What’s com­ing up on Mt Buller

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NOW that snow has ar­rived the race sea­son can com­mence, along with the many other ac­tiv­i­ties en­joyed on Mt Buller and Mt Stir­ling ev­ery win­ter - here are a few that are com­ing up in the next cou­ple of weeks.

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The Back­coun­try Film Fes­ti­val pro­motes the work of grass­roots film­mak­ers who tell com­pelling and en­ter­tain­ing sto­ries of back­coun­try, non­mo­torised recre­ation and en­vi­ron­men­tal preser­va­tion.

Win­ter Wild­lands Al­liance cre­ated the Back­coun­try Film Fes­ti­val in 2005 to help grass­roots and pro­fes­sional film­mak­ers to show au­di­ences their love of the win­ter out­doors.

Since then, the an­nual fes­ti­val has been shown in more than 30 towns and cities, and raised thou­sands of dol­lars to help ef­forts to pre­serve our win­ter en­vi­ron­ment.

Vanessa be­gan around 10 years ago as a fleet of one – a done-up ex-booze bus that trav­elled to Vic­to­rian fes­ti­vals and events pro­vid­ing free, vol­un­tary breath-test­ing.

Be­fore long, she be­came a pop­u­lar fix­ture at events around Vic­to­ria, her un­miss­able or­ange pres­ence be­com­ing a fa­mil­iar ‘must-visit’ for pun­ters who wel­comed her free (and po­ten­tially life-sav­ing) ser­vice.

As her ros­ter of at­tended events grew, so did her per­son­al­ity (and her fleet).

Vanessa wants you to party and have fun, but she’s also look­ing out for you. Her mes­sage ‘Your mate’s life is in your hands’ is the most im­por­tant mes­sage visi­tors can take away from the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Vanessa Bute, the five star Ford Ranger, will be vis­it­ing Mt Buller over the 2015 win­ter sea­son.

The ac­tiv­i­ties that will be on of­fer dur­ing its time at the snow in­clude:

fun in­ter­ac­tive games - in­clud­ing the ever pop­u­lar spin­ning wheel;

iPads loaded with “How Safe is Your Car?” con­tent;

chill out space to pro­vide refuge from the cold;

free mer­chan­dise and prizes;

awe­some crew, worded up on road safety tips and ad­vice for the snowy con­di­tions; and

free wa­ter and hot cho­co­late (when avail­able).

Mt Buller was the home-base for Aus­tralian Sled Dog Tours in 2014. The on snow ac­tiv­ity proved to be a huge suc­cess for ev­ery­one who vis­ited the re­sort.

In 2015, Mt Buller will host a sled dog demon­stra­tion race in the Mt Buller Vil­lage on two cour­ses for the very first time. Held over two days the event will in­clude 2, 4, 6 and 8 dog teams. Ap­prox­i­mately 30 teams in to­tal will com­pete.

Sched­ule:Tues­day, July 28 - 5pm-7pm - Mt Buller Vil­lage Square:

Teams as­sem­ble in Vil­lage - start line be­tween Buller Cen­tral and T’s High Coun­try Café.

Teams head up skiers right on Bourke St ski run onto the ski area, around ei­ther Tirol, or Koflers depend­ing on which course they are com­plet­ing.

6 and 8 dog teams start first (ap­prox 5pm).

2 and 4 dog teams start next (ap­prox 6pm).

Teams re­turn skiers left on Bourke St ski run to the Vil­lage Square.

Wed­nes­day, July 29 - 9am – 12noon - Corn Hill Road (from Skat­ing Rink):

Teams as­sem­ble on Corn Hill Road, at snow line.

Teams head along Corn Hill Road, po­ten­tially to Howqua Gap (snow de­pen­dent). 6 and 8 dog teams only. Mt Buller Vil­lage Square. Pre­sen­ta­tions held on the Vil­lage stage.

Mt Buller Home Events and Ac­tiv­i­ties Events Peak Pics - Mt Buller Photo Com­pe­ti­tion.

En­tries now open. Go to http://bit.ly/peakpics15 to en­ter your best shots. Show us what “My Mo­ment’ means to you.

Peak Pics is Mt Buller’s an­nual pho­tog­ra­phy com­pe­ti­tion. Each year an amaz­ing range of tal­ented pho­tog­ra­phers sub­mit their in­cred­i­ble shots. Peak Pics cel­e­brates moun­tain en­thu­si­asts en­gaged in awe in­spir­ing ac­tiv­i­ties. With a great range of prizes in­clud­ing a Canon EOS 100D, gate en­try sea­son passes, and a heap of good­ies from our spon­sors, make sure you get snap­ping soon.

This year’s theme is ‘My Mo­ment’.

It sounds like some­thing out of Harry Pot­ter as univer­sity stu­dent teams from across the Gar­den State do bat­tle to take home the Dragon Slayer Cup.

May the best Uni team win.

Mt Buller Home Events and Ac­tiv­i­ties Events Grimus/Pullin Cup.

The Grimus/Pullin Cup 2015 is MBRC’s club race (for MBRC mem­bers only). For the first time ever, this race will be held as a Skicross/Board­er­cross com­pe­ti­tion at the Skyline park. En­joy the ac­tion when our fu­ture Olympians fight for the podium in head-to-head races.

Al­ways wanted to hit a jump or rail but don’t know how to get started?

It’s easy at the Frank Freestyle Fri­day Rail Jam. Join pro in­struc­tors from the Mt Buller Ski and Snow­board School.

They’ll have you slid­ing down boxes, mak­ing jumps and im­press­ing your mates (or kids) in no time.

The Frank MBP crew will be giv­ing away stacks of Bur­ton spot prizes, DJ Harkin Banks will be pump­ing the beats, and young and old will have the op­por­tu­nity to learn from the best. Ev­ery­one is welcome to get in­volved (par­ents in­cluded).

Quite Frankly, you’d be mad to miss it.

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