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GIRLS HAVING FUN: The annual CanTeen Winter Program was held again on Mt Buller recently and among the 55 participants were (from left) Sophie Casser (Melbourne), Brittney Patterson (Albury), Katherine Matler (Melbourne); (front) Laura Head (Torquay) all enjoying the snow. For full story and photos turn to page 5 PHOTO: Andrew Railton

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A BUMPER crowd of more than 500 people packed into the Mt Buller Village Square on Saturday night to see Jye Kearney win his second Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam title. Hailing from Jindabyne, Kearney edged past 14 of the country’s best snowboarders

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on Mt Buller’s famed Cattleman’s stair set to take out the title. Buller Ski Lifts general manager, Laurie Blampied said Mt Buller was proud to host the annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam, the premier event on the Australian snowboarding calendar.

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“This event has grown each year and last night was certainly the biggest and best yet,” Mr Blampied said. “We were thrilled to see such a big crowd turn out and we look forward to welcoming the countries best snowboarders back to Mt Buller in 2014.”

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Kearney pocketed a $4000 cheque, sealing victory ahead of second placed Cohen Davies and Mt Buller local Cameron Staveley in third place. Kearney’s experience in the event certainly showed as he worked methodically to impress the judges with

his famously casual style, consistent makes, and solid creative use of the entire staircase. “It’s so nice to be back on the podium after my summer off with injury,” Kearney said as he clutched his prize winning cheque. “Cattleman’s continues to be my favorite event of the year.” „ Continued page 2

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Need your own skis or snow board repaired or tuned? The Wintersteiger Microjet Disc and our service technicians are on hand to bring your skis back to perfection either over lunch or overnight.

Whether beginner or expert, skier or snowboarder, the Grimus Ski Centre has the right equipment for your needs. Experienced fitting staff offer excellent advice and friendly service to ensure you have the most suitable gear.

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is a unique, stylish and relaxed Cafe experience. The Cafe is 100% organic and sustainable. Customers can choose to sit at tables nestled between a wide variety of wines and beautiful native wall art.

LOCAL LAD: Mt Buller’s own Cam Staveley shows why he is now contesting a place in the Australian team for the 2014 Winter Olympics with his staircase slide. SLIP SLIDING: Winner of the 2013 Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam Jye Kearney shows off his winning style on the Mt Buller village staircase on Saturday night. PHOTOS: Andrew Railton

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With one of the most recognisable styles in Australian snowboarding, Cohen Davies worked through the night with consistent spins in and out of all three down rails, as well as nailing a showstopping 50-50 gap to backside lipslide from the top close-out rail. Mt Buller local Cameron Staveley was also impressive, taking out third spot with a awless display of classic tricks. Staveley was also the only competitor to 50-50 through the kink, a super technical manoeuver only a few each year accomplish. Staveley comes from a

family of talented snowboarders and after competing at the Cattleman’s ew to Whistler (Canada) on Sunday morning with older sister Lauren for a 2014 Winter Olympics training camp. At just 13 years of age younger brother Luke also competed in Saturday night’s event and can look forward to a very bright future in professional snowboarding. Results were: s ST 0LACE  Jye Kearney; sND0LACE  Cohen Davies; s RD 0LACE  Cameron Staveley; s"EST4RICKn-OPHIE 0RIZE0ACK -ATT'ALINA

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Policy, strategy high on agenda By PAM ZIERKMAHONEY A NEW industry advisory group, the Alpine Resorts Industry Advisory Group (ARIAG), to work with the Alpine Resorts Coordinating Council, Government and agencies has been established. The AIRG will provide valuable input into policy, strategic planning, management, development, use and promotion at the alpine resorts, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith said. “The group includes representation by lift companies, chambers of commerce, local councils, regional tourism boards and key user groups,� Mr Smith said. Members of the ARIAG include Nick Whitby, CEO of Buller Ski Lifts, Helen Moran, Midway Division Merling Entertainments Group, Graham Park, Falls Creek Chamber of Commerce, David Risby, Alpine Resorts Working Group, Ian

Nicholls, Alpine Shire Cuncil, Helen Antsis, Baw Baw Shire Council, Paul Carrick, Tourism North East Board, Eric Bickerton, Disabled WinterSport Australia and Adam Joyce, Snorsports Industries of Australia. Mr Smith also said good progress was being made to deliver on the actions set out in the Alpine Resorts Strategic Plan 2012. Mr Smith said the new alpine resort master plans, released recently, would be developed by each resort over the coming 12 to 18 months. These will include precinct development plans, infrastructure plans, ďŹ re and emergency management plans and native vegetation provisions. The plan is the result of an extensive consultation process run by the ARCC. A total of 250 people attended workshops in Melbourne and at each alpine resort, and 66 submission were received. The plan outlines six strategic objectives:

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Group voice for the snow

COORDINATING: Pembroke School from South Australia teacher Mike Howard celebrated 10 years of the school’s trip to Buller.

Buller fares well with SA school By LIZ WEBB ALPINE PLANNING: Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith with Mt Buller Mt Stirling Alpine Resorts Management Board chairman Jennifer Hutchison at the opening of the 2013 snow season.

sENHANCINGTHEVISITOR experience and developing resorts; sDELIVERINGRESORTSERvices and infrastructure efďŹ ciently and accountably; sBUILDINGPARTNERSHIPS sRESPECTINGTHEALPINE environment; s BROADENING ACCESS opportunities; and sREGULATORYREFORM “Ensuring the long term viability of the state’s alpine resorts will see an

even greater emphasis on accountability, transparency and engagement,� Mr Smith said. Mr Smith said figures released on the 2012 winter season were the highest since 2004 and up over 20 per cent compared to the 2011 winter season and 14 per cent compared to the 10 year average. A total of 771,000 visitors and 1,502,000 visitor

days were recorded. The latest data shows that more than one million people visit Victoria’s alpine resorts annually. Last winter alone the resorts generated $647 million in gross state product and created around 6000 jobs. The number of skier days remained relatively constant at approximately 70 per cent of visitor days since 2000.

