Fresh falls make it picture perfect
WHITE flakes fell for the majority of last week - on and off over five days bringing white coverings to both Mt Buller and Mt Stirling.
As the snow depth rose so did the number of lifts opening for skiers and visitors - 20 out of 22 is excellent.
With another 9cm of fresh dry snow overnight on Thursday night it made an excellent start for ‘first tracks’ Friday morning.
Skiers and boarders were looking at a very good cover on most open areas.
Ski Patrol recommended Burnt Hut as pick of the day on Friday (but the marketing department was getting excited to take Seven News’ Jane Bunn for a few laps of Bunn Run).
The forecast for this past weekend was also fantastic and visitor numbers were expected to soar even better than the record crowds the weekend before when it is believed that more than 1600 cars were parked on the mountain.
The Skyline and Koflers terrain parks were looking stellar in the fresh snow.
On Friday morning mountain folk rose to see snow still falling and the excitement building.
Saturday started off as a spectacular day with sunny conditions ahead of expected snow falls overnight.
Snow showers were expected to continue from Sunday on and off right through this week.
For those just wanting a ‘snow experience’ there is live entertainment in the Village Square - The D²Drumline are Australia’s Premier marching percussion entertainment and education ensemble performing this Saturday, August 5 from 2pm.
PICTURE PERFECT: Mt Buller is looking picture perfect with fresh snow falls giving good coverage on the slopes. PHOTO: Andrew Railton - Mt Buller