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Some people's perception about Buller

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by MickM, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. MickM

    MickM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    I get sick of defending Buller.

    Just overheard a guy at work say that Buller's terrain was cr@p and a beginners mountain (he skis Hotham only of course [​IMG]). My ears pricked up, so I had to say something. I asked when he last skied Buller and what runs did he ski? Couldn't remember what runs, thinks it was LBS. I said that when Buller was fully open it has some great advanced terrain within easy access and equal, IMHO, to any other resort in the country.

    Anyway, I have convinced him to give it another go (when the good stuff opens).

    The worst I ever heard was someone who only skis Falls say the Buller was flat LOL.
     
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  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    I am a died in the wool Falls Creek skier. I know that Buller has some great terrain. But the reliability of their cover is just too poor. There have been years where Falls has had good cover, even in the Maze, but Buller has really struggled (1996 was a prime example IIRC). I haven't skiied Buller in many years, and look forward to getting there again sometime. But I really think that regular Buller skiers must be masochists.
     
  3. Kahanamoku

    Kahanamoku One of Us

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    Nah, we just keep waiting for that "Perfect Storm". Eventually our investments pay off!
     
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  4. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action... Moderator

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    Well, I'm a Hotham fan who spent many years skiing Falls AND Buller. Have to say that I like Buller when the snow is good and I can go anywhere. Falls was a great place to learn to ski technically correctly, and they have some great ski instructors (so fortunate to have had private lessons from Ian Bruce!!), and that really has helped me ski the challenging stuff in the black diamond maze and Hotham.

    Sorry, personally I prefer to ski Hotham, but I am happy to ski Buller anytime (its proximity makes it very appealing for me), and Falls socially with a bunch of friends of varyiing skiing abilities.
     
  5. MickM

    MickM One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    Don't get me wrong, Hotham is a great mountain. I was more annoyed that his perception of Buller was that of a beginner mountain and should be avoided at all costs.
     
  6. Slushii

    Slushii Mostly missing in action... Moderator

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    Let him continue to think that - one less person to add to the Buller "crowds" [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  7. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yes, and let him continue to enjoy catching three lifts to get back to where you started.
     
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  8. HiLo

    HiLo Old n' Crusty

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    As said above, in great conditions Buller can be awesome, but it is more often undercovered.

    Regular Buller skiers have often hardly ever skied anywhere else.

    And the [auto-censor] image remains. Too many arrogant pr|cks there.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    I miss using the Horsehill chairlift and accessing those runs....
    :sad:
     
  10. MattyP

    MattyP Hard Yards

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    Problem for Buller is not terrain but snow reliability.

    Would take Buller with full cover over Hotham or Falls. 3 lifts (Federation, Southside & Bull) servicing mainly advanced terrain- wonderful! Falls is great fun off Summit & the maze - but is northern facing & as with Buller's northern slopes need decent amount of snow.

    Like Seth said - at Hotham especially, many lift rides needed.

    Mind you I'd be happy to ski all of them with good cover.
     
  11. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Don't defend it less people to fight over for the terrain [​IMG]
     
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  12. HiLo

    HiLo Old n' Crusty

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    Fair point. It does get a bit crowded there too. [​IMG]
     
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  13. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    It's pretty simple.

    If there's not much snow at all, go to Falls.
    If there's a fair bit of snow, go to Hotham.
    If there's heaps of snow go to Buller.
     
  14. Custard

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    What he said
     
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  15. beaniebabe1

    beaniebabe1 One of Us

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    i was at Buller yesterday - i certainly wouldn't be calling it a beginners mtn!!
     
  16. Ms Gums

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    Use the t-bar.
     
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  17. snowbunny2222

    snowbunny2222 First Runs

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    i just love the diversity at buller, although you need good cover, it feels like 4 mountains in one with everything open...sitting on Horsehill early in the morning on a blue sky day gets you so pumped!
     
  18. Fangin'Wolvy

    Fangin'Wolvy First Runs

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    Buller's brilliant when POW is happenin, soooo much terrain diversity, MASSIVE when fully opened and handy for MEL commuters.

    Otherwise as CarveMan put it:

    Falls for disaster seasons, reliable.
    Hotham in general, just cause.
    Buller only when motza n motza snow.
     
  19. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think FW was referring more to the fact that there hasn't been snow on those runs for a while.

    It would also be hard to use the t-bar this year considering they seem to have forgotten to put them back on the cable.
     
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