Six things you didn't know about Mt Buller
We all know Mt Buller is the closest ski field to a city in Australia (three hours from Melbourne), is home to the best apricot mogul cake in all the land at Koflers and has over 30 bars and restaurants for some rocking après.
But maybe you didn’t know this:
Mt Buller has the largest lift network in Victoria
Impressive, right? Thirteen chairlifts, three t-bars, two rope tows and four magic carpets means you get to where you want to go (those snowy runs) in the easiest way, so you can spend more time ripping up those 300 acres of skiable terrain.
The snow is guaranteed
You can’t get better than that. With Buller’s secret weapon, two all-weather Snow Factories, you can be assured there will always be snow. The Snow Factories between them can produce 320 cubic metres of snow daily, in any weather, to build a big stockpile of snow. The smaller factory can be moved to exactly where the snow is needed so you’ll spot it at the beginner area near the Ski & Snowboard School and over on the snowplay slopes - wherever a boost to the cover will keep the fun happening! Mt Buller offers a ‘snow guarantee’, if there is insufficient snow cover to allow essential lift operations on nominated runs two days before you arrive you can change your booking or get your money back.
You get to ski for free around the world
No jokes, Mt Buller is sister resort to Les Trois Vallees in France, Madarao Kogen in Japan, the mighty St Anton am Arlberg in Austria and Genting Resort Secret Garden in China. Buller season members enjoy sister resort benefits with free days. But wait, there’s more, Mt Buller is on the Ikon Pass AND The Mountain Collective pass delivering more savings and ways to experience some of Australia’s and the world’s best places to slide on snow.
Mt Buller is home to a high altitude trampoline centre
There’s no surprise Mt Buller is home to a major trampoline training centre with five high performance trampolines, an uber tramp, a giant air bag, an inflatable bouldering wall and a self-belaying climbing wall. Why? Because the resort is a training ground for the Australian Winter Olympian Freestyle team and has produced an inspiring line-up of legends including gold medal aerial skiers Lydia Lassila and Jacqui Cooper. The Buller Air Zone is open to the public and a tonne of fun for pre or post ski days. You might run into an Olympian or two while you bounce!
The National Alpine Museum calls Buller home
Mt Buller has a rich history dating back centuries; before we strapped on skis indigenous tribes visited to gather Bogong moths, then cattlemen grazed their herds and loggers came to harvest timber. You can explore the history of Buller and Australia’s love of skiing at the National Alpine Museum. Browse artefacts from leather boots and wooden skis to photos, maps, equipment and more. Take the Mt Buller History Hunt, a map dotted with clues that will lead you around the village.
A community of gnomes call Mt Buller home
You might see their home in the Gnome Tree on the road on the way up to the mountain. Stop for a snap of the ‘gnomes crossing’ sign and leave them a note in the letterbox at the Gnome House. When you get to Buller Village take a tour of the Gnome Roam to explore the life of the local gnomes and grab some gnome stickers at Alpine Central. They are now on email too! firstname.lastname@example.org