‘SASKI’ - the name conjures up visions of snowy Scandinavian scenes, but in reality it is hundreds of South Australians who just love coming to Mt Buller for snow sports. Pembroke School is one of the most dedicated supporters of the SASKI program and this year celebrated its 10th Snowsports trip to Mt Buller. Trip coordinator Mike Howard said they

have tried school trips at Hotham, but ďŹ nd that Mt Buller is better. “We ski out from the Whitt each morning and everything we need is located close to us, and most importantly, mountain wise, it’s harder for the kids to get lost,â€? he said. Mr Howard has been organising the snow trip since 2002 and commented that this year is their biggest contingent ever - some 57 students and 11 staff.

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Adventurous chef cooks outside box By LIZ WEBB SUCCESSFUL restaurants need to create a niche for themselves, providing great quality food that differentiates them from their competitors. Luckily, for the small

number of boutique restaurants on Mt Buller, the menu choice is varied and exciting. Breathtaker All Suite Hotel’s ‘Signature’ restaurant is creating a sought after niche menu for food lovers and its all due to

head chef Darryl Zeitzen who has returned for his second year. The emphasis this year at the Signature Restaurant is modern Australian with a European, more specifically, regional Italian influence (think Tuscany).

Darryl is an adventurous chef who loves having fun with ‘specials’, cooking winter game – venison, slow cooked wild boar leg, hare, guinea fowl and soon he will be introducing crocodile. For the less daring, The Signature Restaurant and the team are well-known for mouthwatering simple pork and chicken dishes as well as the finest cuts of Tasmanian scotch eye fillet and ‘9score’ wagyu steak. Darryl (who comes from a long line of family chefs) learned his cooking skills in Hobart, and has been strongly influenced

SOMETHING SPECIAL: Breathtaker All Suite Hotel signature chef Darryl Zeitzen has travelled extensively, creating his unique style of cooking.

by the abundance of premium quality fresh food that Tasmania produces. He loves Mt Buller in winter and spends his summers travelling and working around the world. He was most recently at

Hamilton Island, and has worked at a number of golf resorts in Scotland, Jersey and France. Personally, his favorite menu item is the crispy skin baked salmon served with a vegetable caponata,

home made basil pesto and crispy olive flat bread – fresh and light. It seems a couple of visits will be required this season to really experience the delights of the the Signature Restaurant.

SHADING THE VIEW: Statues on Athlete’s Walk going past the Chalet Hotel depict the summer visitor to the mountain in walking attire. But some bright spark last week decided the glare from the sun off the snow covered walk was too much for the lady of the pair and addorned her with some ski goggles. Perhaps they considered the man’s hand was enough to shade his view of the walkway. PHOTO: Liz Webb. If you have a photo you would like published in the Buller News then forward by email to edit. with details of where, when and who took the photo. Please send photos in jpg format and around 1mb in size.

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MANSFIELD Mt Buller Regional Tourism Association (MMBRTA) has partnered with Tourism North East and neighboring destinations to launch 18 new, integrated websites as part of the North East Regional Digital Platform (RDP). And, the existing site is also getting a facelift. The upgraded site will provide an inspirational online experience for visitors, plus greater functionality and marketing reach for business operators.

“With the launch of the RDP, we’ve restructured how business operators can partner with us,” said MMBRTA manager Julie Kukainis. “To secure your own operator page on the new website simply select one of MMBRTA’s three partnership levels. “Your existing HCR booking service can then be bundled with your partnership at no extra cost,” Ms Kukainis said. “We also invite you to come to one of our free information sessions to find out more about the MMBRTA partnerships and the new Mansfield Mt Buller website and its associated benefits. “There are lots of changes to digest… but we’re very excited and hope you will be too. “We believe the MMBRTA partnerships and the new website offer exceptional value for money - enabling local operators to truly capitalise on the growing online tourism market,” she said. Please note: A Mt Buller operator session is soon to be confirmed. For more information or to book a session call Julie Kukainis or Pam Hume on 57757000 or email



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Champions battle it out for Uni cup

OLD Mout Cider will continue through to Sunday, presenting the Victorian University Ski and Snowboard Championships.

It sounds like something from Harry Potter as student teams do battle to take home the Dragon Slayer Cup. May the best team win.

he moment you walk through the doors of the historic Mansfield Regional Produce Store, you’ll know you’ve discovered a gem. High, timber-lined ceilings, shelves loaded with local produce, eclectic art for sale, a wine room showcasing the regions’ best – all that before you even taste the great food. Ask a local and they’ll tell you ‘The Produce Store’ is the place with the buzz for breakfast, lunch and the best coffee around. The menu is loaded with the best breakfasts, big soups, fresh baked baguettes, tasty vego meals and some wicked cakes as well. Our great blackboard menu and cosy atmosphere make dinner at The Produce Store a favourite with locals and visitors. The fire’s on, so come and enjoy a warm welcome from your hosts, Dean & Gillian Belle and the team, it’ll be a highlight of your visit to Mansfield.

HELLO BULLER: The group of young skiers taking part in the from CanTeen Winter Program on Mt Buller recently give a thumbs up to the snow. PHOTO: Andrew Railton

A wonderful break for cancer patients A GROUP of 55 young people received a much needed break from the daily stresses and strains of living with cancer at Mt Buller recently as part of the annual ďŹ ve day CanTeen Winter Program. CanTeen’s free programs are made possible by donations as well as the support of companies like Buller Ski Lifts. “Every year another 23,000 young people have to face the challenge of dealing with cancer

– whether they’ve been diagnosed themselves or whether it’s their parent, brother or sister,� Victorian division manager at CanTeen Deborah Anderson said. “A cancer diagnosis threatens the security of a young person’s world, leaving them feeling vulnerable, frightened and confused. “Attending a CanTeen program gives our members the chance to meet other young people who truly understand what they’re going

through while also having some fun. “That’s why we’re so grateful for every generous donation we receive from Victorians and our corporate supporters - it wouldn’t be possible without them.â€? CanTeen were particularly grateful to Buller Ski Lifts, MansďŹ eld-Mt Buller Bus Lines and the Mt Buller Resort Management for their generosity. For more information visit

