Mt Buller joins the Ikon Pass in Australia, surprise, surprise

Mt Buller, Victoria

It was only a matter of time before Mt Buller joined the Ikon Pass after joining the aligned Mountain Collective last week.

Ikon Pass holders can now take advantage of a year-round winter with access to six Southern Hemisphere destinations. Mt Buller joins Thredbo in New South Wales, Australia, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt in New Zealand, and Valle Nevado in Chile, plus 33 destinations in the Northern Hemisphere.

Mt Buller, located in the Alpine National Park just a few hours from Melbourne, offers 741 acres and 80 trails for all abilities, with ski-in/ski-out accommodation, dining, spas and activities, all nestled in a bustling village at treeline.

Ikon Pass holders will have seven-day access to Mt Buller on the Ikon Pass with no blackout dates, and five-day access on the Ikon Base Pass, also with no blackout dates.

Bonus Access for existing Ikon Pass holders

In celebration of Mt Buller’s inaugural Ikon Pass season, 19/20 Ikon Pass holders will get bonus early access to Mt Buller for the 2019 season starting this June, along with regular access to the 2020 season.

“We are excited to give skiers and riders another reason to hit the slopes in Australia with the addition of Mt Buller,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company.

“The global access the Ikon Pass offers encourages Ikon Pass holders to explore all the Southern Hemisphere has to offer. Winter 19/20 doesn’t have to end.”

The Ikon Pass gives holders access to 39 winter destinations across the Americas, Japan, Australia and New Zealand and is a collaboration of Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Taos Ski Valley, Sugarbush Resort, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Niseko United, Valle Nevado, and NZ Ski.  

“Mt Buller is delighted to join the Ikon Pass for the 19/20 season, we are in great company with such an impressive line-up of incredible mountain destinations,” said Laurie Blampied, General Manager, Mt Buller.

“We look forward to introducing more people from around the globe to the pleasures of skiing and boarding through the snowgums, spotting wombats along the trail, and the special experience of staying high in the snowline in our unique Australian alpine village.”

Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.