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Mt Buller is the most accessible major alpine resort in Australia, located an easy three-hour drive from Melbourne. With stunning views and amazing runs, it is the ideal escape for an exhilarating day trip or extended weekend break.

The extensive lift system gives you access to over 300 ha of terrain with something to appeal to all levels of ability. The runs go from the wide beginner’s slopes of Bourke St and Burnt Hut Spur, to the challenge of the black runs such as Chamois and the back of Summit.

The Mt Buller Village is situated picturesquely at the heart of the mountain, offering ski in, ski out accommodation. With a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, there is something to cater for all needs. Over 30 bars and restaurants provide a range of delectable treats, from quick snacks to fine dining and offer a choice of nightlife options.

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

As the sun slowly climbs in the sky, Mt Bullers spectacular white landscape unfolds, offering snowy vistas as far as the eye can see. You inhale the fresh alpine air and a smile creeps across your face – it’s going to be a great day.

  • Vertical: 400 m
  • Top elevation: 1805 m
  • Base elevation: 1375 m
  • Skiable area: 365 Hectares
  • Runs: 25
  • Longest run: 2.5 km
  • Terrain parks: 3
  • Snowmaking: Yes
  • Night skiing: Yes (Wednesday and Saturday Nights only)
  • Atm
  • Equipment Hire – A great range of rental and retail outlets are available on the mountain, where you can get everything you need for a day on the slopes.
  • Chapel – A multi-denominational Chapel, serving the needs of the Mt Buller Community. The Chapel is also available year round for weddings. For general information about weddings at Mt Buller please call Absolute Alpine on 1300 278 483.
  • Cinema – Head to the Mt Buller Village Cinema to catch one of the latest release movies. Shows screen every evening throughout winter at regular cinema prices.
  • Internet Kiosk – Two coin operated Netkiosk internet kiosks are available in Cow Camp Plaza which run on a high speed Broadband Internet connection.
  • Museum – The National Alpine Museum provides a fascinating insight into the history of Mt Buller
  • Post Office
  • Locker – Lockers are available at various outlets for hire… George’s Ski Hire, Central and Spurs all have medium sized lockers available for $8 per day + $5 key deposit
  • Supermarket – The Foodworks Mt Buller supermarket provides locals and resort visitors with a year-round service, taking care of all your shopping needs. Located at the base of the Blue Bullet Chairlift, the full-service supermarket stocks grocery, fruit and vegetables, dairy, frozen, and ‘heat and serve’ meal options. It has an extensive liquor department with a beer coolroom. Foodworks also has a range of Mitre 10 hardware products. The supermarket also carries newspapers and magazines.
  • Alpine Spa Retreat – Breathtaker All Suite Hotel boasts Australia’s first Alpine Spa Retreat where you can rejuvenate and relax in a state of the art spa facility. More Info….
  • Real Estate – Mt Buller offers some of the best real estate opportunities in Australia and is the ideal place to invest.
  • Police
  • Fire Station
  • Community Centre
  • Medical Centre
  • Child Care
  • Information Centre
  • Retail Outlets

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.

  • ABOM
  • Apres Bar & Café
  • Arlberg Bistro and Bar
  • Avalanche
  • Black Cockatoo Restaurant
  • BT Gourmet Pizzeria
  • Cattlemans Café
  • Celia’s Mt Buller Kiosk
  • Drakes Restaurant and Cosy Bar
  • Dump Inn
  • Eliza’s Restaurant
  • Enzian Sports Bar
  • Herbie’s Wine Bar
  • JD’s Pizzeria
  • Kaptans Restaurant
  • Kofters Restaurant
  • Kooroora Kitchen
  • Moosehead Bar
  • Nooky’s dining Room at the Arlberg
  • Pancakes Plus
  • Signature Restaurant
  • Snow Pony
  • Spurs Restaurant
  • The Loft lounge and Bar
  • The Whitt – Club Restaurant and Bar
  • Tirol Café
  • Uncle Pat’s Restaurant Café and Bar
  • Wok Worx

With 80kms of marked runs, 300 hectares of skiable terrain and 22 lifts across the mountain there’s a great selection of terrain for everyone – choose from steep chutes, gentle beginner slopes or a big choice of intermediate groomed runs.