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New regulations for controlling deer an Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW), or if they engaged licensed deer hunters,� Mr Walsh said. “This administrative burden often delayed control and the new order removes that burden.� The new Order also allows landowners to use a spotlight at night to destroy problem deer, which is proven to be a very effective means of control. Sambar Deer, Fallow Deer, Red Deer (including Wapiti), Sika Deer - Red

Deer hybrids, Rusa Deer and Chital Deer are covered under the order. Hog Deer are not included due to their limited range and susceptibility to hunting, so an ATCW will still be required to control them on private property. Mr Walsh said deer can only be destroyed using specified firearm calibres and minimum bullet weights with an appropriate licence. “Only landowners on their own properties, their managers, permanent em-

ployees or agents are able to destroy problem deer under this Order. “Anyone other than the landowner destroying deer on a property must carry written permission signed and dated by the landowner of that property.� Permission forms can be downloaded at www. People wanting to hunt deer recreationally will still need to obtain a Game Licence and act in accordance with applicable Regulations.

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LANDOWNERS in the MansďŹ eld - Mt Buller district can now control problem deer on their properties without the need to apply for a permit. Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said a new order introduced under the Victorian Wildlife Act 1975 clears the way for removing problem deer on private properties. “Previously, deer causing damage on private property could only be destroyed if landowners applied for and received

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An organic experience Michael produced a special organic pasta from fine pasta flour for the evening, served in two variations. John prepared his own recipe Gluhwein f r o m o rg a n i c s h i r a z wine and spices to warm the evening. Organic wines were served with dinner to complete the experience. The partnership will continue to produce organic dinners on a monthly basis in the future - watch out for the next one.

News in brief Photos to show off slopes

WHAT’S THIS?: For many Melbourne children exploring snow was a first time adventure last year at the Ashburton Family Snow Day.

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SNOW from Mt Buller will fall in Melbourne next month. The Mt Buller Snow Festival will be in Ashburton on Saturday, August 3 from 10am to 2pm. Now in it’s sixth year, the festival sees snow trucked down to the Melbourne to create a small toboggan run which is then supervised by the Buller crew. The Buller Ski Lifts (BSL) marketing team shovel the snow into place, before answering all the usual questions that first time snow visitors ask. The Ashburton Traders Association president, Bob Stensholt said the event gave people a new perspective of winter. “Generally winter is unpredictable and people don’t venture out much due to the cold weather, but the Mt Buller Snow Festival day has become a real favorite in Ashburton and if it rains, it just adds to the wintery atmosphere,” he said.

“Hundreds of families visit the street so that their kids can have a toboggan ride, build a snowman, throw the odd snowball and generally enjoy the touch and feel of real snow.” Ashburton traders get into the spirit of the day putting up Mt Buller posters, decorating windows with snowflakes and displaying kids coloring competition entries, all helping to create the feeling of life in the snow. Mt Buller’s Blake the Flake and the Medibank Icehouse Skater Dude and Frosty the Snowman entertain the crowds and there are plenty of giveaways – stickers, lollies, Buller information and much more this year including a street full of snowflakes. Visitors to the Ashburton snow field can win a two day mid-week holiday at Mt Buller with lift tickets, lessons and equipment hire provided by Mt Buller and accommodation for two adults and two children provided by the Ski Club of Victoria Mt Buller, the winner is drawn on the day.

GET your cameras ready, Mt Buller’s annual Peak Pics photography competition will continue through until Setpember 14. Each year an amazing range of talented photographers submit their incredible shots. Run in conjunction with the Mt Buller Film Festival, Peak Pics celebrates mountain enthusiasts engaged in awe inspiring activities. This year’s theme aims to capture ‘Loving It’. The six categories for the competition are: Landscape, People, Action, Light and, new for 2013, Summer and Instagram. To enter, email a low res version of your image to accompanied by the completed entry form. The organisers ask that you familiarise yourself with the terms and conditions prior to submitting your entry.

Maintaining hope for event ALL fingers are crossed that WhiteOUT! is still coming to Mt Buller. The event where all things turning white on the mountain may just be happening this weekend if the weather predictions are correct and more snow is due to arrive. In preparation for the event, Mt Buller has had a huge week of skiing, entertainment and activities has throughout the week. The WhiteOUT! team put together a great itinerary - making sure everyone has a fantastic time. Fro more information check out http://www. for all the details - but be quick as WhiteOUT! finishes for another season this Sunday.

Jewish competition begins THE Jewish Interschools Championships return to Mt Buller on August 6 for one day of racing only. It’s a great day for students from a number of Jewish schools to catch up and compete on the slopes in a fun day of Interschool rivalry.

Stay away from syringes POLICE are urging people to be on the look out for discarded syringes. Earlier this month a citizen found two used syringes inside a bottle in a park in Myrtleford.


THE Mill Inn restaurant - at the bottom of the mountain at Alpine Ridge - and Arteco Raw ( M a n s fi e l d ) ow n e r s , John and Karina Demetriou, recently hosted their first organic dinner with food and wine. The menu for 40 people was prepared by Michael Beltrame of The Mill Inn utilising only fresh organic produce supplied by Arteco Raw. Organically certified smallgoods and breads started the dinner feast as a divine antipasto platter.

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July 25-27

Victorian University Championships. University teams contest the Dragon Slayer Cup.

July 31-Aug 1

Tom Mathias Cup International FIS Slalom. “Ski for Tommy” and raise awareness of melanoma. Slip, slop, slap, and ski.

Aug 3-4

K2 Womens Weekend. Try out the latest super line of skis from K2 and transform into a superwoman on the snow! A day of expert instruction and a whole lot of fun.

