Mt Buller Snow Report

6:30pm - 03 Aug 2020   
Lifts Open 0 of 22
Snowfall (Last 24hrs) 0 cm
Snow Depth (Natural) 0 cm
Weather: Snow showers increasing... Forecast Max 5°c

Forecast

A clear and cool start to the day as the cold front rolls closer. Northerlies picking up this morning and the Bureau is tipping around a 80% chance of snow showers by later this afternoon.  Snow is set to land down to low levels (even on the coast in Tassie!) so layer up and you’ll be thankful for a face covering today with the chilly conditions. 

Conditions

Thanks to clear and stable conditions the snowpack is holding up amazingly well delivering fun sliding on runs open.  Hats off to the grooming team for serving up corduroy each morning and the snowmakers for making it all possible.  Otherwise we’d be gardening on Bourke Street! Bring on the flakes.

Road Condition

Open & Clear

Weather

Overnight Min0.2 °C
Wind35-46km/h N
VisibilityExcellent
PrecipitationNone
Cloud CoverCloud Increasing

Conditions

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

Snow Depths

Snow Depth: Natural0cm
Snow Depth: Snowmaking19cm
Snow Depth: Family Run0cm
Snow Depth: Tirol0cm
Snow Depth: Boggy Creek0cm

Snowfall History

22 Jul 20201cm
21 Jul 20201cm
20 Jul 20203cm

Resort Features

Toboggan Run0
Half Pipe0
Terrain Park0

Cross Country Trails

Patchy

Day Visitor Wheel Chains

2WD vehicles ARE required to carry chains.4WD/AWD vehicles ARE required to carry chains.All Overnight vehicles ARE required to carry chains.

Announcements

5 lifts running inc ABOM for sightseeing (tix online).  Lift tickets for the entire season through to September are available online, including day tickets as capacity allows. Stay and save with accommodation up to 50% off. Face coverings are to be worn when you cannot maintain a 1.5m distance.
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Weather Forecast   Weather Forum

Mon Aug 3
Max 5°c
Snow showers increasing.
Tue Aug 4
-3°c | -2°c
Snow showers. Becoming windy.
Wed Aug 5
-7°c | -1°c
Snow showers.
Thu Aug 6
-5°c | 1°c
Partly cloudy.
Fri Aug 7
-3°c | 1°c
Snow shower or two.
Sat Aug 8
-1°c | 3°c
Snow shower or two.
Sun Aug 9
-1°c | 5°c
Partly cloudy.

