Spirited start to winter
AFTER the fun of opening weekend, there are now plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fun at the alpine resorts and mountains in the area.
While there are no special events in the calendar this week for Falls Creek, visitors can take time to explore all the facilities the popular mountain has to offer visitors.
At Mt Hotham, excitement is ramping up for the mountain’s Brand New Day on June 30, a fully hosted day especially designed for people who are brand new to skiing or snowboarding, to give them a positive and fun first experience in those disciplines.
At Mt Buller, people are looking forward to the upcoming Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour, which showcases some of the world’s most enthralling mountain adventure films.
The films show off the breathtaking filmmaking work of many accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers.
More information on the film festival, presented by World Exhibitions, is available on www.banffaustralia.com.au, or look for the festival’s Facebook page.
Located only a 45 minute drive from Porepunkah and Bright, Mount Buffalo has extensive areas of snow at both Dingo Dell and Cresta Valley for snow play and tobogganing, cross country skiing, or simply enjoying the amazing views.
The Parks Victoria snow reports outlining conditions and chain requirements are available at ski hires in the valley below and are also posted on the Mount Buffalo Ski School facebook page www.facebook.com/mountbuffaloskischool. There is a snow cam located at Dingo Dell with a view of the toboggan run so you can also view the snow conditions yourself before driving up. The snow cam can be viewed at www.mtbuffalocam.com.au
For more information on Victoria’s alpine resorts, visit snowvictoria.com.
Keep an eye on snow cams or ask at your local ski hire business or tourism information centre to find out current snow levels, snow chain fitting advice, and weather at resorts around the area.
For up to date information about what is happening at local mountains this winter, see:
JUMP FOR JOY: Mount Beauty locals Angus and Ella White got into the winter spirit at the Falls Creek Ice Plunge. The Ice Plunge, which took place on Friday, June 1, saw over 150 courageous participants brave the freezing cold water of Rocky Valley Lake...