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Special treat for the kids MT Buller will celebrate a white Christmas again this year as the popular Christmas Week celebrations return to the mountain on August 3-9. There will be plenty of Christmas cheer and special events all week – plus special appearances from Santa. All week the Mt Buller Village will be alive with festive spirit, and a range of special events and activities giving visitors the chance to experience something different for Australia – a white Christmas. Kids will love the appearances by Santa, Christmas present lucky dips and snowman building competition, while everyone can indulge in Christmas dinners with all

the trimmings, caroling, a lantern ski run down Bourke Street and more. Amber Gardner, marketing and communications manager for Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, said Christmas Week is a hit with people of all ages. “Christmas Week is a fun and festive event on the Mt Buller calendar, with events and activities to appeal to young and old,” Ms Gardner said. “Kids will love seeing Santa ride in on his snowmobile, and they’ll even get the chance to win their very own ride on Santa’s ‘sleigh’ in the Christmas lucky dip. “Especially popular are the special dinners on offer at a range of restaurants around the

SUPERB: Harry Green, 17, has a promising professional career ahead.

Local star shines By CHRISTINE HOCKING - Transition Snowboarding program director

MAN IN RED: That jolly old fella - Santa - will appear again on the slopes during the week of August 3 9 - taking a break from his North Pole home to visit Mt Buller.

resort, with full Christmas feasts with all the delicious trimmings happening each night of the week. “ We ’r e l o o k i n g forward to a fantastic week of festive fun and

celebrations here on top of the world.” The Christmas Week program and accommodation information can be found on the Events Calendar on the Mt Buller website.

MANY of Australia’s best snowboarders have launched their careers at at the Cattleman’s Rail Jam and this year was no exception as some of Australia’s best battled it out for the eighth year in a row - among them 17 year old local Harry Green. Growing up in Mansfield, Harry has trained with the weekend and holiday program Transition Snowboarding. Harry acquired skills from some of the best snowboard coaches in Australia along with opportunities to travel with the team to such places as New Zealand and Breckenrige Colorado to train. He has become one of Australia’s best up and

coming stars, recently securing sponsorship with major brands such as Anon Analog and K2. This was going to be Harry’s first pro open event as a fully sponsored rider if he could make finals. Missing the cut last year Harry was eager to make it through the qualifying rounds. He made it through the qualifying into semis and was listed in the 14 man open men’s final. On the night Harry rode superbly and put down nearly every trick he tried and was able to hold his own against the nation’s best, finishing in the top five. Look out for Harry at Mt Buller as he trains and juggles his snowboarding with year 11 studies as well as completing an industry based apprenticeship with the Transition Snowboarding Program.

Aug 3-9

Christmas Week. Festive cheer and events including candy cane hunt, carol singing, gift giving, and special visitor. Jewish Interschools Championship.

Aug 18-19

Subaru Victorian Interschools Championships. Students from around Victoria showcase their skiing and snow boarding skills.

Aug 31

James Boags ABOM Mogul Challenge. World class lineup of freestyle and bumps skiers compete in the 24th running of this event.

Sept 4-8

Loft Lounge & Bar Open 7 days a week from 10am to late. Mountain-famous Breathtaker hot chocolate (6 flavours), fantastic extensive wine list offering Breathtaker-sourced white and reds by the glass or by the bottle, kids’ movie zone, pool table and free Wi-Fi. New lunch and dinner menu, including Loft Lounge Angus Beef burger, fresh focaccias and warm hearty daily soup specials.

Breathtaker On High Spa Retreat Open 7 days a week from 10.00am to 6.00pm for treatment. In conjunction with the Li’tya spa care range, Breathtaker On High will offer our extensive treatment range including massage, beauty treatments and couples experiences along with an extensive retail product range. Bookings are essential, please call 5777 6377 to make your treatment booking.

Signature Restaurant Cant wait for this one!! Signature Restaurant will open Friday 28 June after a major overhaul of the kitchen. What does this mean for the guest? Well we have designed the kitchen around an all-new menu making the service standards and quality of the menu second to none on the mountain. Signature Restaurant has transformed into a family-friendly dining experience with free Wi-Fi, amazing new kids’ menu and themed night throughout the season. Also available this season will be BT Gourmet Pizza in the restaurant. Bookings essential please phone 5777 6377 to make your reservation.

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BT Gourmet Pizzeria Will again be a favourite on Mt Buller. BT Gourmet Pizzeria will open Friday 28 June from 4.00pm to late. Available in the Loft Lounge, Restaurant or Takeaway.

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Girls’ big night in

THREE PUP-ETTES: Wendy Frahamer, Sandra Maier and Suzanne Rumble put on puppy faces - and balloon headwear - for this shot.

GIRLS partied on at The Whitt recently with a bunch of Buller ladies get together for a night of fun, laughter and great food. What started as a quiet dinner for a group of six ladies some five years ago has turned into a party for 70 with The Whitt’s mountain talent “Paddy” getting them all up and dancing the night away. Suzanne Rumble, Sandra Maier and Sonia Clark who organised the evening were thrilled with the night and have had lots of positive feedback.

“We would like to acknowledge Altitude and Buller Ski Lifts for their generous donations of wonderful door prizes, Cheryl from Paint Me! Paint Me! for her balloon creations and glitter tattoos also Andrea Ritchie for all the wonderful photos,” Ms Rumble said. “We see this night in the July school holidays as a great way to get all the girls on the hill out.” The organisers are also looking to make this a charitable event in the future.

SMILE PLEASE: Sonia Clark and Suzie Batten know how to smile for the camera.

