Australia, Mt Buller

Australia, Mt Buller

Things to do - general

Mt Buller and accommodation are an easy 3 hour drive from Melbourne, Mt Buller is Australia’s most accessible major snow ski resort.

High in the snowfields, the village is charming with quaint lodges luxurious hotels, and modern apartments positioned so you can ski to your front door.  Accommodation in Mt Buller is on-snow and with over 7000 bed in the alpine village you’re spoilt for choice. Choose from luxurious hotels, chalets, fanily style apartments or budget hostels for those on a limited budget. Mt Buller offers a fantastic selection of restaurants, cafes and bars and a variety of shops. With rugged ridges, cliff drops and tree runs, Mt Buller resort is a natural playground.

Mt Buller is also home to Breathtaker on High Alpine Spa Retreat, Australia’s highest day spa and a range of off-piste activities from cinema, to retail therapy and rockclimbing.

Buller features freeride terrain parks to challenge all levels or skiers and riders. Experienced riders should head to the summit terrain park to try out the range of challenging jumps and terrain park features.  Mt Buller offers an abundance of activities on and off slopes including snowtubing, snowshoeing and tobogganing. Grab an après drink and enjoy the mountain vibe!

 

Country Australia
Visa requirementsAustralian Holiday Visa for international travellers
Languages spokenEnglish
Currency usedDollar
Ski Area Size300 hectares
Highest Point1804m
Vertical Drop204m
Longest Run2.5km
Lifts25
SeasonJune Long week-end to October Long week-end
Terrain30% - Beginner 45% - Intermediate 25% - Advanced
Nearest AirportCanberra

Activities

Skiing

Whether you're a beginner about to discover the magic of snowsports or an expert who can navigate the steepest slopes with ease, you'll get more out of your holiday if you ski the runs that are best suited to your level. Mt Buller has a variety of terrain to suit every ability.

Snowboarding

Snowboarding began in the '60s and started to gain widespread popularity in the late '80s. Today it's a sport for all ages and attitudes. Snowboarding is easy to learn and allows for a lot of expression making it very popular with the adventurous, relaxed and free-spirited. So, if you're looking for a new way to tackle the slopes grab a board and head for the slopes this winter.

Mt Buller Park

Rip it up at Mt Buller this winter in one of our awesome terrain parks. The resort's freeride facilities will again be one of the top features and a must do resort experiences this winter. Mt Buller Park - MBP - has something for everyone, whether you like to ride the rails, race on the rider cross course or pull some air off one of the huge summit jumps.

Sled Dog Tours

New to Mt Buller the season, Australian Sled Dog Tours caters for couples, adults and children, with tours running for 45 minutes throughout August and September. Tours include a meet and greet with the Huskies, a photo session and sled dog tour. Each sled allows for two to five people per tour. All tours also include information sessions on the tradition of sled dog racing and its history in Australia. Making the experience even more memorable, Australian Sled Dog Tours produce merchandise for guests to purchase including photos of Huskies, calendars, miniature model sled dog teams, along with Husky toy puppies and postcards.

Snow Play in a day Tour

If you only have one day free to explore Mt Buller, then join a Snow Play in a Day tour and see the best of what this world-class resort has to offer. The tour includes a dedicated guide and access to a great range of experiences, providing you with the most exciting and breathtaking way to enjoy the mountain. Tours depart at 10:30am every Saturday and Sunday between 21 June and 31 August with additional tours available for groups outside of this period (subject to availabiity).Activities Image

Nightlife info

Bars and Restaurants
After working up an appetite on the slopes, head to one of Mt Buller's famous cafes, bars or restaurants to satisfy your cravings. Whether you're after a quick bite to eat or looking for a peaceful fine dining experience, Mt Buller has over 30 venues that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. Enjoy spectacular views as you indulge in homemade snacks, sumptuous mountain cuisine and locally produced wine.

Twilight Skiing
Twilight ski and snowboard under the stars every Wednesday and Saturday* from mid July and through August on Mt Buller's popular Bourke Street run. Watch the spectular sunset across the mountains as you ski down the slopes. Twilight skiing will run between 5.30pm and 8.30pm.
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Culture and history info

Mt Buller has had a fascinating history, being transformed from a cattleman’s run into Australia’s premier alpine resort. Learn about the mountain's original characters and marvel at an eclectic collection of ski memorabilia at the National Alpine Museum.
The Museum not only details Mt Buller’s journey but the development of Australia’s entire alpine history, with hundreds of fascinating artifacts telling the story of evolution of the Victorian ski fields.
The museum showcases wooden skis & sleds, leather boots, through to snowboards from the late 80s. It also features a variety of photographs, snowmobiles, clothing, badges, publications, maps and lift equipment.Culture and history image

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Ski Programs

3yrs - 6yrs Ski Program
The Buller Kids’ Centre caters for all levels of skiers from beginner to advanced. Children love learning to ski in their own beginner area, featuring two magic carpets that make learning easy. The Magic Forest enables your child to discover skiing in a safe fun environment, while the more capable skiers explore the mountain.
Buller Kids 6-14yrs
Your kids will have a blast exploring the mountain with our team of specialist kids’ instructors in our half-day and all-day programs. All-day programs include unlimited lift tickets, six hours of lessons, hot lunch, snacks and games. The five-day program includes a ski/board race with medal presentation, a fun rail jam on Fridays with prizes, and a host of other exciting activities. With the Children's Snowsports Progress Card you can monitor the progress of your child and know in which group to place them for optimal fun and learning.
Discover Program
If you have always wanted to discover the magic of skiing or boarding, Mt Buller’s Discover Lesson Program is the perfect way to take your first steps on the snow.Included free with a lift ticket, your first two-hour lesson will take you through the basics of turning and stopping. Our experienced ski and snowboard professionals come from more than a dozen countries around the world and all are experts at building confidence and helping you achieve your ski or snowboard goals. Ask for a Discover ticket at the ticket window. It includes a two-hour lesson and use of six beginner lifts.

Transfers

A number of coach services operate to and from Mt Buller during the snow season. Please ask your consultant for more information.
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Lift Tickets

Kids Are Bigger
Kids are ALWAYS bigger at Mt Buller as Mt Buller is the ONLY resort in Australia that extends children's pricing to secondary students through to Year 12. Children aged under 5 years are FREE!

Tertiary Discounts
Tertiary students always receive great savings at Mt Buller, with up to 20% discount on all lift tickets and lessons EVERY day of the season. Hit the slopes at Mt Buller on a Tuesday OR Wednesday and enjoy an amazing value HALF-PRICE lift ticket!

Ask your consultant for the latest deals.