More snow at Buller in 2016
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.
GROOMERS: The addition of a new Pisten Bully machine will allow for some fabulous early morning corduroy magic.