Getting into swing of the party 1

BIRTHDAY celebrations were held at the Kooroora Hotel recently for local mountain identity T Roy Stidolth. Some 100 guests enjoyed a night of drinking, merrymaking, dancing and music to the sounds of mountain favorite Paddy Campbell. 1 BIRTHDAY BOY: Troy (known only as T Roy) Stidolth gets a birthday hug from Sandie Kwong. 2 PURRRRR: Sleek and sexy cat Jacqui Whitby was not phased by Nicole Gibson’s hold up antics. 3 STAFF ANTICS: Kooroora staff got into the swing of the fancy dress birthday party (from left) Antry Svarcs, Jess Malete, Brieanna Waller and Michael Anderson. 4 GREAT TIME: Gemma Von and Phoebe Georgiou enjoyed the birthday party for T Troy at the Kooroora. 5 WHO ARE THESE GUYS?: Hiding behind their disguises at the birthday bash were Renee Gascoigne and Beau Wood. PHOTOS: Fun Photos









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Celebrating 25 years MT Buller Race Club with its 180 young athletes, 30 masters, 30 coaches and administration program staff, recently celebrated 25 years on the mountain. As well as celebrating this milestone the fundraiser party was also specifically geared to funding race training equipment that

coaches need for use on the hill; tools of the trade - a never ending upgrade, replacement and new training equipment requirement. At interschool level MBRC represents 49 per cent of top 10 results across all disciplines and age categories. At state and national

championships MBRC continually sees athletes owning the podium. At International level MBRC stands to have seven athletes from Mt Buller at Sochi 2014 Olympics; all are currently on the shadow Olympic team and are in the running for formal qualification.

1 CROWNING GLORIES: Celebrating Mt Buller Race Club’s 25th birthday were (from left) Mish Coppel, Margot Buckley and Geoff Walker. 2 THE GANG’S HERE: Also celebrating MBRC 25th birthday were (from back, left) Peter Houghton and Millie Bade; (front) Andrea Ritchie and Suzanne Rumble. 3TOASTING THE MILESTONE: Emi Slade and Jane Fairley toasted MBRC’s 25 years. 4 IN DISGUISE: Boris and Nancy Lipengold along with Anna Adams dressed for the occasion. 5 HATS ON: Sporting fancy hats at the party were (from left) Clair Army, Greg Horsey and Jane Dough. 6 GREAT TIMES: Jenny Parker and Christine Honan caught up at the race club party and had a happy time. PHOTOS: Fun Photos









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New age of skiing


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rope at the front. In the 1970s, the first snurfing competitions were organised. The Flying Yellow Banana was developed in 1977. This was just a plastic shell covered with a surface similar to a skateboard, but at the time it was a major step in snowboarding. Then thanks to snowboard design pioneers such as Dimitrijie Milovich (Winterstick), Jake Burton (Burton Snowboards), and Tom Sims (Sims Snowboards) we get to ride the awesome equipment that we do today. In 2000, snowboarding was the fastest-growing sport in the US, with riders and enthusiasts numbering to a total of just over 7.2 million. It’s funny to think that snowboarders were once the grungy unappreciated members of the snow society. We are now a huge presence that brought life and interest back into the snow industry, and helped spark a revolution in skiing. Now snow, Buller.

Georgie loves to share her passion RATTY’S SOLUTION: If there is a lack of snow, you can still make the most of it with great friends as she does when travelling the world.

NAME: EARLY BOARDS: On display at the National Alpine Museum on Mt Buller in 2011 were some of the earliest Burton Boards - much longer than the updated snowbards used today.

EVERYONE’S favourite little road safety warrior is back at Buller. Mini-Vanessa is coming ever weekend until August 10 to 11. She’ll be set up in her usual position at the top of the mountain car park.


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Visit her for free hand warmers, sunscreen, keep cups (for your coffee), lanyards, and headphones. And most importantly, don’t forget to see her for a free breath test before you head home.


HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN SKIING AT MT BULLER: Since I was three. FAVE RUNS/ AREAS: No question about it, the Summit. EVER SKIED OVERSEAS: Yes, at Red Mountain in Canada WHAT DO YOU


WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR SEASON 2013: Working and having fun, meeting new people. WHEN NOT ON THE SLOPES YOU ARE DOING: I’m studying nursing part time at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne and I love that too. THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE SKIING AT MT BULLER: Fun, excitement, carving Bourke Street (and tongue in cheek, knee deep powder.)

Memorial ski event for Tom FIS accredited ski racers will line up to compete from august 6 to 8 in the annual Tom Mathias Memorial Races. The races are the first on the 2012 International circuit to take place in the southern hemisphere and have been named in memory of Tom Mathias who tragically died from melanoma at 23 years of age in 2009. His friends and supporters honor his memory and passion for snowsports this year in the Tom Mathias races and the foundation created in his name - i ski for tommy or “isft.� The isft program is endorsed by the Alfed Hospital and aims to educate the snow community about the dangers of melanoma and raise funds for the Victorian Melanoma Service [VMS].

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By Liz Webb Georgie is a delightful young woman who grew up in Finley, NSW near Deniliquin in the Riverina. Her parents and grandparents all skied, so at three years old Georgie learned to ski and now she’s following one of her passions in life – living and working at Mt Buller.

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AS I write this, it has been a week of challenging weather conditions. We are expecting this to turn to snow on Saturday before this goes to print, so fingers crossed. Although it’s depressing to see it rain, good things are worth waiting for. Snowboarding is fun, and a great way of life. Let’s appreciate snowboarding with a little history on the sport that has drawn most of us here to Mt Buller. Snowboarding goes back to the 1920s. This is older than many of us would have thought. In 1929, a Utah man M.J. Burchett created what many believe to be one of the first snowboards. Burchett cut a plywood plank into a rideable board and used both horse reins and clotheslines to secure his feet. Burchett recieved a lot of respect for his efforts to pioneer snowboarding. In the 60’s Sherman Poppen was an engineer looking for a new toy to give to his daughter when he invented what would become known as the “snurfer.� Poppen’s original snurfer was made by fastening two skis together and attaching a


THE Subaru Victorian Interschool Snowsports Championships get underway from August 19 to 25. Competitors have the choice of Alpine Giant Slalom, Snowboard Giant Slalom, Boardercross, Skiercross, Moguls, Cross Country Classical, and Cross Country Freestyle Relay. More about the interschools competitions in Buller News next edition.

