Snow season 2020
Snow season 2020 is on now. Strict capacity limits are in place, so things are a bit different this year. You must book ahead - even if you're just visiting for the day. Make sure you have booked resort entry, lift passes, and accommodation if you plan to stay the night. COVID-19 restrictions apply, which means physical distancing is in place on the slopes and throughout snow villages. Secure all the elements of your trip before you go and consider booking for mid-week or off-peak times. Plan ahead. Be safe. Be kind and enjoy the snow. Find out everything you need to 'snow' before you hit the mountain. Check resort websites and stay up to date with the latest advice on Victoria's travel restrictions from DHHS.
Hop on a bus, hire a car or lash out and charter a chopper, and before long you'll be on top of the world at Mount Buller. An easy three-hour drive from Melbourne, Mount Buller is the most accessible major snow resort in Australia and a premier ski destination for snow enthusiasts from across the nation and around the world. Take in spectacular views as you whiz down the slopes on skis, snowboard or toboggan on an exhilarating day trip or extended holiday.
Raring to go
Spend your time on the slopes, not in queues. Mount Buller's impressive lift network is the largest in Victoria, with 22 lifts capable of moving 40,000 people an hour, including a high-speed 6-seater express lift. Skiers and snowboarders get access to over 300 hectares of terrain, with something to appeal to all levels of ability. Novice or pro, the resort's varied runs range from gentle slopes to challenging back runs, plus there are three terrain parks, an ultra cross course and two toboggan parks.
Spas, huskies and nighttime thrills
Be dazzled by the wide variety of activities on offer. Set out across the slopes with a band of huskies on a sled dog tour, take in views of the mountain on scenic chairlift rides, and indulge with relaxation packages from Australia's highest day spa.
Looking to get a little charged up? Sign up for ski and snowboarding competitions, helicopter flights and a little night skiing. If you've come up with the family, take the kids on a magical Gnome Roam adventure or escape to the cinema for a quiet hour or two.
There's no shortage of competitive and social events going on every week up on the mountain. Revel in the noise and colour of bobsled beats, join the Giant Slalom and race down Little Buller Spur, or bring the kids along to the Petit Miam Kids' Race.
At the village
Veer off the slopes and into Mount Buller Village to your own comfortable bed. Wake up to stunning snowy vistas and be back on the slopes in next to no time. Mount Buller has more on-mountain accommodation than any other ski resort in Victoria. With over 7,000 on-mountain beds, there are options for all tastes and budgets, from basic backpacker-style accommodation and self-contained apartments to private lodges and luxurious alpine retreats.
Looking for a quick dinner or in celebration mode? There are over 30 bars and restaurants serving up a range of delectable treats, from fast snacks to fine dining, and buzzing nightlife into the wee hours.
- Mount Buller is the closest ski resort to an international airport. High Country Reservations, Mount Buller’s dedicated reservations team, can package coach transfers, car hire and much more.
- Other travel alternatives include transfers from Melbourne via luxury limousine, helicopter or 5-star coach.
- V/Line operates a coordinated coach service with Mansfield Mount Buller Buslines, offering snow packages to get customers to and from Mount Buller. For information phone V/Line on 136 196.
Number of lifts: 22
Number of runs: 80+
Highest lifted altitude: 1780m
Skiable area: 300 ha
Snow making area: 78 ha
Beginner terrain: 20%
Intermediate terrain: 45%
Advanced terrain: 35%
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