Mt Buller 2016 Winter Media Guide - Page 5

WHAT’S NEW IN 2016 The team at Mt Buller has been busy since last season - here’s what you can look forward to this winter: NEW DEVELOPMENTS The old No 96 building on The Avenue has a stunning new look for 2016 following a major redevelopment that has converted the long-time staff accommodation into 8 x two and three bedroom prestige apartments just a short walk down from the ABOM chairlift. BETTER MOBILE SERVICE Telstra has undertaken a series of projects to extend the height of the mobile phone base station located in the Mt Buller Village Square, raising it from 8 meters to 16 meters to improve the network coverage at the resort. MORE SNOW We’ve beefed up the snowmaking system even further this winter with eleven new fully automatic DB6 snow guns. This extends snowmaking to the bottom section of The Chute and tops up coverage on key runs including Wombat, Shakey Knees and Family Run. Mt Buller boasts the largest snowmaking system in Victoria boosting the snow cover across 71ha of key ski runs with an automated network of 244 guns. We can make a lot of snow. If we wanted to cover the MCG in 30cms of snow we could do it in about 2 hours with our snowmaking system. 04 2016 Winter Media Guide The extension has improved 3G coverage and with the addition of 4G services, the base station can now provide access to high speed wireless broadband to all Telstra customers. The project was completed in January 2016 and visitors to Mt Buller during the peak winter period will be able to take advantage of th