Snow at Mt Buller ahead of the 2014 snow season
THE first snow for 2014 fell at Mt Buller on the last day of April, less than six weeks ahead of the official start of the snow season.
Residents and staff at the resort awoke to a beautiful winter wonderland with more than 3cm of fresh fluffy snow and temperatures below zero.
Mt Buller is looking forward to what is set to be another busy snow season in 2014 with the finishing touches being placed on a range of upgrades to ensure Mt Buller remains Victoria’s premier alpine resort.
New for the 2014 winter season are improvements to Victoria’s largest lift infrastructure with the addition of a new mid load of the Tirol T-Bar, the completion of the automation of snowmaking infrastructure on the northern side of Bourke Street, as well as refurbishment and facelift to the public day facility formerly known as Cow Camp Plaza.
Director of marketing, sales and business development for Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, Amber Gardner, was thrilled at the sight of the first snow fall.
“We have already received around 3cm of fresh snow and the Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting further falls on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” she said at the time
“We’re looking forward to what we hope will be a fantastic snow season, and are all doing some serious snow dancing as the white stuff falls from the sky.
“We’ve had a busy summer of events and activities and have been focusing on everything winter since the end of the mountain bike season on April 27.”
SNOW FUN: As the first fall of snow continued on Mt Buller at the end of April (from left) Nicki Donaldson (BSL), Katie Bowker and Gillian Dobson (ARMB) enjoyed tossing snowballs commemorating the start of what could be a great winter season.
TOP COACH: Jarrod Wouters (left) of Transition Snowbaord Camps (TSC) with Andrew Logan of Ski and Snowboard Australia at the recent awards night in Melbourne.