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Welcome to Mt Buller!
Whether it's your first time seeing snow or you are a Mt Buller veteran, the Crew Course will provide you with all the information you need to jump right into a new season in this winter wonderland.
Being part of the Mt Buller team is more than just a job, it's becoming part of a strong community of like-minded individuals and businesses, who all work together to create the best possible mountain experience for guests and locals alike.
Once this course is 100% completed, you will be able to see the staff at the Saleyards for cross referencing and redemption of your 2016 Buller Crew Membership Card. Your Membership Card entitles you to a variety of discounts across the mountain and the option to purchase your $799 2016 Buller Crew Season Membership.
If you need to take a break at any time during the course, you can hit the 'Take a break and continue later' button at the top right of the screen. You will be able to close the browser if you like but be sure to use the same browser when you resume and most importantly, make sure no one else tries to access this course from your device as they will be directed to your saved progress. There is also a downloadable PDF version of this course available if you click the PDF icon at the top left of the screen, next to the Mt Buller logo. You can also download this information from the Mountain Crew menu on the Buller Crew website.
About Mt Buller
Just three hours' drive from Melbourne, Mt Buller is close enough for a day’s escape yet far enough away for a holiday. Mt Buller has everything you need for the perfect winter snow experience.
With over 300 hectares of skiable terrain, there is something to appeal to all levels of ability. Our runs range from the wide beginner’s slopes of Bourke St and Burnt Hut Spur, to the challenge of our black runs like Chamois.
With 22 lifts, Mt Buller has the largest lift network in Victoria, including thirteen chairlifts (three of which are high speed detachables) four T-bars, two rope tows (counted as one) and four magic carpets. The resort features three Frank Terrain Parks designed for all skill levels, with a dedicated snow grooming team to maintain their condition.
The Mt Buller Village is situated picturesquely at the heart of the mountain, offering ski in, ski out accommodation and a huge range of bars and restaurants. With a wide range of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, there is something to cater for all needs. Over 30 bars and restaurants provide a range of delectable treats, from quick snacks to fine dining and a choice of nightlife options.
For plenty of snow play fun, Mt Buller has two toboggan parks, complete with their own snowmaking machines to keep the kids happy all winter long.
Mt Buller is also home to Breathtaker on High Alpine Spa Retreat, Australia’s highest day spa and a range of on and off-piste activities from cinema, audio tours, cross-country skiing, scenic helicopter flights, sled dog tours and snowshoeing, to retail therapy and rock climbing.
Mt Buller prides itself on being environmentally friendly, with a wide range of environmental initiatives in place to help 'keep winter cool'.
We can't wait to welcome you to our winter wonderland, on top of the world at Mt Buller!
Getting to Mt Buller
Mt Buller is just 248kms north-east of Melbourne via Mansfield. In three hours you can be out of the city and high on the slopes! There are a few different routes you can take from Melbourne:
- Plenty Rd via Whittlesea and Yea
- Via the Hume Hwy to Tallarook and Yea
- Via the Maroondah Hwy to Yarra Glen and Yea
Travelling from the north, follow the Hume Hwy south and take the Mansfield exit onto the Midland Hwy (B300). To get here via the most direct route using Google Maps and GPS, it is best to set your destination to Yea, then once you are in Yea set it for Mansfield, then Mt Buller from Mansfield.
If you decide to bring your car up to Mt Buller for the season, there are two options for staff to keep their vehicles. Regardless of which car park you decide to leave your vehicle, you will need collect a pass from the RMB at Alpine Central.
- The first option is just across the Delatite River by the resort entry gate in Mirimbah. It is a large parking lot designated for staff vehicles to be kept during the season for free. The Mansfield Mt Buller Bus Lines (MMBL) run services between Mansfield and Mt Buller which stop at the Mirimbah gate.
- The second option is at the Walkers Car Park which is located just below the village near the Horse Hill Day Car Park. Using this parking facility costs $285 for the season and can be purchased from Alpine Central or by visiting the staff at the resort entry point.
*Please note: Access to the Village is restricted to village pass holders only. All overnight vehicles within the resort entry gate, require chains to be carried. For tips on driving over snow, click here.