Mt Buller also has 3 terrain parks designed for all skill levels, a half pipe and an ultra cross course, with a dedicated snow grooming team to maintain their condition.

The village toboggan park has its own snowmaking machine keeping the kids happy all winter long. Even a second toboggan park at Horse Hill and you can catch that lift up to where the snowtubing park is located.

Cross Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing provides a great physical workout and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. While Mt Buller is renowned for its downhill slopes, we also have 9km of cross-country trails that circle around the back of the Village.

The trails are easy to access and offer spectacular views of Mt Stirling and the Bluff.

Figgles

Want to try something new? Figgles or short skis are great alternative to traditional skiing, while still using the same skill set. Available from most on-mountain rental outlets, figgles allow you to add a new dimension of freedom and variety to your skiing. Figgles are available to hire from George’s Ski Hire

Night Skiing

Ski and snowboard under the stars every Wednesday and Saturday* from mid July until September, on Mt Buller’s popular Bourke Street run. When the sun goes down, the lights come on allowing for night skiing between 7pm and 10pm.

Tickets for night skiing are available from Buller Sports.

Scenic Chairlift Ride

You don’t have to be a skier or boarder to explore the mountain! Simply jump on either the Horse Hill or Blue Bullet 1 chairlifts and enjoy a breathtaking ride across Mt Buller’s slopes.

The Horse Hill Chairlift on the northern slope departs from the day car park and will take you to Spurs Restaurant. The Blue Bullet 1 Chairlift runs directly above Bourke Street, allowing you to watch all of the on-slope action.

Tickets are available from any ticket office or Buller Sports Outlet.

Skiing & Boarding

Either 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.

Ski and Snowboard Class Lessons

It may be your very first time on the snow or you may be taking your skills to the next level, you can rely on our team of friendly professional instructors at the Mt Buller Ski & Snowboard School to bring out your best and give you the confidence you need.

A lesson is your ticket to getting more fun out of your time on the snow. The Mt Buller Ski & Snowboard School offer lessons for skiers and boarders of all levels and have just the class for you.

Join one of Mt Buller’s Premium 3 hour lessons at 10am daily and get your day off to a great start with a value-packed morning on the slopes with your instructor. Or jump into a Regular 2 hour lesson from 1pm to brush up on your technique – a great way to boost your skills.

Private Lessons

If you are looking to improve your skiing or boarding, one-on-one instruction is the proven way to get results fast. Our instructors come from more than a dozen countries around the world, and we’ll match you with the right pro to help you achieve your goals. Why not get together with a group of friends and make your own private class? UP to five people can enjoy a private lesson for the same price as one.

Snowshoeing

Donning a pair of snow shoes is the perfect way to explore the winter wonderland that is Mt Buller. Suitable for all ages, snow shoeing is as easy as walking. Whether you want to trek to the summit to watch a glorious sunset or explore the Mt Buller backcountry playground with deep snow among the trees, you’ll discover a side of the mountain you haven’t seen before.
Snow shoes can be hired from one of the many on-mountain rental outlets and guided snow shoe tours are also available.

Snowtubing

Snowtubing is fabulous fun for the whole family and is a perfect activity if you don’t quite feel like taking to the slopes on a ski or board.
Sit or lie in an over-sized inflated rubber tube and feel the adrenaline rush as you spin you way down the channels of the snowtubing park!

Located near Spur’s Cafe, snowtubing is FREE with a valid sightseeing pass. Take the Horse Hill Chairlift from the Horse Hill Car park or walk across from the top of Blue Bullet Chairlift and you’ll find the snowtubing lanes near the Spurs T-bar.

