Mt Buller Snow Report Open

1:30pm - 23 Aug 2017       
Lifts Open 22 of 22
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 115 cm
Weather: Partly cloudy. Very high.. Forecast Max 2°c

Forecast

We're going to be seeing the clouds roll in as we head for a partly cloudy top of 2 degrees. There's a high (90%) chance we'll see snow showers sometime during the afternoon but we wouldn't be disappointed if they arrived earlier! We'll also be seeing some light to moderate winds so be sure to stay warm on the chairlifts. 

We'll be seeing the cloud cover sticking around for tomorrow with a slight chance of snow on the cards before we see the sunshine arrive on Friday. 

Skiing & Boarding

There is extensive grooming across the resort, more has been groomed then not, so you'll have no problem finding fresh corduroy to carve up. The conditions in open areas are rated as excellent and it will start out firm packed this morning before softening up. The two terrain parks at Skyline and Koflers are looking good after some overnight maintenance from the grooming team. And be sure to check out Ski Patrol's Pick of the Day - Summit Slide - which will provide some early morning fun!  

Road Condition

Open & Clear

Weather

Overnight Min-0.9 °C
Wind24-37km/h N
VisibilityMedium
PrecipitationNone
Cloud CoverMostly Cloudy

Conditions

Snow CoverFresh cover on a firm base
Surface ConditionFirm Packed
SnowmakingOn Standby
Grooming Summary

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural115cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking138cm
Snow Depth: Family Run135cm
Snow Depth: Tirol99cm
Snow Depth: Boggy Creek111cm

Snowfall History

23 Aug 20174cm
22 Aug 20174cm
20 Aug 201714cm

Resort Features

Toboggan Run1
Half Pipe0
Terrain Park1

Cross Country Trails

Excellent

Day Visitor Wheel Chains

2WD vehicles ARE required to carry chains.4WD/AWD vehicles are not required to carry chains.All Overnight vehicles ARE required to carry chains.

Announcements

22/22 lifts expected today and very good to excellent cover in most areas open. Terrain parks have been groomed and snowmaking has been happening overnight and there's plenty of grooming across the resort. 
ABOM Express (6 Seat)
Blue Bullet Express (Quad)
Boggy Creek (T-bar)
Bonza (Quad)
Bourke Street Carpet (Carpet)
Bull Run (Quad)
Canyon Tows (Rope)
Cattleman's Carpets (Carpet)
Federation (Triple)
Gliders Carpet (Carpet)
Grimus (Triple)
Happy Feet Carpet (Carpet)
Howqua (Quad)
Koflers (T-bar)
Lydia Lassila Chairlift (Double)
Northside Express (Quad)
Skyline (T-bar)
South Side (Quad)
Summit (Quad)
The Fox (Quad)
Tirol (T-bar)
Wombat (Quad)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking

Baldy

Baldy

Bourke Street

Bourke St

Little Buller Spur

Whiskey Creek
Robin's
Powder Keg
Outer Edge
Zwier's Zig Zag
Boomerang
Cross Cut
Wombat Valley
Little Buller Spur - top
Wombat
Family Run

North Side

Telecom
Cattleman's Trail
Tirol
Shakey Knees
Boggy Creek
Burnt Hut

South Side

Rough Cut
Yurredla
Whiskey Creek Trail
Standard
Chamois
Boulders
Federation - upper
Sun Valley
Playground
Canyon Trail
Federation - lower
Men's Downhill

Summit

Fanny's Finish
Summit Black
Chute
Fast One
Summit Slide
Summit
Howqua
McLaughlin's Shoulder
SCV Hut Run
Slalom Gully

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Wed Aug 23
Max 2°c
Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of snow showers, most likely during this afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 40 km/h before turning southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening.
Thu Aug 24
-4°c | 2°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower. Winds south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Fri Aug 25
-5°c | 3°c
Patchy morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds.
Sat Aug 26
-4°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a snow shower. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the day.
Sun Aug 27
-4°c | 2°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a snow shower. Light winds.
Mon Aug 28
-5°c | 3°c
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower. Light winds.
Tue Aug 29
-4°c | 3°c
Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a snow shower. Winds southwesterly 20 to 25 km/h tending southerly later.