You'll feel on top of the world at Mt Buller and right at home in our picturesque mountain Village, where there's everything you could need during your season and more. The Mt Buller Village is nestled into the mountain at 1600m above sea level, and is complete with everything you could possibly need for your snow holiday. Choose from over 30 bars, cafes and restaurants, 7000 on-mountain beds (the most of any Victorian resort), and a wide range of facilities and services including a day spa, cinema, alpine chapel, museum, a supermarket, post office, child care, physio and much more.
Mt Buller is home to the largest snowmaking system in Victoria with 237 snow making machines scattered across the mountain, giving Mother nature a little helping hand.
The resort continues to invest in more sophisticated and automated machines. Over the 2015 summer, BSL have invested even more in this important system by purchasing six new fully automatic guns. These complete the automation of our high pressure guns which mean better, longer skiing and snowboarding on more runs.
Snowmaking machines replicate nature by converting water into snow. When water is sprayed through a snowmaking hose it is separated into small particles. A nucleating agent is added and the water particles are then cooled by projecting them through the cold air.
The result is snow on the ground. When running at full capacity, Mt Buller’s snowmaking system can make enough snow to fill two 44 gallon drums every second. That’s 120 drums per minute and 7200 drums per hour. The snowmaking system covers an area 36 times larger than the MCG arena.
A wet bulb temperature of -2C or below is generally needed for snowmaking. The wet bulb temperature is a combination of ambient air temperature and humidity. Snow can be made at higher ambient temperatures if the humidity is low.
Becoming a 2016 Buller Crew Member is more than half price, season lift access and Buller Crew discounts. There are a wide range of facilities and services you will have access to, including but not limited to, gym membership, indoor sporting facilities, movie cinema, discounted return bus trips to Mansfield through the MMBL, and medical services at the Mt Buller Medical Clinic and Ski Patrol.
It is also highly recommended that all mountain staff obtain an Ambulance Victoria membership. In the event of an accident where an ambulance or helicopter is required, and due to our remote location, these services can rack up quite a large bill and having this cover is a great insurance to prevent expensive charges.
For more information on Ambulance Victoria Membership, click here.
Being a Buller Ambassador
A Buller Crew membership also comes with the responsibility of becoming a Mt Buller Ambassador. We live in a unique environment where it is often hard to separate work and social lives. Not only is it important to represent Mt Buller while on duty and in uniform, it is just as important to be representing the mountain outside of work. Whether it be on the slopes, grabbing a bite to eat or having an after work drink, you must always be thinking about how your actions can affect your job, life on the mountain, and guests' experience.
Living in an alpine environment can have it's dangers, like icy roads and hypothermia. So it is also your responsibility to be looking after your fellow mountain staff and guests, especially at night after a few drinks.
Listed below is a simple code of conduct to ensure all day and everyday, everybody can have the best possible mountain experience.
- Have respect for the law
- Respect persons and human rights
- Have integrity and impartiality
- Have diligence and responsiveness
- Be honest and trustworthy
Mt Buller Live App
Mt Buller Live is your unique and comprehensive all-season guide to Mt Buller, all at your fingertips.
- Locate yourself on the Mt Buller trail map - not a hard-to-read GPS map.
- Buy and reload B-TAGs and purchase resort entry.
- Use Glympse to share your location or see your friends' locations on the trail map.
- Record your runs and log vertical metres and distance. Display your tracks and replay your runs on the trail map. Email images to friends, post them to Facebook, or view them in Google Earth. Send your logs to a leaderboard and compare vertical and distance with others at the resort.
- Find up-to-date information about the mountain, including which trails are groomed, snow conditions, weather, and webcam images.
- Get up-to-the-minute lift status information.
- Quickly find information about lessons and other programs and amenities.
- Easily locate and contact key places at the resort and Village with the built in directory.
- Learn about events from the events calendar.
- Get the latest news from Mt Buller's video snow report, Twitter feed and Facebook posts.
Season 2015 Wrap
Season 2015 Wrap Video. Fill in the blank below from the drop down box.
Mt Buller has the largest lift network in Victoria. How many lifts operate on Mt Buller? (select one)
Mt Buller Village (True or False)
- The Mt Buller Village sits on the mountain at 1600m above sea level.
- The Mt Buller Village has over 30 bars, cafes and restaurants and 7000 on-mountain beds.
How many snow making machines are scattered across Mt Buller?
What are the features of the Mt Buller Live App? (select one)
- Snow & weather conditions
- Live lift status
- Events and activities
- Track your runs
- Trail and Village maps
- Buy and reload B-TAGs and purchase resort entry
- All of the above