Buller and Stir­ling

North East Tourist News - - Mansfield & District -

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.

PHOTO: An­drew Rail­ton, Mt Buller.

WIN­TER WON­DER­LAND: Mt Buller and Mt Stir­ling will again wel­come vis­i­tors to the re­sorts and man­age­ment is look­ing for­ward to a great snow­bound sea­son.

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