Comments

luvthabumps
23/8/17 - 3:21am
hooha: From the horses "mouth" so to speak "The applicant must ensure that the driver of the vehicle has the capability and experience of driving in hazardous conditions that arise from snow and ice on alpine roads. which ensure that the vehicle is capable of being driven in the snow and icy road conditions that may exist during the snow season. Applicants are to ensure that the vehicle will be fitted with appropriate tyres for snow season driving and that wheel chains are carried at all times." "As a minimum, all terrain tyres and/or tyres bearing the M + S stamp must be used depending on the make and model of vehicle. We strongly recommend the use of snow tyres that meet the international standard identified by a snowflake-on-a-mountain peak symbol (as shown below). The snowflake-on-the-mountain peak symbol denotes that the tyres are suitable for use in severe snow conditions and have received a severe snow service conditions rating. " In my opinion these requirements would not be complied with over ,at least, 90% of the vehicles up there. The RMB know this and do not do anything, safe in the knowledge that they can blame the driver for not abiding by the regulations, Not going to help the poor injured (or worse) person though. Having an environment whereby mixing pedestrians(sometimes on skis/boards) with vehicles (mostly not appropriate for bad conditions as above) on declared hazardous roads is a recipe for disaster and I've personally seen and am aware of many near misses. If the status quo remains it's a matter of time. LTB while I agree that the road is good most of the time that doesn't change that risks involved and the potential for serious consequences when conditions are bad. And we all know that the chains usually go on after the horse has bolted. It's up to the RMB to look at at address these and other safety issues( and yes there are many) rather than turn a blind eye. And guaranteed when it turns to sh&$ they, like most gov officials, will pass the buck. Although what would a coroner say about the geniuses who thought mixing pedestrians( usually inattentive) and vehicles (some heavy) on declared hazardous roads was a good idea? Hope I never have to find out but it would be interesting.... Sorry, just don't want to see someone's little kid run over for a lack of people who should know better giving a sh$@ and actually doing their jobs. This should probably be a separate thread right?;) On the plus side, glad y'all getting some decent snow, hope it keeps coming like the spring of 2003, the spring that kept on giving ( first week of November rode pow down chamois and fully groomed bourke st with bb1 running)
Well, there you go. I do recall reading the conditions once on back of the permit application but hadn't seen that para on the M&S as a minimum. I agree - at least 90% would not comply. You would wonder though how a coroner might feel when they asked the RMB about how the policy is enforced and what steps are taken to check that permit holders are complying, and the answer was "nothing"
DbSki
22/8/17 - 10:11pm
"Speed Kills" "Don't tear down the dotted line" WTF ? And how much did that dirty big steel overhead road sign cost to blink that message to me driving Sth out of Yarck And there is another one at the other end of the twighlight zone heading Nth that says "New Speed Limit" Oh really, never would have seen the 80 signs everywhere. And what message are they going to put on it when the new speed limit is old. "The good old 80k speed limit ahead"
22/8/17 - 8:33pm
travelislife: Was helicopter not drone, there were a few around on Sunday that's for sure!
Yeah in retrospect it's definitely a chopper
DbSki
22/8/17 - 8:15pm
The place was teeming with small children on a lot of runs. It was like the Kindergarten Interschool dispersed across the entire resort, small kids as in knee high. I know they get that on weekends but its was a sight Ive not encountered mid week, on a Tuesday, even with interschools on that are usually all over one side. Usualy the kids are teens whcih isnt a problem but these ones were the size of garden gnomes and hard to spot. Some of the hip tall tweens had team jackets on. I got the feeling interschools now includes preps. They were fairy capable too which is probably why they were on so many runs. If that's the case interschools days at Buller are off my menu for the foreseeable future. Un nerving trying to blast a few carves with obstacles like that dispersed around the place you don't see till your nearly on them.
DbSki
22/8/17 - 7:18pm
Nice day out Firm in the morning, snot by the arvo though.
travelislife
22/8/17 - 3:40pm
Rush: There was an aerial drone video posted on Buller FB over the weekend off two skiers carving up Summit Slide at warp factor 9 on perfect corduroy. Made me jealous of not skiing Buller for the first time since 2010. Is it the best Buller season since then?
Was helicopter not drone, there were a few around on Sunday that's for sure!
22/8/17 - 3:04pm
This is the one. Wowsers.
CarveMan
22/8/17 - 2:49pm
Rush: There was an aerial drone video posted on Buller FB over the weekend off two skiers carving up Summit Slide at warp factor 9 on perfect corduroy. Made me jealous of not skiing Buller for the first time since 2010. Is it the best Buller season since then?
Nah 2012 was better.
22/8/17 - 2:35pm
There was an aerial drone video posted on Buller FB over the weekend off two skiers carving up Summit Slide at warp factor 9 on perfect corduroy. Made me jealous of not skiing Buller for the first time since 2010. Is it the best Buller season since then?
hooha
22/8/17 - 12:01am
luvthabumps: I'm not aware of a policy that says you have to have winter tyres to travel in the Village. 95% of the season summer tyres and a bit of common sense would be fine. The other 5% you either need chains or good quality snow tyres ( and even then sometimes chains)
