Mt Buller Snow Report

6:00pm - 30 Sep 2017       
Lifts Open 0 of 22
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 2 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 92 cm
Weather: Sunny. Winds northwesterly 15.. Forecast Max 19°c

Forecast

 It's a wintry and crisp start to our Grand Final Saturday up here with a decent chance of snow showers this morning following a nice dusting of a couple of centimetres overnight.  Heading for a top of just 3 degrees it will feel cooler thanks to the south-westerly breeze that is whipping around and blowing light snow off the rooftops and trees.Another cold night is forecast back to serious snowmaking temperatures of -4 and a cloudy Sunday with sunshine expected for the start of the week.

Skiing & Boarding

A nicely groomed, softening and good to very good cover on runs open.  A light dusting of fresh adds to the mix this morning and a nice cold night has the runs set up well for your Saturday turns.  Groomers on the Summit, Howqua, Burnt Hut and Shakey will all deliver this morning.  The parks have also had some attention overnight so will be worth checking out.

Road Condition

Open & Clear

Weather

Overnight Min-1.8 °C
Wind17-22km/h -
VisibilityMedium
PrecipitationNone
Cloud CoverCloudy

Conditions

Snow CoverFresh cover on a firm base
Surface ConditionSoftening
SnowmakingOn Standby
Grooming Summary

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural92cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking150cm
Snow Depth: Family Run112cm
Snow Depth: Tirol81cm
Snow Depth: Boggy Creek83cm

Snowfall History

30 Sep 20172cm
27 Sep 20174cm
26 Sep 20174cm

Resort Features

Toboggan Run1
Half Pipe0
Terrain Park1

Cross Country Trails

Very Good

Day Visitor Wheel Chains

2WD vehicles are not required to carry chains.4WD/AWD vehicles are not required to carry chains.All Overnight vehicles ARE required to carry chains.

Announcements

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ABOM Express (6 Seat)
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)
Howqua (Quad)
Koflers (T-bar)
Lydia Lassila Chairlift (Double)
Northside Express (Quad)
Skyline (T-bar)
South Side (Quad)
Summit (Quad)
The Fox (Quad)
Tirol (T-bar)
Wombat (Quad)
Run Status Grooming Snowmaking

Baldy

Baldy

Bourke Street

Bourke St

Little Buller Spur

Whiskey Creek
Robin's
Powder Keg
Outer Edge
Zwier's Zig Zag
Boomerang
Cross Cut
Wombat Valley
Wombat
Little Buller Spur - top
Family Run

North Side

Boggy Creek
Shakey Knees
Burnt Hut
Cattleman's Trail
Telecom
Tirol

South Side

Rough Cut
Yurredla
Whiskey Creek Trail
Standard
Chamois
Boulders
Federation - upper
Sun Valley
Playground
Canyon Trail
Federation - lower
Men's Downhill

Summit

Fanny's Finish
Summit Black
Chute
Fast One
Summit Slide
Summit
Howqua
McLaughlin's Shoulder
SCV Hut Run
Slalom Gully

Snow Cams

Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Sat Dec 16
Max 19°c
Sunny. Winds northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending westerly 20 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Sun Dec 17
22°c | —°c
Mostly sunny. Light winds.
Mon Dec 18
24°c | —°c
Mostly sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Winds northerly 20 to 25 km/h tending northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then turning northeasterly during the afternoon.
Tue Dec 19
17°c | 25°c
Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds northwest to northeasterly 35 to 55 km/h becoming northwesterly 30 to 40 km/h during the day then tending northerly 40 to 50 km/h during the evening.
Wed Dec 20
12°c | 17°c
Medium (40%) chance of showers during the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon. Winds northerly 35 to 45 km/h turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning.
Thu Dec 21
17°c | —°c
Sunny. Light winds.
Fri Dec 22
18°c | —°c
Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Light winds.

