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Ski Resort Mt Buller in the High Country: Position on map

Mt Buller Ski Resort

Mt Buller Village

Trail Map Mt Buller

The Ski Resort

© Mt Buller Andrew Railton

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.

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Interesting facts

  • 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 32 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Australia is 27 sunny days. July is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 1 sunniest in Australia.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
40%
Snow Making Machines: 290

Must-Ski Runs

Longest Runs

Talabfahrt
Length: 2.5 km
Vertical Drop: 400 m

Nightskiing

Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 0.60 km

Videos

00:48
Opening Day at Mt Buller - 24 June 2020
00:31
Practice social distancing up at Buller
00:46
Nothing but SUNNY skies
02:24
It's a wrap for 2019 snow season!
00:15
Mt Buller 2019

Getting here

© Mt Buller Andrew Railton

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, about 230 kilometres away. There are many bus routes from Melbourne to Mt Buller.

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Mount Buller Ski Resort
1 Summit Road
3723
Mount Buller
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Mountain Stats

Elevation4511 ft - 5840 ft
Opening DayJun 4, 2022
Closing DayOct 2, 2022
Capacity 36300 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Lifts

25
5
13
1
3
3
Total 25

Skiable Terrain

741 acres
Easy
Green Circle
Moderate
Blue Squared
Advanced
Black Diamond
Extreme
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 741 acres

Weather (5840 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails

Rates

AUD184
1 day adult AUD184
1 day child AUD109
All rates & fees