The best is yet to come this season on Buller
MT BULLER has continued to experience very strong visitation across the 2016 winter season, and to date the resort has welcomed more than 200,000 visitors, which is 27 per cent above the 10-year average for this time of the season.
“These high levels of day visitation has meant that additional transport has been required to ensure visitors can be transported safely to and from the Village, and additional staff have also been put on to assist customers around the resort,” said Mt Buller Mt Stirling RMB chief executive officer John Huber.
“We have had these additional services in place since the first big days were experienced, and will do so as far we see similar numbers of guests visiting the resort.
“As Mt Buller continues to grow in visitation year on year and demographics change there are new and unique challenges facing the resort, which will see us investigating ways to meet customers’ needs via a range of initiatives,” John said.
As the season continues so does the fun on the mountain.
Last weekend saw the annual Light Up The Night lantern ski run down Bourke Street all for a good cause.
Bourke Street lit up as hundreds of skiers and snowboarders carried coloured lanterns down the popular ski run during the annual ‘Light the Night’ event.
In the first ‘Light the Night’ event in Australia in 2016, the Mt Buller community came together to raise funds and awareness of blood cancer.
In overcast conditions lantern holders made their way down Bourke Street, providing participants and spectators with an uplifting and visually stunning event.
Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s annual fundraising event to help more Australians beat blood cancer by improving survival rates and quality of life.
Coming up next week are the Interschools Alpine and Moguls events where thousands of school children take part in racing in all disciplines of snow sports - competing at all levels.
And there is still more to come as winter entertainment just gets better at Buller.
Visitors can enjoy live entertainment on Mt Buller’s Village Stage every Saturday afternoon throughout August.
A range of free musical performances will be on display each week, providing visitors with a fun and musical vibe during the afternoon.
The full list of entertainers includes Saturday, August 20 – Soul Safari - gather around the Village Stage for a moving set from 2pm.
And on Saturday, August 27, Wadaiko Rindo will hit the stage - a high energy Japanese drumming group out of Melbourne.
Moving into September there is still the very popular 80s day when everyone dresses in their ‘fluoros’, the funnier Pond Skim event which has everyone in stitches of laughter, the judging of the Peak Pics competition, Buller X of course when conditions are just ‘perfect’.
For those not into the hard and fast paced skiing there are the gentler activities such as snowshoeing, snowgaining, telemarking, sled dog tours, a stroll through the sculpture park, visit the National Alpine Museum, say hello to the gnomes during a Gnome Roam or seek out the history of the mountain in the recently introduced Mt Buller History Hunt.
For more activities and fun to be had during the remainder of August and through September visit www.mtbuller.com.au.