The Ski Resort
With over 80 km of slopes and 22 lifts, Mt Buller is the largest ski area in the state of Victoria. It is only about three hours from Melbourne in the Snowy Mountains. The first ski lift was opened here in 1949.
On the northern slopes of the ski resort there are numerous blue (= medium-difficult) pistes that lead through the forests at Mt Buller. These can be reached either via the ABOM Express and the connecting runway or they start directly from the parking lot below the village with the Northside Express or Tirol lifts. The Shakey Knees and Home Trail runs are recommended. Professionals can also venture down black marked slopes such as Village Run and Chalet Creek or head up to the higher altitudes of the ski area. The chairlift Grimus, which leads to the summit, takes you to difficult descents.
Ski beginners should avoid the southern slopes at Mt Buller, because they won't find easy descents here. While the area also offers some medium-difficulty slopes - including the longest ski run in the area, Little Buller Spur - most of the slopes are classified as difficult.
- Offering 741 acres of slopes and terrain, Mt Buller is among the 5 largest Ski Resorts in Australia.
- Elevated between 4511 ft and 5840 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 3 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Victoria. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1329 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Australia is 820 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
- Snow coverage is usually best during August, offering an average base depth of 39 ". Therefore Mt Buller is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Australia.
- Mt Buller features 24 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Australia is 29 sunny days. September is the sunniest month with an average of 10 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in Victoria.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
The nearest airport is in Melbourne, about 230 kilometres away. There are many bus routes from Melbourne to Mt Buller.