Lo­cals get free en­try to Buller

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THE only thing Mt Buller lo­cals love as much as hit­ting the slopes for the first ski or snow­board of the sea­son is cel­e­brat­ing with friends and rev­el­ling in the fes­tiv­i­ties and free ac­tiv­i­ties over the long week­end.

And for the open­ing week­end only, Mans­field Shire res­i­dents will en­joy com­pli­men­tary re­sort en­try and day park­ing from Satur­day – Mon­day.

Mt Buller’s Vil­lage Square will come alive on Satur­day, June 9 for the open­ing sea­son cel­e­bra­tions from 3.30pm.

Kids will be en­ter­tained with free face paint­ing, bal­loon twist­ing, mon­ster bub­bles, rov­ing magician Lach­lan Wilde and the al­ways en­ter­tain­ing An­i­mals of the Mag­i­cal Moun­tains show, star­ring Blake the Flake and Mt Buller’s very own Barry the Moun­tain Pygmy Pos­sum.

Vil­lage fire pits will warm one and all from the out­side, com­pli­men­tary win­ter warm­ers in­clud­ing roasted chest­nuts, toasted marsh­mal­lows, hot choco­late and gluh­wein will warm the in­sides.

Free en­ter­tain­ment on the Vil­lage Stage from ‘Chunky Jam’ will keep ev­ery­one jump­ing be­fore and af­ter the tra­di­tional fire­works dis­play as the sun goes down.

Lo­cal win­ter Olympians and Par­a­lympians Cam Bolton, Belle Brock­hoff, An­ton Grimus, Mitch Gour­ley and Brodie Sum­mers will help kick off the sea­son and an­swer all your Olympic ques­tions on the vil­lage stage prior to the fire­works.

The re­sort has been pre­par­ing for the start of the win­ter since mid-April when the SnowFac­tory be­gan pro­duc­ing a huge stock­pile of snow on Bourke Street.

Buller Ski Lifts gen­eral man­ager Lau­rie Blampied is look­ing for­ward to get­ting his skis back on.

“Our snow­mak­ing team fired up the SnowFac­tory a month ago and we’ve been watch­ing the snow piles grow­ing by the day,” he said.

“It boosts ev­ery­one’s con­fi­dence to know the SnowFac­tory en­sures there will be snow to start the sea­son in ad­di­tion to what our con­ven­tional snow­mak­ing and Mother Na­ture will de­liver by June.”

High­lights of the sea­son open­ing week­end pro­gram in­clude spe­cial screen­ings of the ad­ven­ture ski film ‘Find­ing the Line’, and open­ing par­ties at The Ski Club of Vic­to­ria and Moose­head Bar.

Mt Buller is pre­par­ing for a jam-packed week­end with a lit­tle some­thing for ev­ery­one as the com­mu­nity gath­ers to wel­come the of­fi­cial com­mence­ment of the snow sea­son.

www.ne­me­dia.com.au AN­TON’S HOME: Mt Buller Olympian An­ton Grimus will be one of five Olympians to greet vis­i­tors to the moun­tain for the open­ing fes­tiv­i­ties on Satur­day, June 9.

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