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Mount Buller | The Ultimate Guide

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With a picturesque location atop a mountain in the Victorian Alps, Mount Buller village is where you'll find one of the state's main ski resorts offering 740 skiable acres of terrain across 25 trails.

The snowy wonderland sits about three hours' drive from Melbourne, making it an easy weekend getaway during the colder months of June to October.

Much more than just a ski resort, the area's also home to a selection of resorts, cosy bars and restaurants and other snow-based activities like tobogganing and dog sledding. During the warmer months, its slopes are riddled with accessible biking and walking trails.

Restrictions due to Melbourne's July coronavirus outbreak

Mount Buller and Mount Stirling remain open to all guests who have pre-booked. Residents from the Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire are not permitted to visit at this time.

The closest airport to Mount Buller is Melbourne's Tullamarine. From there, you'll need to rent a car or book a transfer to get to the resort.

Getting to Mount Buller (and getting around once there)

Where is Mount Buller?

Sitting about three hours and 15 minutes' drive northeast of Melbourne, Mount Buller is a small village that, once you're there, has almost everything within walking distance.

Free shuttles are available throughout the village to help you get around, especially with heavy ski and boarding equipment.

Taxis are available to take you from car parks to the village and can also be hailed throughout the village. Taxis run on set fees. Shuttle transfers to and from Mount Buller are easy to find with departure times to fit your schedule.

Are city and airport transfers available?

From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport you can book a transfer on Mt Buller Ski Express.

  • While it's possible to get to Mount Buller village from Melbourne Airport via public transport, it takes a minimum of five hours and includes two transfers. Use the Public Transport Victoria journey planner to determine the best route from your destination. Alternatively, you can book shuttle transfers prior to your flight, which are a more popular option for getting to the snow.

From Melbourne or Adelaide city centres, BullerBus offers daily transfers. Additionally, Alzburg, Extragreen Holidays, Gray Line and Mt Buller Ski Express all offer coach services between Melbourne city centre and Mount Buller.

If you're short on time and coming from Melbourne, you can also book a one-day package from sites like RedBalloon that includes a return coach from Melbourne and a 20% discount on any hire equipment, whether it's skis, snowboards or anything else. While day trips have an early start, it's a good option if you're short on time as you'll have from about 7:30am until 4pm on the mountain. Adrenaline also offers an all-inclusive day trip package, which includes a lift pass, lesson, equipment and clothing hire.

How do I get around once I'm there?

  • Types of transport: The Intra-Village shuttle takes guests to all corners of the village and has space on board for skis and snowboards. The route is comprised of three loops, all starting in the main square and heading to the mountain or residential areas.
  • Paying for transport: The Intra-Village shuttles are free.
  • Best apps for getting around: The Mt Buller Live app is a trail map that gives up-to -date information on trail conditions and lift status, and uses a GPS map to show you key spots in the village. If you're driving, the Public Transport Victoria app can be used for directions to and from Mount Buller village from Melbourne.

Are taxis or rideshares available?

Taxi: Taxis are available between the car parks and the village, as well as within the village. Taxis only accept taxi tickets which can be either purchased online beforehand, directly from the drive, or at the resort entry point.

Rideshare: Rideshares, like Uber, Ola and Didi, are not currently available in Mount Buller.

Mount Buller ski resort

If you're heading to Mount Buller to hit the slopes, there's something for all ages and skill levels, whether you're a beginner looking for lessons and magic carpets or a daredevil hoping to hit up the terrain parks - there's four of them.

What you need to know about the resort

  • Number of chair lifts: 21
  • Number of runs: 80+
  • Number of magic carpets: 4

Everything you need to know to hit the slopes at Mt Buller

  • Trail breakdown: 80+ runs (20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced)
  • Number of terrain parks: 4
  • Longest run: 2.5km
  • Skiable terrain: 300 hectares

Mount Buller mountain map:

Mount Buller's ski area is split up into two faces of the mountain, the Northern Slopes and the Southern Slopes.

Northern slopes trail map:

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Southern Slopes trail map:

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