Snow at Mt Buller ahead of the 2014 snow sea­son

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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.”

PHOTO: Mark Woods­ford

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.

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