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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Best time to visit Mount Buller

Late July and August are the best times to visit Mount Buller if you're looking for peak snow conditions for skiing and snowboarding.

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

While Mount Buller’s lifts are also open during shoulder months of the winter season, June and October, the slightly warmer temperatures mean there is no guarantee of snow.

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When is the cheapest time to visit Mount Buller?

The shoulder season months of early July and mid-September to October are when you’ll find the best deals, but not always the best snow.

The conditions aren't the best during these months, which often means closed runs and fewer lifts running, which drives down demand and prices for accommodation.

Lift passes are also often discounted right at the beginning and right at the end of the season, meaning you can bag a real bargain on a ski holiday.

Full-day Mount Buller day tour w/transfers

Full-day Mount Buller day tour w/transfers from

Enjoy a day at the snow at Mt Buller, including 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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