Mt Buller changes to opening weekend due to Covid restrictions

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With Victoria’s current Covid restrictions due to the latest outbreak, Mt Buller have announced changes to their opening weekend operations.

Melbourne visitation to Regional Victoria will not be permitted over the Queen’s birthday weekend, dramatically reducing the number of visitors to the city’s closest ski resort.

The restrictions have prompted significant accommodation cancellations and a lot of disappointed business owners, employees and guests.

Buller Ski Lifts will open Bourke Street for skiing and snowboarding, snow and government regulations permitting, on Saturday 12 June 2021. This decision will allow business and resort partners to complete preparations for the 2021 snow season and provide Regional Victorians the chance to enjoy some fun on the snow once again.

Due to the dramatically reduced visitor numbers for the Queen’s Birthday weekend and uncertainty around the duration of the Melbourne lockdown Mt Buller will restrict the scale of our operations to match the anticipated demand.

The proposed festivities and entertainment for the long weekend has been deferred due to the prevailing restrictions, however regional Victorians will be welcomed to the resort where dining venues, retail and accommodation houses will operate under the guidelines.

The health and safety of resort people and guests remains of paramount importance as Mt Buller operate carefully in accordance with COVID Safe Plans and all government regulations.

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