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Travel – Mt Buller – Australia – Part 2

Mount Buller is a town in Victoria, Australia.

Events in Mount Buller

• Mount Buller hold two International Ski Federation Aerial Skiing World Cup events.
• It is held in September annually.
• These events were cancelled in 2007 due to lack of sponsorship.
• Every year, Mount Buller also hosts the Victorian Snow sports Championships.
• It is held with 3000 competitors.
• The Mount Buller summit and faces are also popular with ice climbers specifically in winter.

Snow making

• Snow making began on Mount Buller from the 1970s.
• It began with the help of a pilot system that is present on Enzian Ski Run.
• It was later shifted to Bourke Street.
• The primary snow making infrastructure was installed in 1994.
• This was at the Snowflake Factory which is at the top of Baldy. This included:
– Water storage reservoir
– Air compressors
– Pump station
– Distribution pipelines for water and compressed air
• The snow making system had its infrastructure and distribution pipelines designed in such a way that they satisfied the future needs of increase in terms of capacity and coverage areas.
• The Mount Buller snow making systems start using a combination system of fan and air or water guns.
The system is located around:
– A central advanced water storage reservoir
– Pump station
– Central air compressor station
• Large distribution pipelines provide the water and compressed air on the various ski runs.
• Down the edge of the runs, water and compressed air delivery hydrants are placed.
• Here, the snow guns are coupled.
• They are joined using flexible snow making hoses.
• The machine has 223 snow gun connection hydrants at present, across the mountain.
• Of those, 81 are connected to snow making guns.
• 57 are connected to fan guns and 58 to air or water guns.

The coverage of snow making at Mount Buller includes:
– Bourke Street
– Baldy
– Skyline
– Magic Forest
– Chamois
– Snow tubing Park
– Spurs Beginner Area
– Bonza Country
– Koflers
– Summit
– Scott Talbut Downhill
– Howqua
– Howqua Extension
– Family Run
– Little Buller Spur
– Whiskey Creek Trail
– Wombat
– Shakey Knees
– Access trails
– Total ski able area of snowmaking: Over 74 hectares

Mountain Biking

• Mount Buller houses first class Cross country and Downhill all-terrain bike tracks.
• Between 2009 and 2012 many trails were already added.
• They were modified and upgraded by WORLD TRAIL.
• The chairlift for the downhill tracks is just open throughout the summer.
• This is from Boxing Day till the end of January.
• Trailer shuttles also run until the end of February.
• Mt Buller is working towards developing the mountain being a world-class venue for mountain biking.
• This is somewhat similar to mountain biking in Whistler and Queenstown.
• Stores exist inside the mountain village which permits casual riders to hire pushbikes.
• Bike proprietors also can access service, should the need arise.
• The Victorian Downhill State Series holds a race every year at Mt Buller, along with the MTBA National Series.

Road Cycling

• Mount Buller can be another popular place to go for road cyclists.
• This really is challenging climb from tollbooth in Mirimbah to Mount Buller Village.
• The climb is 15.3 km long.
• It has the normal gradient of 6.2%.
• A final kilometre before the Village is considered the steepest of the main climb.
• It can be taken with several short parts of gradient 10%+.

• Skiing
• Snowboarding
• Mt Buller Park
• Cross Country Skiing
• Night Skiing
• Scenic Chairlift
• Tobogganing
• Figgles
• Snowshoeing
• Telemarking

• Alpine Museum
• Alpine Spa Retreat
• Arts & Artifacts
• Cinema
• Gnome Roam
• Gym
• Hall
• Scenic Helicopter Flights

Best time to visit / climate

• Mount Buller experiences an alpine climate.
• This is due to an influence on the oceanic climate.

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How to get there?

Going to Mt Buller
• Mt Buller is a basic and scenic three-hour drive from Melbourne.
• There is a selection of choices for getting there. One can go by:
– Coach
– Self-drive
– Airport transfer
– Helicopter

Wheel Chains
• If you are driving to Mt Buller and staying overnight, you have got to carry wheel chains for legal reasons.
• In case you are visiting during the day, it is not necessary to carry chains dependent upon snow and road conditions.
• The daily wheel chain declaration is done each afternoon.
• It is communicated by amount of channels.

Driving inside snow
• Driving in snowy and icy conditions can be very dissimilar to regular driving.
• Therefore, it is advisable to adjust your driving to be safe.

Resort Entry & Auto parking
At entry gates at Mirimbah you will have to pay the Resort entry fee. These facilities include:
– Environmental management
– Snow clearing
– Water treatment
– Trash collection
– Recycling
– More
• You should pay for a taxi to move you your vehicle parks to your accommodation.
• It costs $20 per adult and $13 per child one of the ways.

Getting around
• Once you have reached beautiful Village, the process under way goes around.
• It is all within easy reach.
• You will discover free intra-Village shuttle buses that regular travels across the Village on three colour-coded routes.
• Stop at the Clock Tower Information Centre within the Village Square or visit Alpine Central alongside the Village toboggan slope to seize information copy.

Some Travel Books on Australia

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Australia In a Sunburned Country Frommer’s Australia (Frommer’s Color Complete)

Places to stay (hotels / restaurants along with website / contact numbers)

Hotels at tripadvisor.com
Hotels at wikitravel.org
Hotels at mtbuller.com.au
Hotels at mtbulleraccommodation.com

Blogs/Sites about Mount Buller – Australia

blogs at wikitravel.org
blogs at mtbuller.com.au
blogs at wikipedia.org
blogs and reviews at tripadvisor.com

Images and photos about Mount Buller – Australia

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