Con­nor an eight year vet­eran on Buller

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NAME: Con­nor Fyfe.

AGE: 16 years old.

Where do you live?

South Aus­tralia.

Do you ski or snow­board? Ski. What level skills do you have? I would clas­sify my­self as an in­ter­me­di­ate to ex­pert skier - I en­joy ski­ing more dif­fi­cult runs but def­i­nitely do not feel com­pletely con­fi­dent when the con­di­tions aren’t per­fect.

How long have you been vis­it­ing Mt Buller? I started vis­it­ing Mt Buller back in 2010, meaning I’ve been com­ing up ev­ery year for about eight years. I started com­ing up here with a school group but even­tu­ally just started vis­it­ing in­de­pen­dently when the school moved on be­cause I loved the moun­tain so much. Ade­laide,

What are you look­ing for­ward to the most this sea­son? If I get an­other chance to come up, I def­i­nitely would love to see the Pond Skim. I heard about some of the amaz­ing en­tries last year and would love to be around for it this year.

Do you ski any­where else? I used to ski at Mt Hotham as a child with my fam­ily un­til I started com­ing up to Buller with my school. I’ve also skied in Aus­tria and Ja­pan, both of which were in­cred­i­ble, and I would highly rec­om­mend vis­it­ing. While the snow in those places may be bet­ter, noth­ing beats the fa­mil­iar­ity of the moun­tain that I have in com­ing to Mt Buller.

What’s your Favourite Run on Buller? If I had to choose, I would have to say Men’s Down­hill. It’s al­ways so quiet, and when the snow is good, the run is ab­so­lutely mag­nif­i­cent. Even when the con­di­tions are less than favourable, the run is def­i­nitely a wel­come chal­lenge and al­ways gives me ideas about how I can im­prove my form and tech­nique. The moguls give my legs a run for their money.

Favourite Apres venue and why? While my Apres Ski adventures are some­what lim­ited due to my age, I would say that Alpine Re­treat is the place to go for a great time. The open mic nights are es­pe­cially fan­tas­tic; every­one has a sing-along, a dance, and just a blast over­all.

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