Win­ter has ar­rived at Mt Buller

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MT BULLER is bustling with prepa­ra­tions for the of­fi­cial open­ing of the 2017 snow sea­son on June 10.

The first week­end of this win­ter sea­son will be par­tic­u­larly spe­cial for Mt Buller thanks to the re­sort’s new $1.6m Tech­noAlpin Snow­fac­tory which prom­ises ski­ing and board­ing on Bourke Street from the kick off.

Buller Ski Lifts gen­eral man­ager Lau­rie Blampied said the Snow­fac­tory is a game-changer for Mt Buller.

“Never be­fore have we been able to guar­an­tee guests ski­ing and board­ing from open­ing week­end,” he said.

“We are see­ing record early sea­son book­ings as a re­sult and it’s ter­rific for ev­ery­one in the re­sort who can look to June 10 with new con­fi­dence and cer­tainty that comes with snow on the ground.”

Mas­sive mounds of snow from the Snow­fac­tory were stock­piled on Bourke Street ski run prior to the nat­u­ral snow fall of this week, with en­thu­si­asts check­ing the Mt Buller we­b­cams daily to see the progress.

The pic­turesque alpine vil­lage will come to life for the long week­end cel­e­bra­tions with fes­tiv­i­ties both on and off the snow and plenty of en­ter­tain­ment to mark the start of the pop­u­lar win­ter sea­son.

Group mar­ket­ing man­ager, Mt Buller Mt Stir­ling Re­sort Man­age­ment, Gill Dob­son said “it’s ab­so­lutely buzzing up here as we pre­pare for an­other ex­cit­ing open­ing week­end”.

“We’ve got a slate of ac­tiv­i­ties, fire­works and live en­ter­tain­ment lined up right across the Queen’s Birth­day week­end for guests to en­joy,” Ms Dob­son said.

“I en­cour­age ev­ery­one to come and revel in the party at­mos­phere and get in those first spe­cial turns of the win­ter on our snow.”

Mt Buller is of­fer­ing even more this win­ter with the in­tro­duc­tion of Twi­light Ses­sions that will make mid-win­ter week­ends even longer in July and Au­gust.

On Satur­days and Sun­days the Vil­lage Snow­play Park will stay open for to­bog­gan­ing un­der lights and the Vil­lage will hum with live en­ter­tain­ment.

From July 8 - Au­gust 27 guests will en­joy ski­ing and board­ing as Bourke Street lights up un­til 8.30pm, in­clud­ing Aus­tralia’s first ‘un­der lights’ be­gin­ner lessons at the Ski and Snow­board School.

Dis­counted re­sort en­try af­ter 3pm and ex­tended car park shut­tle hours add up to the best ‘long’ week­end in the ski fields.

For a full list of open­ing week­end ac­tiv­i­ties go to­buller.

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