The snow began falling at Mt Buller on Wednesday evening and has continued with at times heavy snow showers blanketing the mountain with a layer of 20cms of fresh snow. Temperatures are remaining cold and more snow is in the forecast heading into the weekend.
Mt Buller today opened two more chairlifts - the Holden Express and Wombat chair - accessing more terrain for more advanced skiers and boarders on Little Buller Spur and down to the bottom of the Wombat run.
"It's great to have more snow on the ground and to be opening up extra lifts today," explained Buller Ski Lifts General Manager Laurie Blampied.
Mt Buller Lift operator, Sparky Siegman clears the way for Holden Chair to open this morning. Photo: Andrew Railton
"Thanks to great snowmaking and grooming we were able to enjoy some early season skiing here on our popular Bourke Street run, but the more advanced skiers and riders are itching to get further up the mountain."
"If the snow keeps coming in the storm as forecast there is a good chance we'll have more lifts and terrain opening up into the weekend."
"This snowfall is a real shot in the arm for the season and we expect to see many happy skiers and boarders heading up the resort in the coming days to make the most of the conditions. Our guests are also enjoying the freedom of our new B-TAG passes and are heading online to load their passes and skip the queues in resort. We've been delighted with how well the new technology is working and getting skiers out on the slopes faster."