Another Aussie first for Buller Ski Lifts
As the mornings grew colder towards the end of May, early snowmaking commenced with snow guns pumping full bore on the slopes preparing for another great season on Mt Buller. For a welcome to 2018 and news from around the resort turn the pages and see what’s happening especially for opening weekend and beyond. PHOTO: Mt Buller Andrew Railton.
BULLER Ski Lifts (BSL) will unveil another Aussie first this winter season with new grooming technology the first SnowSat system in Australia.
SnowSat allows grooming to precise depths across the runs using every flake of snow efficiently.
It links a new state-of-theart grooming machine to IT systems that give the groomer exact data on the snow depth as they smooth the snow.
“It’s high tech stuff, but basically it means more corduroy and better snow coverage for skiers and boarders,” said BSL managing director Laurie Blampied.
“Mt Buller continues to invest in state-of-the-art snowmaking and grooming to deliver the best snow cover for skiers and boarders.
“The anticipation into the opening of the season is a busy but exciting time in the resort,” Mr Blampied said.
“It’s a little like Christmas with lists of things to do, last minute preparations and tidying up and then the joy of seeing familiar faces and a big party.”
BSL have also been busy working on maintenance and improvement over the summer months including earthworks to the mogul and aerial jump site on Chamois ski run.
The changes will provide better jumps and a smoother run with less snow needed to cover the world-class course.
On Standard Run more earthworks have dramatically widened and smoothed out the turn at the bottom of the slope into the traverse to Bull Run chair making the run smoother, safer and allowing improved grooming.
And yes, there is yet another Aussie first with upgrades to the Horse Hill Snowplay Park.
The park has a new outdoor seating area so guests can sit and relax at the cafe while the kids get busy tobogganing.
There have been improvements around the resort including new staircases, footpaths and lighting to make getting around that bit easier.
A number of the bus stops have had an update and visitors will see a bigger and better ski rental space in the Ski and Snowboard School too.
“It’s all part of continuing to invest and improve in our beautiful alpine village,” said Mr Blampied.