Australia Victoria - Mt Buller

Fast facts


Vertical drop: 405 metres

Annual snowfall: 2.5 metres

Snowmaking: 75 hectares including 18km of trails

Longest run: Little Buller Spur, 2.5km

Number of lifts: 22

Parks/pipes: Three parks including earth-formed halfpipe to FIS standards.

Lift queues/efficiency rating: 7/10

Terrain: 300 hectares

Day ticket: $63-$113

When: June long weekend to early October.

Getting there from Melbourne: About 250 kilometres or three hours via Yea, Mansfield, Merrijig and Mirimbah. Mostly single-lane road with some overtaking lanes.

Getting there from Sydney: About 790 kilometres or nine hours via Wodonga along the multi-laned Hume Highway and Hume Freeway. Exit the freeway at the single-lane Midland Highway just south of Benalla for the last 110 kilometres of the journey, travelling via Mansfield and Mirimbah.

Chains compulsory for overnight visitors; day visitors watch for daily updates. Chain hire in Mansfield, Merrijig and Mirimbah.

Airports/transport: Coach connections available from Melbourne airport, coach services available from Melbourne and Mansfield. Helicopter transfers also available.

 

jim darby/the snow biz
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arnie wilson/from the alps
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go flip/flip byrnes
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There's a lot to like about ski lifts, and the people who make them.

Life is full of ironies. The Alps got the snow and Russia got the Olympics.

Meet the fashion victims; a whole winter world of them.