Sea­son gets started

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Regional Extra - - News -

WHILE there are few of­fi­cial events hap­pen­ing at Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller at present, there are plenty of op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­joy ski­ing, snow­board­ing and more across the re­gion.

Last week­end saw the of­fi­cial open­ing of snow sea­son, and thou­sands headed to the var­i­ous re­sorts to en­joy the early win­ter snow.

At Mt Buller, Re­sort Man­age­ment group mar­ket­ing man­ager Gill Dob­son said the moun­tain had had “an amaz­ing start” to the sea­son, with early snow­falls mean­ing ski­ing could be had be­fore the ac­tual of­fi­cial sea­son open­ing.

While no snow­falls had been re­ported at Mt Buf­falo at the time of go­ing to press, Parks Vic­to­ria staff be­lieve snow will fall soon in the area.

Dur­ing the snowy months, the moun­tain is ideal for snow play, to­bog­gan­ing, snow­shoe­ing and cross coun­try ski­ing and dur­ing win­ter, has ar­eas of snow at Dingo Dell and Cresta Val­ley to en­joy, as well as un­groomed cross coun­try ski­ing trails.

There is also a a café and day shel­ter at Dingo Dell. On Thurs­day, June 15 sea­sonal

road clo­sures will take place on the fol­low­ing roads at Mt Buf­falo: from just past the Cresta car park to The Horn. Vis­i­tors want­ing to ac­cess The Horn can do so by walk­ing or ski­ing ap­prox­i­mately 6km re­turn.

Keep an eye on snow cams, in­clud­ing www.mt­buf­falo­cam.com.au, or ask at your lo­cal ski hire busi­ness or tourism in­for­ma­tion cen­tre to find out cur­rent snow lev­els at Mt Buf­falo.

For up to date in­for­ma­tion about what is hap­pen­ing at lo­cal moun­tains this win­ter, see: Falls Creek: www.ski­falls.com.au

Mt Hotham: www.hotham.com.au Mt Buller: www.mt­buller.com.au

Mt Buf­falo: park­web.vic.gov.au

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