Ovens & Murray Advertiser - North East Regional Extra

Some good snow is here

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ALL snow resorts are bound by current COVID-19 restrictio­ns and requiremen­ts..

This includes all visitors having received a negative COVID test 72 hours prior to travelling.

This excludes Mt Buffalo National Park, where COVID tests are not a requiremen­t of entry.

Falls Creek has received excellent snow falls in recent weeks and the average snow depth is 132cm, with 144cm at Village bowl and 117cm on North Side.

For XC skiers, the trails have varying amounts of cover from good to excellent with 22 out of 32 trails open.

Keep up to date with current lift and trail informatio­n and dining options and activities via the website or Falls Creek app.

Snow chains must be carried and fitted when directed.

Mt Hotham has also received excellent snow falls in the past two weeks with a depth of 135cm of natural snow with nine lifts turning each day, wind dependant - check the Hotham App to see if the wind is playing havoc with any of the upper lifts.

There are 16 trails open for XC skiers, 12 of which have been groomed and the best XC skiing can be found at Charlie’s Trail and Rowed’s Run.

One terrain park has also opened.

Mt Buffalo has finally got some good snow cover at a depth of 35cm.

Dingo Dell and Cresta Valley have been opened up for tobogganin­g and all three XC trails are open, with regular grooming taking place.

Face masks must be carried at all times and must be worn indoors and outdoors, QR check-ins are used at facilities and density limits must be adhered too.

Also be advised that visitor numbers at the park entrance may be limited due to COVID-19 restrictio­ns and parking capacity on the plateau.

Dingo Dell Café has been suffering some technical difficulti­es, regularly affecting their EFTPOS transactio­ns, so please bring cash to guarantee any quality food and beverage items from the café.

Mt Buller has 14 lifts in operation across the mountain.

Kofler’s and Skyline parks are both open for skiing and snowboardi­ng.

Horse Hill and Village toboggan and snowplay parks are also open, however their snow is poor to fair respective­ly.

For XC skiers all trails are open with very good to excellent snow cover.

Overnight and 2WD need to carry wheel chains and fit them where directed.

 ?? PHOTO: Parks Victoria ?? WELCOME BACK: Staff at all ski resorts have been busy clearing snow and preparing to welcome visitors back following the latest lockdown. Works include clearing fallen trees from roads like this one at Mt Buffalo.
PHOTO: Parks Victoria WELCOME BACK: Staff at all ski resorts have been busy clearing snow and preparing to welcome visitors back following the latest lockdown. Works include clearing fallen trees from roads like this one at Mt Buffalo.

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