Snow for Mel­bourne

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE - By LIZ WEBB

SNOW from Mt Buller will fall in Mel­bourne next month.

The Mt Buller Snow Fes­ti­val will be in Ash­bur­ton on Satur­day, Au­gust 3 from 10am to 2pm.

Now in it’s sixth year, the fes­ti­val sees snow trucked down to the Mel­bourne to cre­ate a small to­bog­gan run which is then su­per­vised by the Buller crew.

The Buller Ski Lifts (BSL) mar­ket­ing team shovel the snow into place, be­fore an­swer­ing all the usual ques­tions that first time snow visi­tors ask.

The Ash­bur­ton Traders As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent, Bob Sten­sholt said the event gave peo­ple a new per­spec­tive of win­ter.

“Gen­er­ally win­ter is un­pre­dictable and peo­ple don’t ven­ture out much due to the cold weather, but the Mt Buller Snow Fes­ti­val day has be­come a real fa­vorite in Ash­bur­ton and if it rains, it just adds to the win­tery at­mos­phere,” he said.

“Hun­dreds of fam­i­lies visit the street so that their kids can have a to­bog­gan ride, build a snow­man, throw the odd snow­ball and gen­er­ally en­joy the touch and feel of real snow.”

Ash­bur­ton traders get into the spirit of the day putting up Mt Buller posters, dec­o­rat­ing win­dows with snowflakes and dis­play­ing kids col­or­ing com­pe­ti­tion en­tries, all help­ing to cre­ate the feel­ing of life in the snow.

Mt Buller’s Blake the Flake and the Med­ibank Ice­house Skater Dude and Frosty the Snow­man en­ter­tain the crowds and there are plenty of give­aways – stick­ers, lol­lies, Buller in­for­ma­tion and much more this year in­clud­ing a street full of snowflakes.

Visi­tors to the Ash­bur­ton snow field can win a two day mid-week hol­i­day at Mt Buller with lift tick­ets, lessons and equip­ment hire pro­vided by Mt Buller and ac­com­mo­da­tion for two adults and two chil­dren pro­vided by the Ski Club of Vic­to­ria Mt Buller, the win­ner is drawn on the day.

WHAT’S THIS?: For many Mel­bourne chil­dren ex­plor­ing snow was a first time ad­ven­ture last year at the Ash­bur­ton Fam­ily Snow Day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.