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NEW SNOW FAC­TORY

EX­CIT­ING news for Mt Baw Baw in 2018 with the in­tro­duc­tion of a brand new Snow Fac­tory that will not only be a game changer, but en­able the re­sort to guar­an­tee snow.

Mt Baw Baw has part­nered with Tech­noAlpin to bring the first ever Snow Fac­tory to their moun­tain, great news for snow en­thu­si­asts as well as pro­vid­ing a huge boost for tourism in the La­trobe Val­ley.

The snow fac­tory 100 R717 is set to re­write the script for the tra­di­tional Queen’s Birth­day long week­end sea­son launch, by de­liv­er­ing fresh snow in ski ar­eas in and around the bowl and guar­an­tee that lifts will be op­er­a­tional all-sea­son long.

The ma­chine has the abil­ity to pro­duce 110 cu­bic me­tres of snow per day with pro­duc­tion com­menc­ing in early May for stock­pil­ing for the start of the sea­son in June. It will also en­sure the sea­son is off to a snowy start.

Mt Baw Baw Gen­eral Man­ager, John Fas­cio shared his ex­cite­ment for the moun­tain’s first, en­cour­ag­ing snow go­ers to get in early and book now to en­sure a spot in the snow.

“Be­ing one of the few alpine re­sorts in Vic­to­ria with a snow fac­tory, we’re con­vinced this will be our best sea­son yet in at­tract­ing visi­tors from all over, whether it be Aus­tralian fam­i­lies or tourists see­ing snow for the first time,” Fas­cio said.

“With the ca­pa­bil­ity to pro­duce snow 24 hours, 7 days a week, we are en­cour­ag­ing ev­ery­one to come up open­ing week­end and through­out the snow sea­son to ex­pe­ri­ence our tobog­gan parks, runs and other snow ac­tiv­i­ties like never be­fore,” he added.

In ad­di­tion to the new Snow Fac­tory, Mt Baw Baw also has a num­ber of other new ini­tia­tives for the 2018 snow sea­son in­clud­ing the Dingo Re­source Cen­tre and a Magic Car­pet Lift in the Tobog­gan Park.

The Dingo Re­source Cen­tre in­cludes an en­clo­sure that is home to Mt Baw Baw’s resident Alpine Din­goes, Rowdy and War­ragul. The din­goes are an en­vi­ron­men­tal am­bas­sador at Mt Baw Baw and to­gether will work to ed­u­cate the public on the unique alpine en­vi­ron­ment and the lo­cal wildlife that live within it. You can see the din­goes as they are walked through the vil­lage ev­ery day. Visi­tors to the moun­tain are wel­come to meet them and learn more about the unique alpine flora and fauna.

The Magic Car­pet on the Frosti Frog Tobog­gan Park is set to sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the tobog­gan park ex­pe­ri­ence with par­ents no longer hav­ing to spend the day drag­ging to­bog­gans up the hill. The car­pet will be open ev­ery day be­tween 9am and 5pm. It will be free to use with a lift pass or $10 per day per per­son on its own.

EC­STATIC: The kids will love mak­ing a snow­man. Photo cour­tesy of Mount Baw Baw.

FUN: The new Magic Car­pet tobog­gan lift will be great this sea­son.

PLAY: Rowdy the lo­cal dingo en­joys the first snow out of the Snow Fac­tory.

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