Fun at the top of the world – Mt Buller

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WEL­COME to win­ter 2018 at Mt Buller and Mt Stir­ling.

Mt Buller Mt Stir­ling chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Mark Ben­netts said this week it had been a busy sum­mer work­ing on a num­ber of ex­cit­ing up­dates around the re­sorts.

“It’s not long now un­til we throw the doors open and in­vite the Mans­field com­mu­nity and vis­i­tors from afar to join us for what will no doubt be another huge snow sea­son,” said Mark.

“We in­vite you all to join us on Mt Buller this open­ing week­end to cel­e­brate the of­fi­cial start of the sea­son - there’s a huge pro­gram of events planned in­clud­ing a full sched­ule of free fam­ily ac­tiv­ity in the Mt Buller Vil­lage Square from 3:30pm through un­til 7pm.

“A range of im­prove­ments have been made around both re­sorts to en­hance the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence and en­sure continuous im­prove­ment at Mt Buller and Mt Stir­ling,” Mark said.

“On Mt Buller, in­fra­struc­ture works have been un­der­taken in­clud­ing resur­fac­ing of key roads and car parks to im­prove guest amenity; new out­door seat­ing at the Horse Hill Snow­play Park; new stair­cases, foot­paths and light­ing im­prove­ments, as well as road­side drainage works to im­prove safety and amenity.

“In a move that will see guests make con­sid­er­able sav­ings on their snow hol­i­day, a new pric­ing struc­ture has been in­tro­duced for re­sort en­try and park­ing fees and valet (taxi) fares.”

Guests to Mt Buller will be able to save a mas­sive 20 per cent when they pre-book re­sort en­try and park­ing fees on­line, plus taxi fares are now up to 60 per cent cheaper than 2017 when all are pur­chased on­line prior to ar­rival.

As well as these sav­ings, mid­week overnight park­ing fees have been heav­ily re­duced, with a sav­ing of up to $20 per night.

“On Mt Stir­ling, things just keep get­ting bet­ter, and 2018 sees sev­eral im­prove­ments around the re­sort to im­prove the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence and en­sure Mt Stir­ling main­tains its rep­u­ta­tion as the place for authen­tic alpine ad­ven­ture: a new mid-moun­tain snow­cam; works at Fork Creek Trail to im­prove snow hold­ing and ac­cess dur­ing low snow con­di­tions; and a new weather sta­tion at Weather Sta­tion Ram­ble,” Mark said.

“The ever-pop­u­lar Mt Stir­ling Café con­tin­ues to warm the bel­lies of ad­ven­tur­ers with de­li­cious cof­fee and food from open­ing week­end, and the won­der­ful ‘Lo­cals Thurs­day’ of­fer will con­tinue all sea­son with free re­sort en­try ex­tended to res­i­dents of the Mans­field Shire on pre­sen­ta­tion of a valid driver’s li­cence.

“These en­hance­ments at Mt Stir­ling fol­low the in­stal­la­tion of a mi­cro-hy­dro­elec­tric­ity sys­tem that is a first for a Vic­to­rian alpine re­sort - the en­tire re­sort is powered by hy­dro­elec­tric­ity, and we’re very proud to be able to use solely re­new­able en­ergy at Mt Stir­ling.

“We look for­ward to see­ing you here on top of the world.”

JOIN US: Mt Buller Mt Stir­ling CEO Mark Ben­netts in­vites all to come and join in the fes­tiv­i­ties for open­ing week­end on Mt Buller – the fun be­gins on June 9.

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