Buller and Stirling
MT BULLER’S world-class snowmaking system has received a boost to the tune of around $500,000, with the purchase of a new submersible pump which will increase snowmaking capacity by 30 per cent and allow the resort to pump 800 litres of snow per second during peak periods.
Eight additional fully automatic snowmaking guns have also been purchased, to be installed on the southern side of Bourke Street, completing the automation of Mt Buller’s most popular ski run.
Also on the slopes, the muchloved Tirol T-Bar has received a major upgrade ahead of the 2015 season, with the existing diesel motor replaced by an electric version.
Not only will this improve the reliability of this lift, which has been operating since 1972, but further underpins the resort’s commitment to implementing environmentally friendly solutions on the mountain.
In the Village, visitors will have a brand new dining facility to visit in 2015, with the addition of an Asian food court.
Located within the Mt Buller Chalet Hotel and operated by Extragreen Travel, this new food court will offer Japanese, Chinese, Malaysian and Vietnamese food served in an open easy style for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The team from Australian Sled Dog Tours will return to Mt Buller this season with their large team of Siberian Huskies to offer a range of new tours and experiences for visitors, from a meet and greet with the dogs to an extended half-day tour.
Mt Stirling (a short car ride or stunning snowshoe walk from Mt Buller); offers visitors an authentic alpine adventure, with backcountry skiing and snowboarding, cross-country ski trails, snow camping, interpretive snowshoe walks and more.
Several improvements have been made to the Mt Stirling resort for 2015, with the visitor centre receiving a significant refurbishment, and a brand new café has commenced operation, offering wholesome organic food.
Mt Buller’s opening weekend on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, June, 6-8, offers free entertainment, live music and activities.
For further information, as well as accommodation bookings, visit mtbuller.com.au.
WINTER WONDERLAND: Mt Buller and Mt Stirling will again welcome visitors to the resorts and management is looking forward to a great snowbound season.