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Mt Buller 2020 - Trip Reports, Pics & Conditions

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by djam, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. djam

    djam One of Us

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    guess we should move forward to 2020.

    Looks like the road will be open again from tomorrow.

    Property owners and lodge members etc that haven't cleared around their respective properties should get on to it ASAP. There are a good number with long grass and so, under/next to wooden decks and the like, some abutting forest. They don't stand a chance
    if the fires hit us.
     
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  2. wolly

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    I know Mansfield Council inspect properties in the district and issue "clean up notices" and if the property isnt cleaned up the council sends in contractors to do the work at the expense of the land owner and they are fined also. Could this type of thing be initiated by the RMB to make Buller a safer place.
     
  3. Alexg1687

    Alexg1687 Hard Yards

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    Surely they won’t open it tomorrow, given the extreme fire danger.
     
  5. djam

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    yes, it will stay closed while the State of Disaster Declaration remains, which has
    been extended for another 48 hours.
     
  6. Alexg1687

    Alexg1687 Hard Yards

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    A few minutes ago:

    9 JANUARY 2020

    UPDATE ON FIRE RISK


    This is the Mt Buller & Mt Stirling update for Thursday, 9 January 2020.

    Tomorrow, Friday 10 January 2020, is forecast to be a day of elevated fire risk and a Total Fire Ban has been declared. There is a high chance of dry lightning in the afternoon, and gusty S to SW winds are forecast

    In relation to the fires near the Resorts; DELWP crews have undertaken aerial imaging and repel crews have been flown into the spot fires to assess for hot spots. There is currently no running edge and aircraft will bomb any hot spots detected and continue to work in the area.

    Extensive containment lines have been established along with improved road and helipad access so the area can be quickly accessed if needed, particularly on Friday when the fire risk is expected to increase. The sky and air are less smoky today, however we have been advised that we should expect smoke to persist.

    The Resorts remain closed to the public while the Victorian Government’s State of Disaster Declaration remains in force. While the Resorts are closed to the public, Mirimbah Gate Entry is manned to provide public information and control access.

    A Community Information Session has been arranged for Monday, 13/1/20 at 5:30PM at the Mansfield Performing Arts Centre. Click here for details.

    We are very grateful for all the work being undertaken by emergency services and DELWP - Forest Fire Management which is the control agency for our fires.

    The next update will be sent on the weekend.
     
  7. neilmny

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  8. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Nice to see some damp webcams.
     
  9. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Get up there and spend some cash people:

    11 JANUARY 2020

    UPDATE ON FIRE RISK


    We are pleased to advise that the anticipated thunderstorm didn’t eventuate yesterday, and Mt Buller & Mt Stirling received a helpful soaking of rain from about 7pm last night.

    While fires are still burning up towards Mt Buffalo, it’s been a beautiful day at Buller & Stirling today (see pictures below), just the way we all like it. The mild weather forecast means that fire risk around Buller & Stirling has reduced to more normal levels.

    If the State of Disaster is lifted from midnight tonight, then we anticipate Incident Control approving Mt Buller re-opening to visitors and stakeholders on Monday. This may be subject to conditions. Mt Stirling will remain closed until further notice given it is a gateway into the Mansfield State Forest and Alpine National Park.

    There are many people throughout Victoria who have lost their homes, crops, livestock, sheds, fences and feed. There are various funds that have been established to help, with many generous donations from across Australia and around the world including from our partner Alterra Mountain Company in the USA. Alterra provides the IKON and Mountain Collective lift passes and has donated $50k to the NSW and Victorian recovery funds.

    While businesses at Buller, Stirling, Merrijig, Mansfield, Jamieson, Eildon and the surrounding areas have not been directly impacted by the fires, many have been indirectly affected by having fewer customers, having to write-off stock, or simply through lost shifts. These people also need help for their businesses to continue, and the best way is for visitors and stakeholders to start returning to the area. Buy a coffee, have a meal, stay a night, stock up on local produce and support those within our local community. We are starting to think of how we can encourage visitors to return quickly, and welcome any suggestions from our stakeholders. These can be sent to info@mtbuller.com.au.

    The next update will be sent on Sunday.

    Mark Bennetts
    CEO Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management


    For live images, refer to the Mt Buller and Mt Stirling web cams at:
    https://www.mtbuller.com.au/Summer/resort-info/web-cams
    https://www.mtstirling.com.au/plan/live-cams/

    For updates on fire activity, please refer to-
    www.emergency.vic.gov.au
    • VicEmergency Hotline - freecall 1800 226 226
    • VicEmergency app
    • Facebook or Twitter (#vicfires)
    • Tune in to ABC Local Radio, commercial and designated community radio stations, or Sky News TV
     
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  10. wolly

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    Mirimbah Store had also been affected. Now only open Fri. Sat and Sunday but drop in say hi. Grab a còffee and something to eat. Remember Fuel is available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week.
     
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    Very glad that the threat level has dropped for now. Hopefully that will be as bad as it gets.

    On another topic, is it just me that feels like they've made a huge mistake with the design of the new dam and all of the water is going to slide out of the right hand side and back down into Boggy Creek? Or maybe the webcam's not straight...
     
  12. Jacko4650

    Jacko4650 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Yes, I check out this webcam every day and keep thinking the same. I constantly try to get my brain to assist by comparing the angle of buildings, ski lift pylons and so on to figure out natural levels, but it still looks like the water will run out the bottom right hand side as you say. Perhaps they will add that dam wall "later"?
     
  13. djam

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    They are still building up the right hand side, from the earth removed in the middle. Cut on the
    left, fill on the right.
     
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  14. wolly

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    Much better. Pond skim should be epic this year... LOL
     
  16. Jacko4650

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    Dam done. Might come in handy for firefighting efforts in coming seasons once full!

     
  17. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I guess it will have a giant liner?

    Paint some lane markers and they can hold swimming comps up there.
     
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  18. Jacko4650

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    Can't see the plug?
     
  19. Jacko4650

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    I put my level on the computer screen and water is definitely going to tip out one side.
     
  20. GS

    GS A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Obviously a dodgy level that needs recalibration
     
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