Mt Buller

Mt Buller

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Mt Buller

Mt Buller2.5/53
Mt Buller2.5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
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Mt Buller - Reviews

Mt Buller - Reviews

Mt Buller

David Ellis
27/05/2020
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    August
  • Admin Rating
    5

Mt Buller

David Ellis
27/05/2020
Mt Buller is a polarising ski hill - you either love it or hate it!
It has plenty going for it - an easy 3 1/2 hour drive from Melbourne, some great terrain, plenty of accommodation choices and plenty of watering holes. However......

Pick the wrong day (read weekends/school holidays) and it can seem like everyone is at Buller. The easy 3 1/2 drive from Melbourne means that it is VERY popular, especially with “day trippers” and sightseers that quickly overwhelm the services that are available. Add to the equation poor cover and some soggy weather, and the runs can get very crowded.

Pick the right day (mid-week), after a descent dump, and this is a fun mountain with plenty of challenging runs to keep you entertained - both off the Summit and lower down through the trees. Lots of wide open space for the beginners as well, with fast lifts servicing these areas so you can get plenty of laps in.

Staying the night as a guest? Be advised the only way to your accommodation from the overnight car park is in the back of a ride-share van (that won’t leave the car park till it’s full) that costs around $37 return per adult (cheaper online) - ah well, easy come, easy go!

Pick a few good days and enjoy!

Mt Buller

27/05/2020

Andy Beauchamp

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Admin Rating
    3

Mt Buller

27/05/2020
Mt Buller has some fantastic terrain when there is a full cover, but unfortunately this seems to be rarer these days!
Weekends are a nightmare getting to the resort and plenty of competition for access to the slopes.
Village is fun with plenty of good food options.

The Possibilities.....

23/05/2020

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  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    July
  • Admin Rating
    4

The Possibilities.....

23/05/2020
Queues for the bus up to the village
Oh the possibilities...... Skiing at Mt Buller can be a heaven sent affair at the right time on the right day of winter. But sadly they are too few & far between.

Mt Buller has some exceptional ski terrain, however it gets only about half the snowfall of other resorts in Victoria. Added to the dearth of snow is the mass of humanity that ascends the hill (due to its proximity to Melbourne). To make matters worse, the parking arrangements & access to the skiing can be nightmarish.

A few piste trails are world class at Buller. The off-piste terrain from Bull Run bowl all the way around to Fed & skiers right of Wombat chair is great fun in fresh snow. The ridge skiers left of Grimus chair is simply glorious on a good day. It's just there aren't too many good days!

Skiing Buller (more so than any other resort in Australia) is all about the timing. So flexibility is the key. Time it right- awesome. Time it poorly - aaarrgh!