A stirling experience camping in the snow By PAM ZIERKMAHONEY CAMPING out in the open is an adventure and holiday fun that many thoroughly enjoy during the warm summer months. But for the hardy adventurers the experience of camping in the snow is also very special. Throughout the snow season Mt Stirling offers visitors the chance to do just that - camp in the snow up at the spot they call “the cricket pitch”. The camp can accommodate up to 28 people at a time and is popular with school groups. A teepee is the central focal point of the camp which hosts a pot belly stove for heating, cooking and even hot water. This snow camping is so popular that Stirling Experience operator Craig Jones said the camp site is booked out from now until the end of August.

“Mid-week we have school groups coming up and even if there is no snow then we take them out bushwalking, mountain biking and can even organise horse rides for them,” Craig said. “Last week we even took a group of school kids across to Mt Buller as Bourke Street was the only place which had any decent snow for them to try skiing on.” Craig said families love coming to the snow for the camping experience over weekends. “We had a family that came up recently with a 10 month old baby and the mother asked to be instructed on skiing first and then put the baby in a backpack arrangement and skied with the baby - a first for me to see,” he said. The camp site is comfortable, has toilet facilities and is basically self catered - however Stirling Experience can arrange catering as well.

MT BULLER NEWS — July 26, 2013 — PAGE 11

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Record breaking day

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By LIZ WEBB THE ďŹ rst Ski Club of Victoria (SCV) race for 2013, on July 13 on skyline, attracted a record crowd of 74 racers. From eight years to nearly 80, racers of all ages hit the slopes recording personal bests and breaking club records. This week Anja Bjarnason, who races in the Race Club category, was awarded a special prize of a full ski tune from Bumps for her fantastic effort – second fastest time off scratch for the day. A very festive looking and lively race presentation took place in the Dump Inn. Prizes included two sets of skis – Auski Head Skis for the fastest male off Handicap, Matt Fitton and Bumps Skis for the fastest boy or girl off scratch in the under 13 category, winner Tori Hill was pleasantly surprised. All young racers were delighted with their encouragement awards of special Ty Beanie Balls from Tony Oates at Big Balloon. A pair of skis (And many more great prizes) will be awarded each week during the season. Racing is one of the main reasons that the SCV was established in 1924 and the tradition is growing stronger. Many of our 2014 Olympic hopefuls started their racing careers in the SCV races.

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ON THE START LINE: Contestants in the first day of racing for the season for Buller Race Club line up at the top of Bourke Street run.

OLDER V YOUNGER: Veteran racers Ron Cracknell, Geoff Whitelaw and Kevin Larkin took to the slopes in the first Buller Race Club’s day competing against some much younger racers.

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Mt Buller property news...

Kainui so close to ski fields


Enzian 318

7RSĂ RRUEHGURRPDSW Cbus lighting Spa with master bedroom Spacious living dining Best appliances, granite tops, Located on Chamios slopes induction cook top

Priced attractively $400,000

Open living and dining area Washer and dryer Worth an inspection


Twin Towers 603

Two bedroom apartment Immaculately presented Six beds, sleeps eight Kitchen with all appliances

Priced at $475,000 More information, Phone Woody 0429 930 700


Shop 2, Kooroora Hotel Building, Mt Buller, 03 5777 6496


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FOR lovers of the high country, the snow ďŹ elds and life in the country, this is a property that offers all. One of the ďŹ nest in the district "Kainui" is just 15 minutes from MansďŹ eld, close proximity to the gates of Mt Buller and the ski ďŹ elds as well as Lake Eildon. Mt Buller appears at time to be so close you feel you can almost reach out and touch it. Nestled into the foothills of the peaceful Boorolite Valley this property has everything the discerning family could wish for. Kainui is an impressive 60 square rural residence set on 70 acres and boasts uninterrupted views of the Boorolite Valley and surrounding mountains. The home features five bedrooms, three with ensuites, a fourth bathroom and separate guest powder/change room suitable for guests etc. There is also a huge recreational/ billiard room, a library, magniďŹ cent cellar and separate well appointed ofďŹ ce for those who may wish to run their business from home. A large Mediterranean centred courtyard provides for perfect relaxation and al fresco dining. Externally the surrounds include a championship size synthetic grass tennis court, as well as several well constructed multi-purpose sheds. One building is insulated and includes a huge refrigerated cool room and light food serving provisions plus wood heating, guest amenities. This area opens onto a glorious grass entertaining terrace. The property hosts many exciting features and presents several options. It includes: sMEGALITRECAPACITYDAM sPLUSTWOANCILLARYDAMS STORAGE TANKSANDABORE sOPENlREPLACEANDZONEDmOOR

PICTURE PERFECT: Set in the Boorolite Valley with a backdrop of mountains behind this picture perfect homestead is ideal for family living and business.

HEATINGTHROUGHOUTTHEHOME sASPACIOUSANDWELLAPPOINTED OFlCE sAIRCONDITIONINGAND s TWO SEPARATE MAIN RESIDENCE entries - allowing for guests to enter without disturbing the family. Kainui - the property of Kinloch Wines - will suit the most fastidious of buyers looking for that true

country retreat - with many options open for development. Location: 221 Wairere Roadd, Boorolite (MansďŹ eld) Beds: 5 + Bath: 3 Carparking: 6+ Agent: Suzi Meltzer - Mark Adams Real Estate Phone: 0418 871397.

SPACIOUS LIVING: The expansive living area of the homestead is ideal for family and entertaining.

W I N E L O V E R ' S PA R A D I S E : This extensive wine cellar can accommodate wines for all occasions.

EXPANSIVE VIEWS: From the shaded lawn patio the views of the surrounding countryside are magnificent.

MT BULLER NEWS — July 26, 2013 — PAGE 13

First in Alpine Real Estate. Contact us to discuss buying or selling your property now.

0422 773 895 VALLEY VIEW APT 301  POA


WHISTLER 8 “GLACIER”  $239,000

3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1 Car


- Easy Access to the slopes, shops and ski school - Spacious 3 bedrooms right on Bourke st - Two storey design offers separate areas for children

- Stunning Spacious apartment - Breathtaking Panoramic Views - Enormous Billiards room, with bar and 2nd lounge

- Neat and well designed studio - Private Entry - Quiet & Private - Everything you need

ENZIAN APT 13  $350,000 2 bed, 2 bath - Renovated 2 bedrooms sleeping 8-10 - Ability to lock off bedrooms and rent separately - Sold fully furnished, located within Hotel complex.

