Mt. Buller, First Ski Resort to Open Down Under in Australia

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on April 30, 2009 2:28 pm

South of the equator, Mt. Buller in Australia, three hours outside of Melbourne, celebrates the earliest opening in its long history after 14 inches of new snow dropped on the ski resort.  The resort will open only for the weekend, a sneak preview for the snow-deprived.

“This is the earliest we’ve opened a lift and ski run in the history of Mt. Buller resort. The closest was 45 years ago when we opened on the 16th of May in 1964,” said Laurie Blampied, General Manager of Buller Ski Lifts. “It’s so exciting to have such early and extensive falls so we decided to seize the opportunity, open up early for a special weekend and share it with everyone.”

Buller will be showing off its new six-seater, the Holden Express, this weekend for skiers and boarders with a special lift ticket price of AUS$20.

photo by gmwils

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