Fun on Bunn Run
POPULAR 7 News meteorologist Jane Bunn was at Mt Buller last Friday and had the honour of being the first to ski the run that carries her name.
The Bunn Run connects Wombat Run to the popular Wombat lift and was named after Jane this winter to mark her connection to Mt Buller as its official weather forecaster.
The run was previously known as Wombat extension and is ideally suited for intermediate skiers.
Buller Ski Lifts general manager Laurie Blampied said the ‘new run’ recognises the hard work put in by weathers forecasters such as Jane, who play a big part in the winter season.
She presented the weather at Mt Buller on Thursday night predicting around 10cm of fresh snow overnight – and she nailed the forecast with snowflakes falling on cue from 10pm through the evening and well into the next morning.
Jane was joined by Mt Buller legend and Olympic aerial ski champion Jacqui Cooper for a ski on the Bunn Run during the morning, the two sharing plenty of laughs on the chairlift and the slopes and even throwing a few cheeky snowballs at the Bunn Run sign to christen it.
“I was thrilled to ski down the Bunn Run for the first time, especially with an Olympian beside me showing the way,” said an effusive Jane.
“It’s quite amazing to have a ski run named after me.
“I never thought anything like this would ever happen.”
The fresh snowfall allowed the run to open for the first time and Jane and Jacqui were thrilled to be the first to test it out with a few neat turns.
Jane is a keen skier and this visit was perfect timing allowing her to get out on the snow before rushing back to Melbourne later that day to deliver her weather forecast from the Channel 7 studio.
PHOTO: Andrew Railton - Mt Buller
RUN FOR BUNN: Jane Bunn (right) and Jacqui Cooper at the official opening of the Bunn Run on Mt Buller last week.