More snow at Buller in 2016

Alpine News - - Resorts -

MT BULLER re­sort has an ex­ten­sive snow­mak­ing sys­tem of 244 guns to top up cover across the slopes and en­sure more ski­ing days each win­ter. In 2016 eleven new fully au­to­matic DB6 snow guns will come on­line and this will com­plete the au­to­ma­tion of all the high pres­sure guns in their world class snow­mak­ing sys­tem.

This ad­di­tional in­vest­ment ex­tends snow­mak­ing to the bot­tom sec­tion of The Chute and tops up cov­er­age on key runs in­clud­ing Wom­bat, Shakey Knees and Fam­ily Run.

Mt Buller’s snow groom­ing team are ea­ger to cre­ate some sweet cor­duroy lines with the ad­di­tion of a new Pis­ten Bully 400 Winch Kat which is join­ing the fleet this win­ter. The bright red ma­chine with heated wind­screen wipers has a four tonne winch and most im­por­tantly it will help the groomers on the steep ter­rain like Howqua and the Sum­mit.

Hap­pen to leave your gear at home or have friends com­ing along for the first time? Then head to Buller Sports and rent brand new gear this win­ter. There are 300 pairs of new Head BYS rental skis in stock at Buller Sports Ski School and Horse Hill out­lets, along with 400 pairs of fresh new ski boots, cloth­ing and helmets.

Mt Buller will also be bet­ter equipped to han­dle power out­ages, with Buller Ski Lifts rolling out an emer­gency power sup­ply sys­tem to all snow­mak­ing pumps which started over sum­mer. This backup net­work sup­ports con­sis­tent snow­mak­ing even dur­ing power out­ages and is an im­por­tant ap­pli­ca­tion for sup­port­ing fire­fight­ing re­sources at the re­sort in sum­mer.

On the moun­tain ac­cess to one of the most pop­u­lar venues will now be eas­ier, with the heated path­way up the hill to the ABOM ex­tended right to the door this win­ter.

The new heated ac­cess ramp and au­to­matic doors will im­prove en­try into this pop­u­lar and busy venue for peo­ple in ski boots, wheel­chairs and par­ents with prams. The ABOM has also had an up­date in­side and it is def­i­nitely worth a look, if only to see if the ru­mour of an­other po­lar bear is ac­tu­ally true.

PHOTO: Andrew Rail­ton

GROOMERS: The ad­di­tion of a new Pis­ten Bully ma­chine will al­low for some fab­u­lous early morn­ing cor­duroy magic.

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