Telemarking

If you are looking for a new challenge on your next Mt Buller visit, why not consider learning to telemark. Telemark skiing, or free-heel skiing, looks deceptively easy but is quite a challenge. The Mt Buller Ski & Snowboard School offers lessons in this exciting discipline.

Tobogganing

Families with kids of all ages love the exhilarating experience of tobogganing!

Mt Buller has two designated toboggan areas – one located in the day car park next to Celia’s Cafe and the other next to the Post Office in the Village. Toboggans are available for hire from most on-mountain rental outlets.

Please note that toboggans are to be used only in the two designated areas and not on the ski-runs.

Gnome Roam

Come and take a walk with Mt Buller’s little folk! The Mt Buller Gnome Roam takes visitors on a tour of the mystical gnome world of the mountain village where they will catch a glimpse of resident Mt Buller gnomes, learn about their favourite places to play as well as some interesting facts about the gnome way of life.

Visitors can collect a Mt Buller Gnome Roam booklet from the post office to guide them through the Roam. The booklet, which makes a perfect keepsake, contains an intricately designed map and beautiful photos of Mt Buller Gnome folk. A further bonus is the gnome stickers available at the Post Office as a reward for completing the Roam.

On your way up the mountain, you can also stop in at the Gnome Home for a visit. Located about 3km up the Mt Buller Tourist Rd, keep an eye out for the Gnome Crossing sign and just past that you will find the Gnome Home, in a majestic Mountain Ash tree.

Mt Buller is the perfect escape in summer. An easy three-hour drive from Melbourne, Mt Buller is one of the most accessible alpine resorts in Australia, and offers the perfect summer escape no matter what your tastes and interests. There’s mountain biking, bush walking, horse riding, four-wheel driving, scenic chairlift rides and a sizzling schedule of summer events.

If you’re looking for a cool change this summer then Mt Buller is the destination for you. With its refreshingly cool summer temperatures the High Country is the perfect environment to undertake a host of holiday activities. You can relax with long walks and peaceful picnics on the summit, or get the adrenalin pumping with mountain biking motorbiking, four-wheel driving or road cycling. With many of the village facilities are open year-round, come for the day or take an extended break and enjoy all that the area has to offer.

Spectacular views combine with clean alpine air and a cool summer climate to provide the perfect setting to relax and recharge. The Mt Buller Village features a range of restaurants and various accommodation options, where you can enjoy the local cuisine and traditional mountain hospitality. Mt Buller also hosts a number of sensational summer events including food and wine festivals, mountain biking and cycling competitions, car races, Easter celebrations and much more.

Visit Mt Buller this summer and you’ll feel on top of the world!
For further information about Mt Buller and all the things to see and do in the alpine area, please contact 1300 278 483 or info@absolutealpine.com.au

Gym & Sports Clubs

A world class gymnasium, managed by a full time Fitness Instructor to ensure you achieve your fitness goals.

Located on the 1st floor of the Buller Community Centre Building.

Gymnasium Hours: 1pm to 9pm. Sports sessions are held regularly at the gymnasium.

Biking

Be on top of the world at Mt Buller and experience the exhilaration of biking at altitude. Whatever your interests, from the thrills of the downhill course to the burn of the uphill road challenge and the freedom of our cross-country trails, there’s something perfect for you at Mt Buller.
Regardless of your skill level, take your riding to new heights at Mt Buller, where the mix of varied terrain, stunning alpine views and cool summer climate combine to create the ideal biking escape.

Alpine Museum

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 Buller’s journey but the development of Australia’s entire alpine history, with hundreds of fascinating artefacts 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.
Museum displays are constantly changing with special exhibitions held during winter season.

Alpine Spa Retreat

The Breathtaker on High is Australia’s first alpine spa, providing guests with a truly indulgent experience. Located in the Breathtaker All Suite Hotel at Mt Buller, it is fully equipped with state of the art facilities including a lap pool, geisha tubs and steam rooms, and offers an extensive range of treatments and custom made programs designed to relax, de-stress, pamper and rejuvenate. Individual or couples packages are available featuring a selection of Breathtaker’s massages, body wraps, facial therapies and wellbeing treatments.

