9 reasons Mt Buller ski resort is so hot right now

Mt Buller
Mt Buller village. Photo credit: Mt Buller

it’s definitely Mt Buller’s season this year with new season pass benefits, an all new Kooroora pub, a new chairlift, Olympic glory and so much more.

If you haven’t skied or snowboarded at Mt Buller then this is your time. Add the Mountain Collective and Ikon Pass inclusions and you’d be a fool not to.

Here’s 9 reasons why Mt Buller is so hot right now.

New Bourke St chairlift

Mt Buller groomers
Hmmmmm, groomed corduroy.

It’s not long now until the new Bourke Street Express chairlift is turning. The $6 million 6 seater high speed chairlift will offer guests a faster ride up the uber groomed Bourke Street this winter. The chair replaces the old Blue Bullet quad and means less waiting in lines and more time on snow. Yay!

Buller’s on the Mountain Collective

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Riding amongst the gum trees at Mt Buller

Mt Buller is now on the Mountain Collective pass, joining 17 legendary resorts from around the world including Jackson Hole, Mammoth, Aspen, Niseko, Coronet Peak and Valle Nevada. Pass holders receive two days at every resort (including Buller) plus a bonus third day at their resort of choice.

The new Kooroora!

kooroora artist rendering mt Buller
Kooroora artist rendering

Après will get a whole new look this season with the new Kooroora hotel heralding the legendary après of Kooroora yore with a contemporary bent. The $40 million development this season boasts retail spaces, car parking and the Kooroora pub with prestige apartments launching next season. 

The Ikon Pass now includes Mt Buller!

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Mt Buller world class resort

Moments after joining The Mountain Collective, Mt Buller announced they were also part of the multi resort Ikon Pass season pass that boasts 39 global resorts in Canada, USA, Japan, South America, New Zealand and Australia. Pass holders receive seven days at Mt Buller and anything from five days to an entire season in 38 other world class resorts.

Mt Buller Olympic Training Centre public ‘Air Zone’

Mt Buller Air Zone
Mt Buller Air Zone

Mt Buller has produced many an Olympian and now Australia’s Winter Olympians can live on the mountain and train both day and night with the launch of the Mt Buller Olympic Training Centre ‘Air Zone’ last season. The partnership between Buller Ski Lifts, the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia, Ski and Snowboard Australia, Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resort Management Board is a win win for all.

The Buller Air Zone is open to the public and includes five high performance trampolines and an uber tramp, a giant air bag, inflatable bouldering wall and a self belaying climbing wall.

The Snow Factory

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Stockpiling snow in May with the Snow Factory at Mt Buller

Buller’s secret weapon is a good one. The Snow Factory is a TechnoAlpin SF220 Snowfactory that can continuously produce snow 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at temperatures well above freezing. It is capable of generating up to 220 cubic metres of snow daily at up to 15 degrees Celsius. We all know what this means. Snow any time, any day. 

Snow Guarantee, really

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Guaranteed snow coverage or your money back

You read that right, guaranteed snow. The Snow Guarantee is provided by Buller Ski Lifts and participating Mt Buller accommodation and is a money-back guarantee on all prepaid accommodation, lift ticket, rental and lesson packages. If there is insufficient snow cover two days before you arrive then you can change your booking or cancel and get your money back. 

Lights, camera, action

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ABOM Mogul Challenge. Pic: Team Buller Riders

Chamois run is famed for a FIS standard mogul run and is home to the annual ABOM Challenge. Now add new lights this season so that the moguls can be utilised for evening Olympic mogul training. The resort is even planning some Interschools expression sessions after dark this season.

Cross country the new backcountry

Mt Stirling
Mt Stirling

Side country is also so hot right now and Mt Buller’s partner, Mt Stirling is directly accessible by XC trails (when snow conditions are right) so you can seek the peace and quiet of Australia’s snow gum forests and camp out under the stars. Backcountry ski tourers and split boarders will love the untracked lines in the Stanley bowl and Summit area accessed via Bluff Spur Trail and Howqua Gap Trail. 

The Deal

Stay at Mt Buller at the Arlberg for 5 nights including lift passes for $1265 per person thanks to Ski Max Holidays.

Package includes:

  • 5 nights twin share at Arlberg Hotel in a Fernery Hotel Room
  • 4 day Mt Buller Lift Pass

*Conditions apply. Valid for travel 2-24 August 2019. Book & pay by 1 July 2019. Prices are subject to change due to availability.

Book now.

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