Mt Buller and Mt Stirling will reopen for regional visitors tomorrow

Photo credit: Mt Buller

Following the Victorian Premier’s announcement easing restrictions, regional Victoria will move to the Third Step of the road map for reopening and Mt Buller and Mt Stirling will reopen to visitors from regional Victoria from Thursday, 17 September.

The chairlifts will not be turning due to lack of snow, but regional visitors are encouraged to visit and enjoy the last of the snow and support the community by visiting some of the on-mountain retail and dining venues, while enjoying a change of scenery and some fresh air.

If you are utilising walking trails you must to stick to the trails and avoid walking on unmarked areas to help protect precious flora and fauna. All DHHS health guidelines will also remain in place including capacity constraints in line with the resorts Covid Safe Plan, and the mandatory use of face coverings.

The resort entry gate will continue to be manned to enable us to manage capacity and conduct temperature tests. Resort entry will be free for visitors and any overnight vehicles must carry chains. Vehicle access to the Mt Buller Village will be permitted subject to road conditions.

Snow play parks are currently closed due to marginal snow conditions, and a temporary area will be available for snow play subject to conditions. Chairlifts will not operate due to marginal snow conditions.

Mountain bike trails on Mt Buller & Mt Stirling remain closed due to unmarked hazards.  However mountain bike trails will open from Melbourne Cup Weekend after essential maintenance has been carried out.


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