Comments

15/11/17 - 12:06pm
[QUOTE="mx_boarder, post: 3432004, member: 8993 Only two major vehicular casualties - on Saturday an M4 speared off the road and came to rest 20m down the steep bank near the Gnome house, and Sunday a Toyota 86 came to grief on the left hander just after Box Corner and smacked a tree hard. Sickening sound! Just a usual sunday arvo when there is snow on the road
mx_boarder
15/11/17 - 9:40am
Great pics and report - glad you had fun! It was a cracker weekend. We did Mansfield stage on Sat before cruising up Buller for pub dinner with a couple of mates, and an overnight at Arlberg. Must be 15 yrs since I last stayed there. Sun morning, up early to watch the cars stage up/depart the village for their Jamieson/Eildon stages, cruised up to Summit, then drove to Mansfield for lunch before driving back up. We watched the hill climb from Box Corner which is a sensational viewing/photo point. Dinner and drinks at the pub amid the presentations then cruised home. Only two major vehicular casualties - on Saturday an M4 speared off the road and came to rest 20m down the steep bank near the Gnome house, and Sunday a Toyota 86 came to grief on the left hander just after Box Corner and smacked a tree hard. Sickening sound!
rime noreason
14/11/17 - 11:54am
We left the mountain Around 2.30 pm after a sensationally good coffee from the SCV coffee booth, and by that stage I was very much needing a caffeine hit! Driving to Mansfield, black tyre marks on the road down to Mirimbah were all that remained of the morning's events. Mansfield was pumping, food and drink stalls lined the median strip and kept the masses happy in the warm sunshine. Atfer a browse through the local car club exhibits which were a treat, we were just in time to watch the 6th and final stage of the day, the Mansfield Street Stage, where the cars roared along the local streets. Although I claimed I'm not a car enthusiast, if Targa aligned next year and weather co-operated so well again, I'd be more than happy to repeat
rime noreason
14/11/17 - 11:48am
mx_boarder: Not sure of the exact format this year, check the Targa website. Usually Saturday is the Special Stage in Mansfield, and then Sunday the Buller hillclimb. Sunday they usually close the Buller road late morning/lunch time and it doesn't re open again til evening. Pretty cool weekend to be in the village.
mx_boarder: If you're up for a decent climb, try 4 mile spur which leaves around Sheepsyard Flat and pops in at Zwier's Zig Zag. It's pretty full on and in your face! The trail is pretty overgrown at the top. Once you hit Baldy you will have ascended over 1200m not considering the downhill bits. West Ridge - more scenic yet if you start on the trail head at Dougherty's Road it's a much smaller climb.
Thank you for the information . It was somewhat amusing, of all the weekends to plan a quiet hike but you were right, it was a fun weekend to be there. I was aware there are bike events now and then but it was only djam's message above about Cup Weekend that prompted me to check. Targa hadn't even been on my radar. Once I knew about it though, I thought I might even see some cool cars and enjoy the Village atmosphere. Road closures were my main concern but checking websites, all okay providing I made Mirimbah before 9.45am Saturday. The road was closed for a few hours then. No drama if I'd been blocked, Plan B being a hike to Paps Lookout. Saturday was a Mansfield-based exercise as you thought. So with most activity concentrated off mountain, I thought Buller would be reasonably deserted. Spot on. , 1200 vertical metres? That's not a hike, that's a death wish LOL. The roughly 500 vert metres from Village to Summit, then around Summit & Moonlight Ridge for several hours, then back down again, felt plenty! Driving to the Village around 9am, marquees were set up at Mirimbah and Hellcat Creek (make that Chalet Creek. Auto correct is too funny). We saw a few Targa cars on their way down, plenty more scattered around the village. Although I'm not a car enthusiast, I was impressed. I also saw the humour in my very ordinary small sedan parked between a bunch of very shiny Lotuses and Porches LOL We climbed to the Summit and had the mountain to ourselves from the moment we touched the dirt road at the Arlberg. The day was gorgeous, sunny and mild with just the lightest breeze. With spectacular views to forever, the Summit seemed an appropriate and peaceful setting to pause at 11 am for Remembrance Day. Looking northeast, Mt Buffalo was clearly visible. It's the pair of sharp peaks just right of centre on my 4th photo. A close up of Bogong shows what appears to be a trail of snow snaking its way down the southern side. There were still a few patches of natural snow around the Summit to remind us of the terrific winter past, as well as the two large piles on the terrain park. If only there was enough snow in the Chutes, I would have been all over them, of course ;) Over our picnic lunch, we watched a pair of huge birds soaring around the ridge, hovering, then plummeting like darts onto prey. I think they could have been Brown Falcons or similar, but whatever species, they were quite enthralling. Macleay's Swallowtail Butterflies flitted in circled around the fire hut and photobombed my pictures. We took care not to step on the many Ladybugs along the trails. This mountain is so beautiful in any season.
