They are not skis, they are not boards, they are figgles and you can try them out at Mount Buller! There is no end to the fun one can have at Mount Buller at any time of the year. One of the best equipped ski resorts in Australia, Mount Buller Alpine Resort is 250km north east of Melbourne and boasts of some of Victoria’s most spectacular alpine and sub-alpine terrain. It offers 180 hectares of extensive ski trails, the longest being 2.5km, and plenty of open skiing space above the tree line.
You will never have to stand in a line here thanks to the twenty-five high capacity ski lifts here and there are plenty of slopes for skiers of all levels. Beginners will love the designated area overlooking the Mt Buller Village, BB2. Another favorite green run is Burnt Hut Spur with its long, wide trails, perfect for beginners. Intermediate skiers and boarders have Shakey Knees, a fun, wide run close to the Village, now equipped with snowmaking. The other choice is the ever popular Little Buller Spur, offering skiers a reliable and consistent skiing experience.
Advanced skiers can have their fill on the south side of the ski area that includes the popular Federation, Wood Run, the Bull Run and Wombat bowls. Other popular choices are Howqua Extension, McLaughlin’s Shoulder and Cow Camp. Mount Buller fulfills the Australian skiers’ love for variety and excitement. In addition to traditional skiing you can try telemarking/freeheeling or of course the figgles. These short skis combine the thrill of boarding with skiing and are less tiring than either of them. The little planks give you the freedom and will spice up your time on the slopes. You could try snowtubing at the Spurs tubing park for free with the purchase of a sightseeing ticket. Tobogganing at two toboggan parks in the resort is also very popular.
Mount Buller is home to the National Alpine Museum, the only Alpine Museum in Australia. You can polish your skills and physical prowess at La Trobe University Mt Buller Campus which offers a wide range of facilities and activities. Breathtaker All Suite Hotel hosts Australia’s first Alpine Spa where you can rejuvenate and relax.