Snow for Melbourne
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.