Mt Buller Snow Report   Comments

Updated

 29
Jul 2014
9:10am

Uploaded: 8:40am - 29 July 2014

Lifts Open

19
of 22

Snow Depth

100cm
Average Natural

Surface Condition


Firm Packed

Weather

Overnight Minimum: -0.2 °C
Wind: km/h -
Precipitation: None
Expected Visibility: Medium
Expected Cloud Cover: Increasing Sunshine

Snowfall

0cm
Last 24hrs

Snowfall

2cm
27 Jul 2014

Snowfall

2cm
26 Jul 2014

Snowfall

1cm
25 Jul 2014
Resort Status: Open 9:10am - 29 Jul 2014

Skiers and boarders will find very excellent conditions on firm packed to softening snow across the entire resort. Make sure you check out the groomed runs our wonderful Grooming Team have been working on throughout the night.
Ski Patrols pick of the day: Summit Slide.

Skiable Snow Cover Whole Resort
Resort Rating Excellent
Snowmaking On Standby
Grooming Summary
Snow Depth: Av. Natural 100cm
Snow Depth: Family Run 108cm
Snow Depth: Tirol 96cm
Snow Depth: Av. Snowmaking 118cm
Snow Depth: Boggy Creek 95cm
Toboggan Run Open
Half Pipe Open
Terrain Park Open
Road Condition Open - ice patches

Skiing & Boarding

Skiers and boarders will find very excellent conditions on firm packed to softening snow across the entire resort. Make sure you check out the groomed runs our wonderful Grooming Team have been working on throughout the night.
Ski Patrols pick of the day: Summit Slide.

Cross Country Trails

Last Groomed 28/7/2014

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

TERITARY TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS
Did you know that every Tuesday and Wednesday you could get half price lift tickets if you are a tertiary student? That means for just $57 you could be riding down the slopes. Dont forget to show your valid student card when purchasing your BTAG at the Village Ticket Office.

Weather   BOM Summary

DateForecastMinMax
Tue Jul 29 Partly cloudy. A few showers or snow showers. Winds northwesterly 55 to 70 km/h.
Wed Jul 30 Cloudy. Showers. Winds west to northwesterly 55 to 65 km/h.
Thu Jul 31 Cloudy. A shower or two in the morning. A few snow showers. Possible hail and gusty winds in the evening. Winds northwesterly 60 to 70 km/h tending westerly 60 to 75 km/h during the evening.
Fri Aug 1 Cloudy. A few snow showers. Possible hail until evening. Winds westerly 60 to 70 km/h tending west to northwesterly 45 to 55 km/h during the morning then shifting southerly 50 to 60 km/h during the evening. -5° -2°
Sat Aug 2 Partly cloudy. Medium chance of snow showers. Winds south to southwesterly 35 to 55 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h during the day. -6°
Sun Aug 3 Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming west to northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h during the morning. -3°
Mon Aug 4 Partly cloudy. Winds west to northwesterly 20 to 25 km/h. -5°
Source: Bureau of Meteorology Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-218* or through some TV and radio broadcasts.
  • 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)
  • Holden Express (Six)
  • Howqua (Quad)
  • Koflers (T-bar)
  • Lydia Lassila Chairlift (Double)
  • Northside Express (formerly Horse Hill) (Quad)
  • Shakey Knees (Quad)
  • Skyline (T-bar)
  • South Side (Quad)
  • Summit (Quad)
  • Tirol (T-bar)
  • Wombat (Quad)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking
Baldy
BaldyopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Bourke Street
Bourke StopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Little Buller Spur
Whiskey CreekopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Robin'sopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Powder KegopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Outer EdgeopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Zwier's Zig ZagopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
BoomerangopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Cross CutopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Wombat ValleyopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Little Buller Spur - topopenGroomedSnowmaking
WombatopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Family RunopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
North Side
TelecomclosedNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Cattleman's TrailopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
TirolopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Shakey KneesopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Boggy CreekopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Burnt HutopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
South Side
Rough CutopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
YurredlaopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Whiskey Creek TrailopenGroomedSnowmaking
StandardopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
ChamoisopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
BouldersopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Federation - upperopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Sun ValleyopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
PlaygroundopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Canyon TrailopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Federation - loweropenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Men's DownhillopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Summit
Fanny's FinishopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Summit BlackopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
ChuteopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
Fast OneopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Summit SlideopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
SummitopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
HowquaopenGroomedNo Snowmaking
McLaughlin's ShoulderopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
SCV Hut RunopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
Slalom GullyopenNot GroomedNo Snowmaking
  • Mt Buller Snow Report 29th July 2014

