Spring is in the air at Mt Buller snow­fields

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HELLO AT BULLER: En­joy­ing this year’s fam­ily trip to Buller and their stay at Jung Frau Ski Lodge are (from left) Ol­lie (4), Jem (9), Imogen (2), Pa­trick (6) and Mia (11).

SPRING is just around the cor­ner but Mt Buller is gear­ing up for an all-white Septem­ber.

The moun­tain is cur­rently cov­ered in just un­der a me­tre of snow and is gear­ing up for what is set to be a snowy spring.

Septem­ber will see a huge range of events on the cal­en­dar, with the ABOM Mogul Chal­lenge and Subaru Aus­tralian In­ter­school Cham­pi­onships, the daz­zling ‘80s Day, as well as the Corona Ex­tra Pond Skim Na­tional Cham­pi­onships all hap­pen­ing through­out the month.

Two great events will hit the moun­tain on Satur­day, Septem­ber 5 – theABOM Mogul Chal­lenge and the ever so colour­ful ‘80s Day.

The an­nual ABOM Mogul Chal­lenge will see world-class freestylers and mogul en­thu­si­asts tackle the bumps on the Mt Buller sum­mit in a bid to win fan­tas­tic prizes.

Mt Buller will also re­visit the neon-coloured glory days of the 1980s, when the an­nual ‘80s Day cel­e­bra­tions hit the moun­tain.

Retro jack­ets and para­chute pants, flu­oro one-pieces, head­bands and sun­glasses, mul­lets and big hair will be on pa­rade as staff and guests gear up and take on one of the best eras of our time.

Cel­e­bra­tions will be held across the moun­tain, with a DJ at Koflers spin­ning 80s tunes through­out the day, a world record at­tempt for the most amount of one-piece ski suits in one place, and the an­nual 80s Après Party where there’ll be a DJ, prizes for the best dressed and more.

From Septem­ber 9 to 13, hun­dreds of school stu­dents from across the coun­try will gather at Mt Buller, when the re­sort hosts the 2015 Aus­tralian In­ter­school Snows­ports Cham­pi­onships, which sees stu­dents com­pete in a range of dis­ci­plines for na­tional ti­tles.

The Corona Ex­tra Pond Skim Na­tional Cham­pi­onships will re­turn to Mt Buller for the sec­ond time on Satur­day, Septem­ber 19.

Spec­ta­tors will en­joy see­ing par­tic­i­pants dressed in crazy cos­tumes skim across a tem­po­rary dam on Bourke Street, tak­ing on silly stunts to get from one side of the dam to the other.

Cel­e­bra­tions will con­tinue with après drinks and a bar­be­cue at the Corona Beer Gar­den on Bourke Street, with an af­ter party kick­ing on into the evening at Moose­head.

Di­rec­tor of mar­ket­ing, sales and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment for Mt Buller Mt Stir­ling Re­sort Man­age­ment, Am­ber Gard­ner, said spring is a fan­tas­tic time to en­joy a snowy break.

“Spring is all about fun in the sun at Mt Buller, with great deals, plenty of snow, sunny days and ex­cit­ing events tak­ing place in­clud­ing ‘80s Day, the ABOM Mogul Chal­lenge, as well as the Pond Skim Na­tional Cham­pi­onships,” Am­ber said.

“We’ve had such a fan­tas­tic sea­son here at Mt Buller and it’s not over yet – this fresh snow will see us through the fi­nal month in sen­sa­tional style. “Bring on a su­per spring.” Spe­cial of­fers on ac­com­mo­da­tion, park­ing and lift tick­ets, the Kids Stay Free pro­gram, a jam-packed event cal­en­dar and plenty of snow on the ground com­bine to cre­ate ideal con­di­tions for fun and fes­tiv­i­ties for ev­ery­one this spring.

“With great snow, up to 50 per cent off peak sea­son ac­com­mo­da­tion rates and up to 30 per cent off lift passes, we can’t think of a bet­ter place to be for the month of Septem­ber,” Am­ber said.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on Mt Buller, in­clud­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion deals, lift tick­ets and the events cal­en­dar, visit mt­buller. com.au.

See story on page 2. PHOTO: Belinda Alexan­der

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