making coverage of 74 hectares and 18 kilometres of resort trails through the use of cutting edge snow-making technology. Slopes at Mt Buller vary from gentle and groomed to fast and steep.
Mt Buller offers 263 hectares of ski area, including three fully-designed and maintained Terrain Parks, earthframed half pipe, and a dedicated rail park. The longest ski run at Mt Buller is 2.5 kilometres with an average snowfall of 1.5 metres.
Stay at quaint lodges, luxury hotels or budget accommodation and ski straight from the slopes to the front door at Mt Buller.
In addition, Mt Buller has upgraded its snowmaking system on the Summit to become fully automated, producing a greater quantity and quality of snow. The facility greatly enhances and expands the available ski area.
With more than 7,000 beds, Mt Buller offers visitors the largest range of on-mountain accommodation in Victoria. Mt Buller has a wide selection of apartments and lodges ranging from budget to deluxe in style.
For further information about Mt Buller, accommodation, snow conditions and other info, call 1800 039 049. For even more information, you can call:
Parks Victoria Information Centre Phone 131963
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