    Uploaded: 8:40am - Tue 29 July 2014

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    Uploaded: 7:59am - Mon 28 July 2014

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Cross Country
Cross Country Trails Last Groomed 28/7/2014

Updated: 06:24 28/07/2014

Trail Status Grooming Date Groomed
Village TrailOpenSkating25 Jul 2014
Quarry TrailOpenSkating25 Jul 2014
Buller to StirlingOpenSkating25 Jul 2014

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CarveMan
29/7/14 - 10:27am
Cut the corner off and go through Strath Creek if you're going via the Hume. The Hume is about 30km longer than going through Yarra Glen, but of course if you live in the North or West of Melb it makes more sense.
Dos
29/7/14 - 10:16am
Quoting snowgum: Makes you wonder if there's a better way! Helicopter Anyone?? :)-)
Another way to avoid traffic on Maroondah HW during peak hours to Melbourne is to use MF - Benalla - Melboure. It adds some more kilometres, but not many cars on the road to Benalla and then it's Hume HW.
mx_boarder
29/7/14 - 8:20am
Quoting TOFF: Sssshhhhhh. Shutup
29/7/14 - 8:04am
Anyone know the reason for tirol t closing? My guess is mechanincal as it closed around 3.30 Saturday for no apparent reason so I had to go to HH midload which almost killed me. It could be lack of snow however, it was looking pretty thin down there. Anyone know anything?
Vermillion
29/7/14 - 8:03am
Quoting snowgum: FWIW, have driven to ski fields in about 7 countries during some 30 years of skiing. By far the nuttiest drivers and driving has been to Buller. Surely a byproduct of 10,000 frustrated skiers trying to cram 8 hours shredding and 6-8 hrs driving on substandard roads in one 18-20 hour day, in a season often only 8-10 weeks duration. Makes you wonder if there's a better way! Helicopter Anyone?? :)-)
Just thank Allah the section of road between Mansfield and the toll gate is not covered in snow during the winter, holy crap the number of crashes would be off the charts.
TOFF
28/7/14 - 11:37pm
Quoting mx_boarder: On Sundays I leave the hill around 7.30-8.00pm, and am lucky to see two or three sets of tail lights before Croydon. Makes for a later arrival home, but zero stress. It really is a great drive with nobody else around.
Sssshhhhhh. Shutup
mx_boarder
28/7/14 - 11:34pm
Quoting snowgum: Makes you wonder if there's a better way!
On Sundays I leave the hill around 7.30-8.00pm, and am lucky to see two or three sets of tail lights before Croydon. Makes for a later arrival home, but zero stress. It really is a great drive with nobody else around.
28/7/14 - 11:21pm
Quoting The Plowking: It defies logic.
FWIW, have driven to ski fields in about 7 countries during some 30 years of skiing. By far the nuttiest drivers and driving has been to Buller. Surely a byproduct of 10,000 frustrated skiers trying to cram 8 hours shredding and 6-8 hrs driving on substandard roads in one 18-20 hour day, in a season often only 8-10 weeks duration. Makes you wonder if there's a better way! Helicopter Anyone?? (:-)
DbSki
28/7/14 - 10:38pm
Should add that I do Cham in the mornng because its about 20 metres from the back door of the lodge so Tue. Wed and Thursday I flopped out the door each morning and cut some 8s in the icy cord on top half with no-one around for warm ups and then off down the bottom.
The Plowking
28/7/14 - 10:20pm
Quoting Vermillion: Speeding between Mt Buller and Mansfield? Not even once.
It defies logic.
DbSki
28/7/14 - 4:51pm
Quoting Vermillion: Now that I think about it, I think this post is quite prejudiced. For those not in the know, here's the summary: - Get off Bull Run chair, maneuver around snowboarders sitting on their asses - Skate until you get a bit of pitch, then turn left to go around a terrain park - Put in 2 turns before you get to the bottom load around for Skyline T - Dodge hundreds of punters down a skinny rut-filled cat track - Turn a tight corner and dodge more punters, before going down another cat track - Turn again and go down a cat track until you're at the top of the 'run' - Put in maybe 15 turns down a weak pitched run before you get to a steep shoulder on the right where you can put in 1.5 turns before you hit.....another cat track - Skate down the rut-filled cat track avoid punters until you get to Bull Run chair Repeat many times, you cant beat this.