CHALET 610 & 714  $799,000 2 Bed + loft, 2 Bath, 1 car - Stunning conversion of two apartments - Convenient slope side location - On title car park - Sunny northerly views

ELKHORN 19 & 19A  $689,000 NEG

CUCKOO LODGE  $1.65MIL ONO 6 Bed, 3 Bath, 2 Car - Stone Open Fire Place - Private Sauna, Study, Schnapps Bar SOLD - Located right on Shakey Knees Ski Run - Enjoy your own European Lodge

CHALET 402  $335,000


Great price Renovated kitchen &RQYHQLHQWJURXQGÀRRU Good rental history available - Sizeable ski lockers

- Style and space in this 3 bedroom apartment - Beautifully furnished with Kerzari Asian Antiques - Large entertainers kitchen and dining areas, spacious lounges


GLACIER LODGE  $520,000 3 bed, 2 bath

- Two apartments for the price of one - Great rental returns summer and winter - Live in one rent the other, perfect for two families, extended families

3 bed, 2 bath

- Convenient location - Large bedroom - Northerly aspect

3 bed, 3 bath, 1 car

- Private Freestanding renovated lodge, sold fully furnished - Featuring 3 bedrooms currently accommodating 8 people - Large Spa tub with nice outlook, billiard room, north facing balcony

- Ideally Situated in the heart of the village - Close to ski school and Magic Forest, suiting families of all ages - Features stunning mountain views, fully furnished and ready for ski season

1.5 Bed, 1 Bath

2 Bed, 1 Bath

6 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

MOOSE APT 8  $570,000

BEEHIVE 6  $360,000 ONO

TWIN TOWERS B104  $180,000 1bed, 1 bath - Convenient location on the slopes D Designed to sleep a small SOL- family of 4 - Great entry apartment

CARIBOUX APT 2  $575,000 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1 Car

- Townhouse style Snowhome - Large living upstairs, Open Fire, Great Views & Balcony - Well-appointed kitchen, stone bench tops & bamboo ÀRRU - Large storage/ski tunning area - Parking on heated driveway at apartment door

BREATHTAKER APT 508  $430,000 3 bed,2 bath 1 car - Large price reduction - 3 bedroom corner suite with car park - Set over 2 levels with access to hotel facilities

BREATHTAKER APT 207  $265,000


1 bed, 1 bath, 1 car

1 bed, 1 bath

3 bed, 2 bath

- Located within Breathtaker All Suite Hotel Complex - Conveniently located on level 1 - Fully furnished, rental history available

- Mortgagee in possession says sell - Bright and light apartment within hotel complex - Well appointed and located close to the slopes

- Cosy freestanding chalet nestled amongst the snowgums - Great sun room, spacious living room, serviceable kitchen and dining area - Inspection sure to impress

DISCOBOLOUS 1  $445,000

Contact: Annelies Zirky 0422 773 895 - 1/62 Chamois Rd, Mount Buller VIC 3723



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Mark Adams Real Estate




Chalet Apartment 902:: $600,000 Fully renovated

Find me another one and with a car-park!

â?š2 bedroom apartment with large windows facing Bourke St on level 9 â?šVery appealing living and dining area offering great views and good light â?šAttractive kitchen with stone and timber finishes. Fully furnished â?šIncludes on title car park. Family bathroom plus second toilet

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Snowflake building:: Three apartments at good prices

- Leading The Way...

Alto Villas 201:: $730,000 furnished on Bourke St

Gran Sasso 4:: $1,625,000 Furnished penthouse



Bathing in sunshine – premier location

Best on snow and not to be missed

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Immaculate 3 bedroom north facing apartment with underground car park Main bedroom with K/S bed & stone ensuite with separate bath & shower Two additional bedrooms serviced by main bathroom & powder room Attractive living, floor to ceiling windows, electric blinds, balcony, gas fireplace

â?š Developers own penthouse & includes 2 garage car spaces on title, private ski room â?š Very spacious design, lift to penthouse entry - 240 sqm over 3 levels expansive views â?š Sumptuous living and dining with open fireplace and magnificent outdoor spa â?š Master bedroom, ensuite & adjacent lounge/study. Two further bedrooms & bathroom

Elkhorn Apartments:: Five properties from $350,000

Chalet Apartments 801::$395,000 painted and new carpets



Elkhorn is a modern building and all include garage parking & storage

10 metres to Bourke St with skiing in & skiing out

â?šElkhorn 3 - Just listed - Large one bedroom in excellent condition $350,000 â?šElkhorn 1 - Three bedroom, 2 bathrooms, looks great, garage parking $6155,000 â?šElkhorn 5 & 11 - Two bedrooms, garage parking from $425,000 â?šElkhorn 19 & 19A - Two apartments, one title,2 car parks $689,000 THE LOT

The Christiana 5:: $395,000-price hard to beat

â?š Well presented 2 bedroom with family bathroom â?š Queen bed in main bedroom and 2 bunks in kids room with views to Bourke St â?š Living room with fold out divan for overnight visitors and galley kitchen â?š Large balcony perfect for barbeques, drying cupboard and ski cage






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Summit Lodge 7 is a renovated with glorious views to Shakey Knees Comfortable spacious living, modern kitchen, large balcony 2 Bedroom plus additional mezzanine level and a second bathroom Main bathroom with bath and shower over. Drying room & ski storage

Mark Adams :: 03 9646 4230 :: 0419 858 007 39/15 Beach Street, Port Melbourne

Your own lodge at Buller- potential to build additional lodge

�Glacier Lodge now being liquidated by owner - $520,000 NO FURTHER PRICE DROP �Fully renovated free standing lodge tastefully decorated with modern furnishings �3 bedrooms sleeping 8 with master with ensuite and second family bathroom �Huge private spa with north facing outlook plus children’s billiard room