Comments

JuLe
3/8/20 - 6:18pm
Dave Clark: We have seen this earlier today, it is stage 4 areas (metro Melb), so presumably only for Donna Buang (Parks Vic staff) which is in the stage 4 area. It does not apply to regional / stage 3.
Fingers crossed Buller can keep going then! After all the hard work from the staff to make and keep it COVIDSafe (some of which I witnessed personally) then itíd be even more devastating to be forced to close.
Dave Clark: how is it less essential than the golf or fishing that was allowed in Melbourne under stage 3?
Very true! And I canít imagine it poses any more risk given the fewer people and the fact that everyone is covered pretty much covered head to toe.
Dave Clark: I would assume that the stage 4 restrictions table could be applied to anywhere in the state at the appropriate time (ie if regional VIC goes to stage 4 in the future for example) which is why alpine resorts are listed there. Mitchell Shire isn't subject to stage 4 yet from what I understand either - isn't it just metro Melbourne?
Ah yes thatís a good point. So basically itís the framework for anywhere that might have to go under stage 4. And yes, my mistake, only Melbourne is Stage 4!
Guthega Girl
3/8/20 - 5:52pm
Dave Clark: We have seen this earlier today, it is stage 4 and for metro Melb, so presumably only for Donna Buang (Parks Vic staff). It does not apply to regional / stage 3.
So thatís clear but then there are huge restrictions on all accommodation meaning close by residents people can go but then regional Vic is in stage 3 so does skiing knock off exercise as excuse to be out .. what a cluster fark
Dave Clark
3/8/20 - 5:49pm
JuLe: :cry: Link
We have seen this earlier today, it is stage 4 areas (metro Melb), so presumably only for Donna Buang (Parks Vic staff) which is in the stage 4 area. It does not apply to regional / stage 3.
currawong
3/8/20 - 5:47pm
JuLe: I guess under Stage 3 restrictions for the rest of Victoria, itíd be a hard sell to say visiting an alpine resort is one of the four essential reasons for leaving your home.
how is it less essential than the golf or fishing that was allowed in Melbourne under stage 3?
Guthega Girl
3/8/20 - 5:47pm
If we go back to stage 2 and we are freer to move about in September I bloody hope the snow gods are kind and that Buller can turn the lifts on to get some people up and dollars back to the region .... even if itís spring ski better than nothing
currawong
3/8/20 - 5:46pm
under stage 3, Melbourne people could go fishing at the closest place. They could go to their golf club as long as it wasn't outside the stage 3 zone. I would have thought that Mansfield people going to Buller, or Mt Beauty people going to Falls Creek for xc would be equivalent.
blueandwhite
3/8/20 - 5:45pm
JuLe: Good point. But also a good point that there arenít Alpine Resorts in Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, so why is it listed there? I guess under Stage 3 restrictions for the rest of Victoria, itíd be a hard sell to say visiting an alpine resort is one of the four essential reasons for leaving your home. Regardless, itís devastating news, especially for Buller who clearly fought to the bitter end to stay open. Even though I only made it up for two weekends before we got locked down again, Iím grateful to Buller and I sure as hell wonít forget that when Iím making my ski plans for next year!
I would assume that the stage 4 restrictions table could be applied to anywhere in the state at the appropriate time (ie if regional VIC goes to stage 4 in the future for example) which is why alpine resorts are listed there. Mitchell Shire isn't subject to stage 4 yet from what I understand either - isn't it just metro Melbourne? The rest of your post I am 100% in agreement with. I take my hat off to everyone at Buller be they owners or lift operators - they have all made this 'season' possible. So much hard work put in by many people to make it happen. Can't thank those people enough and fully aware how lucky we've been to ski this year. Like you said, we won't forget that.
JuLe
3/8/20 - 5:31pm
blueandwhite: That is Stage 4 restrictions though right?
Good point. But also a good point that there arenít Alpine Resorts in Melbourne or Mitchell Shire, so why is it listed there? I guess under Stage 3 restrictions for the rest of Victoria, itíd be a hard sell to say visiting an alpine resort is one of the four essential reasons for leaving your home. Regardless, itís devastating news, especially for Buller who clearly fought to the bitter end to stay open. Even though I only made it up for two weekends before we got locked down again, Iím grateful to Buller and I sure as hell wonít forget that when Iím making my ski plans for next year!
blueandwhite
3/8/20 - 5:25pm
It's very likely Buller will shut. But not because of that table which as far as I can see is totally irrelevant as it relates to Stage 4. I can't find any direct reference to Alpine Resorts in any of the Stage 3 information I can find (doesn't mean it doesn't exist obviously, I didn't exactly do an extensive search! ) but there are plenty of other areas of the Stage 3 restrictions that would likely impact the operation of a resort and make it untenable or completely impossible to operate anyway. I think we're all aware that bad news is more than likely on its way!
Guthega Girl
3/8/20 - 5:09pm
Alpine resorts ..... thatís a no go anymore for Buller for sure and no doubt that Hotham and falls will not reopen for 15 days ish of skiing in September fark RIP season 2020
CarveMan
3/8/20 - 5:00pm
Timmossy: Boooo to brothels being closed.
No happy endings in this story.
sastrugi
3/8/20 - 5:00pm
Timmossy: Correct so not Buller.
"Alpine Resorts" don't fall in Melbs or Mitchell. Just saying...
Timmossy
3/8/20 - 4:45pm
blueandwhite: That is Stage 4 restrictions though right?
Correct so not Buller.
blueandwhite
3/8/20 - 4:43pm
JuLe: :cry: Link
That is Stage 4 restrictions though right?
Timmossy
3/8/20 - 4:41pm
JuLe: :cry: Link
Boooo to brothels being closed.
blueandwhite
3/8/20 - 4:41pm
wolly: Just drove off Buller. Counted a dozen permit holders heading up the hill. Stopped counting at Mirimbah
Yes, I also just noticed this as we were coming back down!
sastrugi
3/8/20 - 4:40pm
Yep, I just got that from work 5 mins ago. First thing I did was look for ALPINE RESORTS, and there it is on the closed list. I'm so sorry for all the Buller staff and community, you did amazingly well to stay open as long as you could :cry:
JuLe
3/8/20 - 4:35pm
:cry: Link
jgm
3/8/20 - 4:11pm
We've been advised that we have to be out of our accommodation in Mansfield by midnight Wednesday, instead of Friday morning as expected.
sastrugi
3/8/20 - 4:01pm
CarveMan: Lockdown 1.0 up there was sublime, I suspect Iíd be there now if it werenít for Jnr being born a month ago.
If you need an excuse to get out of Melbs for work for a day, let's talk home AT boot fittings! You can pack the van up, +1 can try everything on, lunch provided, would be great to see you here ;) PS, congrats to you both on Jnr! That news passed me by :)

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