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First time to buller

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by slotele, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. slotele

    slotele Hard Yards

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    Hi,
    First time to Buller, going to day trip tomorrow. I'm a bit confused abut this B-Tag thing. Looks like I buy it on line and load it up but where do I actually pick it up?
     
  2. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    They either post it to you (too late for that) or you can chose where (Buller sports outlets i think) you want to pick it up from. Alternatively they can just give you one on the spot, it won't save you any time.
     
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  3. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stop at Buller Sports in Mansfield is the easiest, just get in line at the cashier to grab a lift pass you don't need to go through the hire area.
    You can also get it at the ski hire at Horse Hill Day car park up there.
    Then walk across the road to the Northside lift that will take you up .
    Grab a resort map while your there or check it out on the phone so you can see where North side chair puts you in the resort, it away from the Village.
    Alternative is you grab the free bus from Horse Hill car park to the village where there is lift ticket office, shops and ski hires.
     
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  4. slotele

    slotele Hard Yards

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    Thanks guys, appreciate the info.
    I went ahead and purchased the pass on-line ( no option for delivery at check out ) so I'll see what happens tomorrow. Buller Sports in Mansfield sounds like the go.
     
  5. DbSki

    DbSki Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    It gets the ticket thing out of the way before you get up there so when you get out of the car in get into your boots and gear you can just walk a few metres to Northside chair and not have to walk around in ski gear carrying skis getting tickets etc.
     
  6. Froff Life

    Froff Life A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Give us a trip report please!
     
  7. Dave Clark

    Dave Clark One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Just quote the order ID at the counter
     
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  8. slotele

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    Ok, So headed from Melbourne at 6:00, Mansfield bakery at 8:30 on the mountain by 9:15. Picked up the b-tag at Northside, no waiting, took 3 minutes.

    Road completely clear no chains needed. Beautiful clear day, sunny all day until about 3:00 when a gray cloud moved in to the Summit and just sat there for the rest of the day. Snow was a bit slushy on the north side and icy on the south side where it hadn't been broken up. Not too crowded, some Kamikaze school groups. Very pleasant day, Didn't have to wait for a lift anywhere at all.

    Saw about 10 other Telemarkers over the mountain including some Young blokes skiing switch down the Chute. Some very brave? people skiing snowplough straight down Howqua from the Summit provided entertaining to watch. Really impressed with the mountain staff, The instructors at the ski school work hard for their pay, kudos to them it must not be fun going over the same stuff again and again.

    All up a great day, will definitely do it again.
     
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