Unless Cham is open. In which case ski down short distance to rope tow Another short skate to standard Turn left back to Cham chair. Maybe tip down Cut73 for some bumps. Or just not get on rope tow and take Lois to the chair. Was doing variations of those three last week in the mornings with a few Elephant rides thrown in. Good fun.
miss_b_haven
28/7/14 - 2:10pm
Quoting luvthabumps: I'm going to agree with miss_b on this one - give your feedback (nicely) to Buller. The intent was good, perhaps it needed a bit better communication like letting you know that Northside still wouldn't open until 8.30 but there would be Village shuttles available and then if you arrived in the Village prior to 8.30 you could grab a coffee or a bite to eat while you waited for the lifts to open. I dunno, maybe that would have helped. Given this was the first weekend they did this, there were always going to be teething problems. At least they are trying to alleviate the congestion rather than doing nothing ;) Oh, I did mean politely, too! Exactly as you say, being an initial trial there are bound to be hiccups. If they're made aware of issues, then they'll know where/how to improve, and more likely to implement changes when issues and experiences are discussed civilly. :) I'm pleased to see that Buller is trying options to alleviate problems. :thumbs:
luvthabumps
28/7/14 - 2:05pm
Quoting db@dp: Wanted to relay some observations from yesterday (July 27) at Buller given I read this forum and I note the majority ofyou are long term contributors who provide invaluable insights: 1. Get in early for 50.0% discount on entry pass. Arrive at circa 7.15am. Get to car park at 7.45am. No chair operating from car park - it doesn't open until 8.30am..........and the logic is? 2. Bus to village - high tail to Blue Bullet - arrive 8.05am - it doesn't open until 8.30am.......and the logic is? 3. During the day between kids' school downhill, duck into Arlberg for a quick coffee given adjacent to - no-one was interested in serving. When I did get served, I had to wait 25 minutes for a coffee. It was arriving as I had to walk out the door. This was after coffee (pretty sure it was mine)- was served to a staff member who ordered 15 minutes after me. Alas no coffee. Service, rubbish. 4. The chair was working for the return to the car-park - we got on the lift at 3.50pm. We got off at 4.20pm. It seemed the operators wanted to take the 'gondola' cages off the chair at the point in time when there was a line of 100m to get on the chair at Spurs. The logic is? We were at Falls a couple of weeks ago - the service immaculate, couldn't do enough for you - they appeared they wanted people skiing at Falls Creek. Buller......I think the opposite applied based on yesterday's experience.
I'm going to agree with miss_b on this one - give your feedback (nicely) to Buller. The intent was good, perhaps it needed a bit better communication like letting you know that Northside still wouldn't open until 8.30 but there would be Village shuttles available and then if you arrived in the Village prior to 8.30 you could grab a coffee or a bite to eat while you waited for the lifts to open. I dunno, maybe that would have helped. Given this was the first weekend they did this, there were always going to be teething problems. At least they are trying to alleviate the congestion rather than doing nothing ;) WRT to service at Arlberg that could happen anywhere. I'm regularly at Buller, Falls and Perisher throughout the season and I encounter both excellent and crap service at all mountains, just that same as you would in Melbourne. Next time walk down the hill another 50m and grab a coffee at Snow Pony or as Skimun said take an extra few minutes and hit up the Grimus Grind (best if Anton is making the coffee I'm told)
miss_b_haven
28/7/14 - 1:58pm
Quoting CarveMan: Was it a Renault or Peugeot? We saw a Peugeot pulled over at Hearns Road - seriously if you speed through that dip there you deserve to lose your license. We were disappointed that it wasn't the Murano who was driving like an absolute DH passing over double lines between Sawmill and Merrijig. I love it when an idiot passes you and you see them pulled over down the road.
