Being the closest mountain to Melbourne, Mt Buller Ski Resort is a one of the most accessible ski mountains in Victoria, Australia. At approximately a three hour drive from Melbourne, it is a convenient and popular mountain for Australians to go to for day trips. With 53 trails on 741 acres, Mt Buller is not a large mountain, but it offers a variety of trails for skiers and snowboarders.
Mt Buller Ski Resort has a variety of terrain to suit any ability. You will find beginner slopes on Bourke St and Burnt Hut Spur, great intermediate terrain options off the Summit and Wombat chairlifts, along with long groomers, wide open snow fields, and black runs like Chamois and the back of Summit. There are three terrain parks at Mt Buller that are designed for all skill levels and a rider cross course. Lifts and facilities are well maintained and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
The picturesque Mt Buller Village sits at the base of Mt Buller and has a wide range of restaurants, bars, and nightlife options. The resort also offers a variety of activities including snow shoeing, tobogganing and snow tubing. The resort is also home to Australia's highest cinema, an alpine spa retreat, the National Alpine Museum and an indoor sports complex. Note that private vehicles are not allowed to be driven to the mountain peak directly. You will have to park your vehicle in a town and then book a bus tickets to go to the Mt Buller.
Mt Buller Tips/Notes:
- Note that like all of Australia's snow resorts, snow chains must be used during winter.
- Some consider Mt Buller to be pricey for what you get with many additional fees and expensive food.
- On busy days, avoid Bourke St. It gets too crowded with beginners and ski school. Go on off peak and shoulder periods when Mt Buller is less busy and accommodations are less expensive.