Fun on Bunn Run

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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.

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