Rac­ing into an­other sea­son

Mt Buller News - - NEWS -

FOR three months of ev­ery year, and for more than 30 years one of the re­gion’s proud­est sport­ing clubs comes to­gether for the snow sea­son at Mt Buller.

The Mt Buller Race Club (MBRC) has played a sig­nif­i­cant role in the de­vel­op­ment of snow sports ath­letes that com­pete at state, Aus­tralian and in­ter­na­tional lev­els, in­clud­ing the Olympics.

Club par­tic­i­pa­tion is at its high­est level com­pris­ing 167 skiers, 25 snow­board­ers, 24 mas­ters ath­letes sup­ported by 28 coaches from Aus­tralia, Europe and North Amer­ica.

The MBRC coaches, staff, com­mit­tee and par­ents pro­vide a great en­vi­ron­ment for the ath­letes to pros­per through­out the sea­son which starts on July 1.

This sea­son sees a much needed ren­o­va­tion and face lift to the MBRC club­house.

Club mem­bers con­trib­uted their time and ex­per­tise to im­prove the fa­cil­ity and to en­sure the works were com­pleted be­fore open­ing week­end.

The sea­son also wel­comes a new pro­gram di­rec­tor - Richard Haslau.

Richard has spent many years on the moun­tain and with MBRC.

Ja­cob Hochre­i­ther fills Richard’s pre­vi­ous role as alpine head coach.

Manny Blomeier com­pletes the head coach­ing team by re­turn­ing to his role as head snow­board coach.

Af­ter a two year ab­sence the In­ter­na­tional FIS Slalom races re­turn to Mt Buller on Au­gust 1 and for the first time there will be two FIS skier cross races in the same se­ries.

These races at­tract our best Aus­tralian and world ranked in­ter­na­tional skiers to Mt Buller and will be hosted by MBRC and Buller Ski Lifts.

Ex­pec­ta­tions of a great sea­son are height­ened by the new Buller Ski Lifts snow mak­ing fac­tory.

This to­gether with im­prove­ments to tra­di­tional snow mak­ing un­der­pin con­fi­dence that the sea­son will be an­other great one.

A new pur­pose built start hut on one of Aus­tralia’s premier ski runs - Lit­tle Buller Spur - will im­prove ski rac­ing and is a wel­come ad­di­tion to the FIS Slalom races and the Vic­to­rian and Na­tional In­ter Schools com­pe­ti­tions.

When you are at Mt Buller on any day say hello to one of our many ath­letes.

They’re the chil­dren in the bright red race jack­ets train­ing or rac­ing on the moun­tain and you never know, they may well be our next Olympian.

For more in­for­ma­tion about us and this sea­son visit mt­buller­race­club.com.au.

RAC­ING: Sasha Cadariu races in a slalom event in Ger­many over the South­ern Hemi­sphere sum­mer. LIKE HOME: The club­house of the Mt Buller Race Club has had a makeover dur­ing the sum­mer break and looks just like ‘home’.

WE’RE HERE: Mem­bers of the Mt Buller Race Club num­ber well over the 100 mark and still grow­ing - all are ready for an­other sea­son.

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