All About Mt Buller
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|Situated within the south-eastern section of Alpine National Park, the
village of Mt Buller is Australia's largest, and Victoria's most popular, ski
resort. It is located 248 km north-east of Melbourne via the Melba, Goulburn
Valley and Maroondah Highways, and 48 km east of Mansfield along a steep,
winding and picturesque road lined with mountain ash.
The carpark is situated below the village which is 1600 m above sea-level. You
can take a chairlift from here right to the middle of the ski runs or
partake of the over-snow shuttle service to the village.Situated within
the south-eastern section of Alpine National Park, the village of Mt Buller
is Australia's largest, and Victoria's most popular, ski resort. It is
located 248 km north-east of Melbourne via the Melba, Goulburn Valley and
Maroondah Highways, and 48 km east of Mansfield along a steep, winding and
picturesque road lined with mountain ash
There are 263 hectares of skiable terrain with over 80 km of groomed trails,
varying in character from the gentle to the fast , with tree runs, cliff drops
and rugged ridges, a lifted vertical drop of 405 metres and a longest run of 2.5
km. 45% of the runs are of intermediate difficulty with 25% for beginners and
30% for the advanced. 9 km of cross-country trails are available from the
village. They join Mt Buller (1804 m ) to Mt Stirling (1753 m). The average
snowfall of 1.5 metres is enhanced, when necessary, by one of Australia's
biggest snow-making systems.
The resort is open all year round and is a growing attraction in summer,
offering activities such as mountain biking, four-wheel driving, a day spa
facility, a sports centre, hiking, bushwalking, events, festivals, abseiling,
fly fishing, horseriding, kayaking and white-water rafting.
Heath, mosslands and herbfields dominate on the summits with snow gums and
alpine ash further down and, in the valleys, manna and peppermint gums. There
are wombats, bush rats and a range of birdlife (crimson rosellas, honeyeaters,
gang-gang cockatoos and flame robins) on the upper plains.
Photos © Mt Buller/Bill Bachman/Mark Ashkanasy
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Winter on Mt Buller
Mt Buller has 263 hectares of skiable terrain serviced by a network of 25
lifts capable of moving over 40,000 people per hour. With over 80km's of
groomed trails, the mountain offers a greater variety of runs than any other
Victorian ski field.
You'll also find fresh snow more often on Mt Buller thanks to the extensive
snowmaking system, which is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere covering over
70 Hectares of groomed trails
Summer on Mt Buller
While Mt Buller is best known as a Winter Resort it also is the perfect
Summer escape offering breathtaking scenery and a range of exciting activities.
Hike or bushwalk and take in the incredible High Country scenery, local flora
Cruise along or blaze downhill on one of the many mountain bike trails
Explore the awesome 4WD tracks in the region around Mt Buller and Mt Stirling