With thanks from the mountains
MT BULLER re-opened from Monday morning without any restrictions, but Mt Stirling - as a gateway into the Mansfield State Forest and Alpine National Park remained closed due to the fires. Below is a letter from Mt Buller Mt Stirling management team.
WE wanted to take a moment and say thank you.
It has been overwhelming to see the power of community as our mountain faced the threat of nearby bushfires.
We have all shared the shock and sadness of the damage inflicted on our alpine neighbours in Victoria and up in NSW.
We sincerely thank everyone who has helped with their time, service, donations, messages of support, caring for those in need and simply looking at what they can do and doing it.
One generous example from last week that we wanted to share - our friends on the other side of the world at Alterra Mountain Company the proponents of the Ikon Pass have contributed $25,000 US to support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal and $25,000 US to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Alterra Mountain Company’s CEO Rusty Gregory who personally donated an additional $10,000 US wrote this morning to say that “our vision is to build a global mountain community.”
“Assisting our Ikon Pass destinations at Mt Buller and Thredbo and their local communities is fundamental to our cause.”
“Our thoughts are with our friends in Australia.”
We encourage stakeholders and visitors to come and visit in the next few days and weeks.
This will be of enormous benefit to everyone who runs a business in the region and who would love to welcome back some visitors.
MOUNTAINS: Smoke drifts across the mountains from fires at Mount Howitt.