Best time to visit Mount Buller for snow

Hit the slopes during peak snow season in Mount Buller for an adventure-filled holiday.

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Getting to Mount Buller during the best snow conditions will have you enjoying the most runs that the mountain has to offer.

Best time to visit Mount Buller

Late July and August


Though the ski season starts in early June, there is often not enough snow cover for all the trails to be open. Late July is the peak ski season and when you'll generally get the best snow conditions. The temperatures are the coldest, which is best for making snow to ensure more runs are open.


The winter months of July and August hover around the freezing mark with the most snowfall. While Mount Buller’s lifts are open during shoulder months of the winter season, June and October, the slightly warmer temperatures mean there is no guarantee of snow.

The hottest time of the year is late summer until early spring, from January to March, with February having the warmest temperatures. During those months, temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C.

The rest of the year, late spring, early winter and early summer have temperatures from 0°C to 10°C.

Weather and prices

Best time to visit Mount Buller, weather wise: For snow activities there is no better time than late July and August when temperatures are their coldest and ideal for making snow.

Cheapest time to visit Mount Buller: The shoulder months of early July and October are when you’ll find the best deals, but not always the best snow.

Mount Buller day tour

Mount Buller day tour from

includes pick-up and drop-off in Melbourne CBD and a guided walk at the Village Circuit Track. For an additional cost, you can also take the Northside Express chairlift for views of the resort from above.

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Best time to visit Mount Buller for...

  • Snow: Late July/August has the coldest temperatures and the most amount of snow on the mountains.
  • Camping: Camping is best during the summer months of January to March when the temperatures are at their warmest. Camping is available all year round, and on the neighbouring mountain of Mount Stirling winter camping is available with heated cabins and campsites.
  • Night skiing: Night skiing is available on the Bourke Street run through July and August every Wednesday and Saturday. Night skiing is subject to snow and weather conditions.
  • Horse riding: Horse riding is available year round but is best during the warmest months of January to March, especially if doing overnight treks. To ride in the snow, opt for July and August. Horse riding is only available on Mount Stirling.

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