The winter blast that has hit southeast Australia that brought record cold temperatures has led Mt. Buller ski resort to open this year’s ski season at the earliest time in its history:
In a special this weekend only celebration Mt Buller is throwing open the resort to the public this Saturday and Sunday to share the amazing 35cm of early snow blanketing the resort
“This is the earliest we’ve opened a lift and ski run in the history of Mt Buller resort. The closest was 45 years ago when we opened on the 16 May in 1964, “said Laurie Blampied General Manager of Buller Ski Lift.
“It’s so exciting to have such early and extensive falls so we decided to seize the opportunity, open up early for a special weekend and share it with everyone.”
“Mt Buller will be the only resort open in Australia this weekend and we look forward to welcoming everyone who has been eagerly waiting to dust off their skis and experience the magical feeling of being up in the snow.”
Just three hours drive from Melbourne, roads are clear and open to Mt Buller and there is currently no resort entry fee.
Buller Ski Lifts will have the new 6-seater Holden Express Chairlift in operation for skiers, boarders and also sightseeing on Saturday and Sunday with equipment and clothing hire available in the Ski School building and the Arlberg Hot
• Saturday 2 May & Sunday 3 May only
• Special price ticket: Just $20 for adults, children and sightseers. 2009 season lift pass holders will receive a complimentary lift ticket.
* Visitors are reminded to check back at mtbuller.com.au closer to the weekend to confirm weather and conditions as they can change suddenly. [Mt. Buller Ski Resort]