From the horses "mouth" so to speak "The applicant must ensure that the driver of the vehicle has the capability and experience of driving in hazardous conditions that arise from snow and ice on alpine roads. which ensure that the vehicle is capable of being driven in the snow and icy road conditions that may exist during the snow season. Applicants are to ensure that the vehicle will be fitted with appropriate tyres for snow season driving and that wheel chains are carried at all times." "As a minimum, all terrain tyres and/or tyres bearing the M + S stamp must be used depending on the make and model of vehicle. We strongly recommend the use of snow tyres that meet the international standard identified by a snowflake-on-a-mountain peak symbol (as shown below). The snowflake-on-the-mountain peak symbol denotes that the tyres are suitable for use in severe snow conditions and have received a severe snow service conditions rating. " In my opinion these requirements would not be complied with over ,at least, 90% of the vehicles up there. The RMB know this and do not do anything, safe in the knowledge that they can blame the driver for not abiding by the regulations, Not going to help the poor injured (or worse) person though. Having an environment whereby mixing pedestrians(sometimes on skis/boards) with vehicles (mostly not appropriate for bad conditions as above) on declared hazardous roads is a recipe for disaster and I've personally seen and am aware of many near misses. If the status quo remains it's a matter of time. LTB while I agree that the road is good most of the time that doesn't change that risks involved and the potential for serious consequences when conditions are bad. And we all know that the chains usually go on after the horse has bolted. It's up to the RMB to look at at address these and other safety issues( and yes there are many) rather than turn a blind eye. And guaranteed when it turns to sh&$ they, like most gov officials, will pass the buck. Although what would a coroner say about the geniuses who thought mixing pedestrians( usually inattentive) and vehicles (some heavy) on declared hazardous roads was a good idea? Hope I never have to find out but it would be interesting.... Sorry, just don't want to see someone's little kid run over for a lack of people who should know better giving a sh$@ and actually doing their jobs. This should probably be a separate thread right?;) On the plus side, glad y'all getting some decent snow, hope it keeps coming like the spring of 2003, the spring that kept on giving ( first week of November rode pow down chamois and fully groomed bourke st with bb1 running)
Jellybeans1000
21/8/17 - 10:15pm
Snow Dog: Fog lifted off summit at 4pm today. Met the kids and skied top to bottom Summit Slide and then Fast One - making tracks in fresh! No one else - it was our hill, in the most perfect cold 10cm fluf snow. Our family will talk about that 45 minutes for years to come.
Impressive, that would be pretty good inbounds skiing. Can think of several lines past the fire hut, that would be very good in those conditions. Guessing you are up for interschools?
Snow Dog
21/8/17 - 10:04pm
Fog lifted off summit at 4pm today. Met the kids and skied top to bottom Summit Slide and then Fast One - making tracks in fresh! No one else - it was our hill, in the most perfect cold 10cm fluf snow. Our family will talk about that 45 minutes for years to come.
CarveMan
21/8/17 - 8:23pm
wolly: Hilarious!!
You misspelled genius
TOFF
21/8/17 - 8:14pm
Madski: Which they run for free till 6.00 for the day trippers. It would be nice if they extended on a Friday night till 9.00 as you say for the people dropping cars back.
Till 2:00am on Saturday mornings for those slow to get away from Melbourne.
21/8/17 - 8:07pm
CarveMan: The policy is a bit opaque. The tyres my car came with would be a disaster on days like last friday. I personally think it should be a three stage system: 1) All cars with overnight accommodation booked can drop off in the village 2) All AWDs with overnight accommodation booked can drop off in the village 3) Only AWDs/4WDs with adequate clearance and snow tyres can drop off in the village I reckon the ratio of this would be 60:35:5
Hilarious!!
21/8/17 - 7:42pm
CarveMan: I forgot the part where there would be a free shuttle to bring the driver back up to the village after drop off.
Which they run for free till 6.00 for the day trippers. It would be nice if they extended on a Friday night till 9.00 as you say for the people dropping cars back.
21/8/17 - 6:47pm
CarveMan: Reminds me of the day....
Maybe it's more to do with the way you said it...;)
rime noreason
21/8/17 - 6:37pm
Each time I've come up again this year, I've said it's been my best day of the season. Today continues that trend. Small dry snowflakes fell all day, often heavily. Skiing on it was amazing. Snow was falling already from just passed Chain bay 1, but wasn't sticking to the road there. It was extremely cold on the mountain, no vis at summit and very windy there. Dropping into the southern runs, wind stopped and vis was fine. It was very beautiful skiing in snow gently floating down here. Bloody Hell was crossed off the bucket list last time, this time it's Powder Keg. That was no problem although I took It carefully being the maiden voyage down it. Despite moguls up to my shoulders and rocks lurking behind every one, I'll do that one again. Cow camp and Dan Run have huge moguls and a huge gap down the centre halfway down, back to grass, yet the cover elsewhere on that run is solid and excellent. Spring thaw underneath is underway. Just watched a gorgeous sunset. Will post more photos tomorrow. Can't wait for morning!
DbSki
21/8/17 - 6:24pm
Apiraclubby: I'd do it myself but im waiting til intersc****s are over and regular business resumes
I'm probably going up tomorrow. See what we can do.
Timmossy
21/8/17 - 4:32pm
Skied Bull-town on Sunday, what a great mountain. Previous 10 visits comprising of freezing rain / fog / rubbish snow quantity have now been completely forgotten about. Bumps down bull run were bloody awesome - why oh why Hotham feel the need to groom everything these days is beyond me. The gradient on Summit Slide just begs you to carv the hell out of it. GOOD TIMES!

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