Racing into another season
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.