Snow Report Mt Buller 2019 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by D-eye, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. D-eye

    D-eye Photographer and skier
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    Welcome to 2019
     
  2. wolly

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    STILL NO SNOW!
     
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  3. Alexg1687

    Alexg1687 First Runs

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    Complimentary oversnow for village drop off permit holders from the car parks to the village. Seems to be premised on those cars being parked below CSIR. Seems like a step in the right direction but not sure how it’ll work on Sunday afternoons when 10,000 other peope are waiting for cabs
     
  4. djam

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    Being as most will be on there own, just going down to pick up the car and drive it back to the village, hopefully that will make for a quicker pickup. The reason for the change, to make more car parks available for day visitors, near to the village shuttles. There will be a staircase installed soon, to connect the CSIR carpark to the road just above the toilet block in the skating rink area. The new car parking areas will extended all the way to the skills park area, where there will also be a new helipad made, as landing in carparks is often not possible any more.

    Personally I'd like to see the skills park area, connected to the bottom end of Stirling road, to improve access to the village and redundancy, possibly making it a one way loop in winter. The cost to do this is substantial and I think for it to happen, would require Vic Roads to open their wallet or some other government body.

    The various government bodies are all happy for Buller to provide massive financial benefits to the region, but little to none is given to the resort. Almost all funds come from Ratepayers and gate entry, so the resort has to be largely self funded from the few winter months it collects money.

    On the other hand, Baw Baw and Lake Mountain received a combined $6.7 million (from memory) just to keep them open for one year (2017) as they run at a loss.
     
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  5. wolly

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    everyone might be walking yet!
     
  6. snowgum

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    Hi djam,

    I'm only partly kidding here: if Buller management got even just a small cut of the total Police takings on the Mt B road and per helps the Melba from Yarra Glen, the balance sheet would look much healthier.

    Alternately operate the number plate scanner in summer and winter - both Buller & Stirling, charge a tenner a day (much cheaper than the beach!) and rake in the dollars.

    Just need the Minister for Envionment to approve the latter idea. Hell they used to charge to enter many Vic NPs in summer, while in NSW they always have!

    The whole idea of expecting the (barely) four 'winter' months to pay for 12 months' operation is nuts. All the Bayside & ocean-facing councils would if the reverse logic was applied.
     
  7. Timmossy

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    Couple of years ago they were carrying out surveys to see the reception in charging an amount for summer access.

    I don’t have an issue with it as I use the trails heaps, however for others they may see the whole idea of it insulting and just go elsewhere on principal.
     
  8. CarveMan

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    Sadly this is exactly what would happen.

    Stirling would actually be the big summer money spinner.