Con­tenders are itch­ing to com­pete in ‘Buller X’

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WELL over half a me­tre of snow fell across Mt Buller in the fi­nal week of Au­gust rais­ing ex­pec­ta­tions and ex­cite­ment about the pos­si­bil­ity that the ex­treme ski event “Buller X” might get the con­di­tions needed to run.

Event founder and di­rec­tor Tony Har­ring­ton has been scop­ing the chutes and check­ing on the snow pack with the help of Mt Buller’s ski pa­trol and moun­tain op­er­a­tions crew in re­cent days and is op­ti­mistic.

“The snow is load­ing in there for sure,” said an en­thu­si­as­tic Har­ring­ton.

“I like the look of some more snow com­ing in early Septem­ber and hope­fully we can ‘yel­low’ light the event soon.

The con­tenders are itch­ing to com­pete and we just need the snow con­di­tions to load up and then the skies to clear so we can hold an in­cred­i­ble event.

“We’ll keep up­dat­ing the face­book and web­site as we get closer,” he said.

For details go to www.bullerx.com.au.

Lo­cal skiers in­clud­ing Olympian An­ton Grimus, Watkin McLen­nan and Nat Se­gal are among the line up to com­pete in this new elite level event.

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