Similar happened last time I was driving home. All doing 100, but one car decides they're better than the rest and overtook the car behind me. I'm doing 103 behind the car ahead, but this car tailgated me for the next 5kms before overtaking on double lines. Then it sat in front of me for the next 15 - 20kms, tailgating the guy ahead (who was also doing the limit). Most irritatingly, this car had a really bright central tail light - so 4 tail lights in all - but this central one was so bright as if they had the brakes on the entire time. Very distracting and blindingly bright to drive behind, and due to tailgating the guy in front, the other 3 brake lights were continually flickering on and off as well. He finally overtook the guy ahead of me and left us for dead. Get to Yarck (or Molesworth? Can't remember), cops pull out of a side street behind me, lights flashing. Overtakes me, overtakes the car in front of me. . . and a few kilometres down the road, he's pulled over the 4-tail-lighter. I think I peed a little when I whooped. LOL
Vermillion
28/7/14 - 1:57pm
Quoting CarveMan: According to my scan history I haven't ridden BB1 since the 29/6 and Abom since 6/7 Don't intend to either.
What are these lifts?
CarveMan
28/7/14 - 1:55pm
Quoting miss_b_haven: I thought BB1 opened around 8 - 8.15, but I avoid that chair like the plague anyway.
According to my scan history I haven't ridden BB1 since the 29/6 and Abom since 6/7 Don't intend to either.
luvthabumps
28/7/14 - 1:54pm
We got away relatively early yesterday and had a really clean run. Bit slow down the hill but only into Mansfield maybe 5 mins later than norm and generally the traffic after that was all driving around 100-105 and no idiots doing lunatic overtaking. Door to door in 3 hours give or take a couple of mins.
miss_b_haven
28/7/14 - 1:50pm
Quoting db@dp: Wanted to relay some observations from yesterday (July 27) at Buller given I read this forum and I note the majority ofyou are long term contributors who provide invaluable insights: 1. Get in early for 50.0% discount on entry pass. Arrive at circa 7.15am. Get to car park at 7.45am. No chair operating from car park - it doesn't open until 8.30am..........and the logic is? 2. Bus to village - high tail to Blue Bullet - arrive 8.05am - it doesn't open until 8.30am.......and the logic is? 3. During the day between kids' school downhill, duck into Arlberg for a quick coffee given adjacent to - no-one was interested in serving. When I did get served, I had to wait 25 minutes for a coffee. It was arriving as I had to walk out the door. This was after coffee (pretty sure it was mine)- was served to a staff member who ordered 15 minutes after me. Alas no coffee. Service, rubbish. 4. The chair was working for the return to the car-park - we got on the lift at 3.50pm. We got off at 4.20pm. It seemed the operators wanted to take the 'gondola' cages off the chair at the point in time when there was a line of 100m to get on the chair at Spurs. The logic is? We were at Falls a couple of weeks ago - the service immaculate, couldn't do enough for you - they appeared they wanted people skiing at Falls Creek. Buller......I think the opposite applied based on yesterday's experience.
I was wondering how the weekend's early entry plans passed muster. Bit of fail when lifts don't open earlier to accommodate. Horse Hill chair not turning until 8.30 is always frustrating, particularly when they've encouraged people to get there early. What's the point then?! Worth giving Buller your feedback.
Barras
28/7/14 - 1:28pm
Quoting CarveMan: Was it a Renault or Peugeot? We saw a Peugeot pulled over at Hearns Road - seriously if you speed through that dip there you deserve to lose your license. We were disappointed that it wasn't the Murano who was driving like an absolute DH passing over double lines between Sawmill and Merrijig. I love it when an idiot passes you and you see them pulled over down the road.
Corrected, Silver Peugeot.
Vermillion
28/7/14 - 1:16pm
Speeding between Mt Buller and Mansfield? Not even once.

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