What’s coming up on Mt Buller
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.
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.