The Breathtaker on High Spa Retreat has won two awards in the 2008 Li’Tya Spirit of Spa Awards – snapping up the Best Spa Menu and Best Website awards. Come and experience the award-winning service yourself this winter and feel on top of the world.

Arts and Artifacts Walks

Mt Buller has a rich and varied history that reflects the mountain’s evolution from a cattleman’s run into a mature alpine resort.

Throughout the Village, statues, sculptures and artwork can be found which demonstrate this rich history and portray the artistic achievements of local artists.

Drop into the Post Office to collect your copy of the Arts & Artefacts Brochure, which takes you on a self-guided tour of these amazing pieces of culture. The beautifully designed brochure details each work and it’s location, as well as giving you some history on the piece and the artist.

Cinema

The latest releases are screened every evening throughout the season in Mt Buller’s 180 seat cinema – the highest movie cinema in Australia.
Usually two movies a night are screened, and on bad weather days daytime sessions are available.

The Mt Buller Cinema is a great place to cosy up and relax. There’s a great little kiosk stocked with chocolates and snacks to get you through your movie and Cinema Club membership is available which allows you into any movie, any time, all season.

The cinema is located within the Mt Buller Community Centre – look out for the sign on street level right next to the post office and head down the stairs.

The Mt Buller Snow Guarantee means you can book your snow holiday with confidence.

The Snow Guarantee is provided by Buller Ski Lifts and participating Mt Buller accommodation providers. It’s a money-back guarantee on all prepaid accommodation, lift ticket, rental and lesson packages and it applies if insufficient snow cover means we don’t have at least four of our ‘Snow Guarantee’ lifts operating in the two days before your scheduled arrival.

How does it work?

If the Snow Guarantee lifts (see the list below) aren’t operating in the two days before you arrive, you can contact your booking agent to change your booking to a later date or cancel your booking and get your money back.

Please note: You can’t take advantage of the Snow Guarantee on the day you arrive nor during your stay, only up to 5pm on the day before you arrive.

As an example, if your scheduled day of arrival is Sunday, then you must call between 9am Friday and 5pm Saturday to take advantage of the guarantee.

Snow Guarantee Lifts

The Snow Guarantee applies if Mt Buller don’t have at least four of the following lifts operating, which cover a wide range of beginner and intermediate terrain

  • Blue Bullet Express
  • Holden Express (6 seater)

Plus any two of the following lifts:

 

  • Wombat
  • Shakey Knees
  • Skyline T-bar
  • Koflers T- bar
  • Summit
  • Howqua
  • Bonza
  • Northside Express

Exclusions

The Snow Guarantee only applies if the lifts aren’t operating due to insufficient snow cover. It doesn’t apply where the lifts aren’t operating due to following:

  • Lift closure due to weather conditions other than insufficient snow, e.g. wind or ice;
  • Lift closure due to mechanical breakdowns or equipment failure.

The Snow Guarantee also doesn’t apply to the following:

  • Retail tickets purchased on the e-store or at on-mountain sales offices;
  • Booking fees or commissions payable to booking agents; and
  • Bookings on Opening Weekend (6-8 June 2014)

Validity

Snow Guarantee may be activated on bookings from 9 June 2014 (i.e. before 5:00pm on 8 June 2014) through to the end of the declared snow season.

Look for the Snow Guarantee logo on accommodation listings and book your snow holiday with confidence!

  • Abom Hotel & Apartments
  • Ajax Ski Club
  • Alpine Retreat
  • Arlberg Hotel
  • Breathtaker All Suite Hotel & Spa
  • Buller Backpackers
  • Buller Central (YHA)
  • Duck Inn
  • Mt Buller Chalet Hotel & Suites
  • Hotel Pension Grimus
  • Kandahar Lodge
  • Mt Buller Condominiums
  • Sugerbush Lodge & Apartments
  • The Whitt