Mt Buller 2016 Winter Media Guide - Page 7

BULLER AT A GLANCE LOCATION AND ACCESS TERRAIN – Easy 3 hour drive from Melbourne (248km north-east of the city) – Over 300 hectares of skiable terrain – Closest major alpine resort to any international airport – Season opens Saturday, 11 June to Sunday, 25 September 2016 – Terrain mix: 20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced – Longest run – Little Buller Spur 2.5km – Three Frank Freestyle Mt Buller Terrain Parks – Average ski season – 128 days A TRUE ALPINE VILLAGE – Most on-mountain beds in Victoria - 7,000 beds in the alpine village – Wide range of accommodation types from hostels and lodges to luxury hotels and private chalets – Over 30 cafes, bars and restaurants ranging from easy take-away to fine dining LIFTS – Victoria’s largest lifting system with a network of 22 lifts – Capacity to move 40,000 skiers per hour – One high-speed six seater (ABOM Express) – Two detachable quad chairs (Blue Bullet Express and Northside Express) – 14 rental and retail outlets – Seven quad chairs (Fox, Wombat, Summit, Howqua, Southside, Bull Run and Bonza) – 180 seat cinema - the highest movie theatre in Australia – Two triple chairs (Grimus, Federation – World-class ski and snowboard school, with 250 certified instructors – Four T-bars (Koflers, Skyline, Boggy Creek, Tirol) – Yoplait Petit Miam Buller Kids Centre, catering for children from just 3 months old – Day spa, sled dog tours, snowshoe tours, helicopter flights and more – One double chair (Lydia’s). – One rope tow (Canyons) – Four carpet lifts (Bourke Street, Cattleman’s Carpets, Happy Feet and Gliders) SNOWMAKING AND GROOMING ELEVATION AND SNOWFALL – Summit altitude – 1805m – Village altitude – 1600m – Highest lifted point – 1780m Grimus Chairlift – Base altitude – 1375m Chalet Creek load station – Snowline – 1200m – Lifted vertical drop – 400m – Average cumulative snowfall – 2.42m – Average snow depth – 1.1m 06 2016 Winter Media Guide – 244 snowmaking guns across the resort capable of pumping 400 litres of water per second – Snowmaking boosts cover on more than 78 hectares and 19kms of trails – Fleet of 16 grooming machines including two specialised terrain park groomers, two winch cats, two dedicated toboggan park groomers and a cross-country track setter