Timmossy
9/11/17 - 4:37pm
rime noreason: Iíve been planning a weekend Buller hike for several months.
If you're up for a decent climb, try 4 mile spur which leaves around Sheepsyard Flat and pops in at Zwier's Zig Zag. It's pretty full on and in your face! The trail is pretty overgrown at the top. Once you hit Baldy you will have ascended over 1200m not considering the downhill bits. West Ridge - more scenic yet if you start on the trail head at Dougherty's Road it's a much smaller climb.
mx_boarder
8/11/17 - 8:30pm
rime noreason: Iíve only just discovered that Targa is being hosted up there this weekend too, but that wonít really impact on those plans for peace and solitude, right? Right???:oops:LOL
Not sure of the exact format this year, check the Targa website. Usually Saturday is the Special Stage in Mansfield, and then Sunday the Buller hillclimb. Sunday they usually close the Buller road late morning/lunch time and it doesn't re open again til evening. Pretty cool weekend to be in the village.
rime noreason
8/11/17 - 3:16pm
Iíve been planning a weekend Buller hike for several months. The weekend is fixed due to a conference in Mansfield. Iím very much looking forward to filling my lungs with fresh mountain air, clearing the mind and making the most of the peaceful solitude. Iíve only just discovered that Targa is being hosted up there this weekend too, but that wonít really impact on those plans for peace and solitude, right? Right???:oops:LOL
djam
6/11/17 - 3:11pm
bike season kicked off this weekend, Mirimbah store have discounted season tickets just for this weekend, if you after one, you might buy it over the phone. They are open tomorrow to 11 I think, this morning to 12 odd. :emoji_bicyclist: details on their facebook page. I spent a heap of time clearing the trails, still a lot of work to do there yet, picnic table to box had clearly not been cleared at all, it's better now. :emoji_deciduous_tree: Awesome full moon coming up over the back of Stirling last few nights :emoji_crescent_moon: Wolly, I thought they left it there for the advertising :rolleyes:
6/11/17 - 10:31am
i wonder who is paying for the crane to sit there and do nothing???
2/11/17 - 8:20pm
my understanding is that the new lift had not been ordered as of the 1st week of october. it was meant to be ordered in august. quite a few weeks of surveying the site is also needed. i am sure you just dont order a chairlift out of the dopplemayr catalogue delivered to your letterbox!
Ultra
2/11/17 - 7:01pm
whats the plan with that lift?
2/11/17 - 5:00pm
Not sure but he sure knows how to center his business name in the cam frame...................
2/11/17 - 4:31pm
Hi all, Noticed the planning application for the BB1 chairlift's status on the planning website has been upgraded to 'complete'. Does this mean it will be going ahead?!? Is this why there is a truck parked on bourke street - which is ready to decommission the lift??? https://lodgement.planning-permits.delwp.vic.gov.au/public/detail/731
DbSki
30/10/17 - 10:05pm
miss_b_haven:
These signs are a call to action. Many people think that once you see sign like that you need to wait till you get to the zone even if there is broken lines you can pass before you get to it. Even if its 3 km away.
miss_b_haven
30/10/17 - 4:21pm
mx_boarder: Morons who unpredictably drift between 80-105 make the drive a real chore. And as you say, it's inevitably during overtaking lanes that they ramp it up.
Yah, frustrating as all hell. Along with those who suddenly drop 20km/h for a barely perceptible bend in the road, or for an oncoming car. :rolleyes:
miss_b_haven
30/10/17 - 2:29pm
emkae:
Early season starter! Now please excuse me, I gotta go wax my skis. :D
30/10/17 - 12:50pm
derwent
29/10/17 - 8:05pm
Jellybeans1000: Might look a little different tomorrow.
Probably not worth a day trip ;)
Jellybeans1000
29/10/17 - 6:59pm
Onlybackscratchers:
One line left on Fast One, what you'll need to be to get it. 2nd chute about 4 turns long.
Might look a little different tomorrow.
Onlybackscratchers
29/10/17 - 6:53pm
One line left on Fast One, what you'll need to be to get it. 2nd chute about 4 turns long.

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