One of only six apartments in well located Mawson building

â?šAttractive modern building. Offering excellent views & light. â?š3 spacious bedrooms sleeps 8, two bathrooms, one being ensuite â?šAppealing living room, natural rock open fireplace & large balcony â?šAnnual 4WD car parking permit available to Mawson 2

Chalet Apartment 705:: $850,000 furnished

Parents retreat & heated car parking right on Bourke St in best spot

â?šChalet Apartment in AAA position features master bedroom with private

lounge, cedar sauna, round double spa with shower & separate toilet

â?šTwo other bedrooms big enough to sleep all the kids plus bathroom â?šLiving and dining includes open fireplace offering good aspect to Bourke St

Suzi Meltzer :: 0418 871 397 Local Resident and Agent Representative


LIS NE TIN W G Top of Bourke St with great views- 4WD access pass â?š â?š â?š â?š

Glacier Lodge :: $520,000 furnished house


Summit Lodge 7:: $450,000 including furniture

Best 3 bedrooms buys around- price has been slashed �Attractive modern building less than a minute to Bourke St “Ski-In Ski-Out� �Ground floor with easy access & private entrance. 4WD unloading pass �Terrific family apartment with 3 bedrooms and could even suit 2 families �Main bedroom has ensuite plus a second bathroom for other bedrooms


Solid brick building renovated on the outside and a long lease â?š Snowflake 11- great layout,3 bedrooms, very sunny & views $399,000 â?š Snowflake 19- magnificent views, 3 bedrooms & renovated $395,000 â?šSnowflake 13- large one bedroom able to sleep 6 $215,000 â?š All units have car parking permits for application on an annual basis

MT BULLER NEWS — July 26, 2013 — PAGE 15

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Mark Adams Real Estate

Summit Lodge 3- Summit Rd :: $390,000

Canyon Chalet 7 - Receiver Sale :: $950,000



Receivers Sale - Glory View Chalet 6 :: only $800,000

- Leading The Way...



The Christiana 1 & 3 :: Spacious units in great location

Both have car parking and will appeal to large/ multi families

❚ Apartment 3 has 4 bedrooms, two bathrooms and second living room plus interconnected studio with kitchen & bathroom. Studio has separate entry. ❚ Apartment 1 has 3 bedrooms with 3 en-suites. Attractive living and dining room with balcony and easy access to ski slopes from the ground floor entry.

❚ Offering large expanses of glass on four sides with views & privacy ❚ Chalet 7 has 4 bedrooms all with en-suites and robes ❚ Master bedroom large enough for a king and views forever ❚ Impressive media room, enormous living, kitchen with 2 balconies

Rarely Available – Very Popular - 4WD drop off pass

❚Ski in ski out position on top of Bourke St- two bedroom sleeping 6 easily ❚Summit Lodge 3 has excellent natural light and will appeal to young families ❚Features modern kitchen with quality appliances and good cabinetry ❚Sunny, attractive timber lined living room & large balcony. Laundry & drying

The Peak 203 :: $725,000 $645,000 immaculately furnished

Arlberg Apartment 213 :: $375,000 furnished

Rent One - Rent Two- Or Stay In Both

Supersized One-Two Bedroom apartment with easy access to slope

❚ Modern ‘Peak’ separate entry apartments offering great flexibility ❚ Secure car park & storage in the basement with lift access to apartments ❚ Main apartment- large living, dining, kitchen, two bedrooms & bathrooms ❚ Second apartment has living, balcony, kitchen, main bedroom & bathroom

Peak 102, Chamois Close :: $375,000 priced to sell



Valley View 303, $498,000 ::Tastefully Furnished

The largest of the chalets is now available for sale


Features 5 spacious bedrooms with 3 bathrooms plus a media room Living area has high ceilings and huge expanses of glass offering dream views Spacious kitchen with loads of cupboards, timber floors & hydronic heating Chalet 6 has an on title car park under a carport and heated driveway

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Modern 8 square apartment sleeping 6, plus option of car park at additional cost Fully fitted kitchen, living and dining opening to large balcony with great views Separate main bedroom and additional open plan bedroom. Spacious bathroom. Arlberg advantage - low outgoings, strong rental history and management

Whistler 5 :: $395,000 furnished – low outgoings


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Completed and “Glory View” Chalet 6 fitted with display furniture



Discobolus 1:: $445,000 fully furnished house

Affordable freestanding Mt Buller Snow Home

❚2 storey house in the front offering pleasant outlook amongst the gum trees ❚Upstairs features 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms perfectly laid out to sleep 8 ❚Downstairs has kitchen, living and dining plus glass enclosed sunroom ❚Permit to drive to the door using 4WD then short drive to tip corner car park

Mark Adams :: 03 9646 4230 :: 0419 858 007 39/15 Beach Street, Port Melbourne

Affordable apartment with garage parking ❚ ❚ ❚ ❚

Modern Peak building opposite Chamois lift and only 2 minutes from village Basement car park- drive in from school to the flat and catch lift to door Two levels with upper level featuring living room, balcony, kitchen & powder room Downstairs 2 bedrooms, family bathroom, ski room, drying room and laundry

Ridge Runner Telemark Crt Alpine Ridge :: $425,000

Successful holiday let summer & winter when not occupied by owners ❚Two storey 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom home with amazing views ❚All new furniture & appliances, including linen- easily maintained ❚Brand new air-conditioning & heating- Coonarra wood heater. New carpets ❚New carpets, beds, blinds, fridge & laundry. Few minutes to Mt Buller entry

Attractive Whistler building with car parking on title

❚Appealing & modern 2 bedroom apartment with sleeping for 6 ❚On title outdoor car park on heated slab. Units features hydronic heating ❚Family bathroom plus an additional powder room. Laundry and drying room ❚Open plan living, dining and kitchen with sunny balcony Bourke St views

‘Kainui’ 221 Wairere Rd – Boorolite :: $1,875,000

One of the finest in the district!

❚ “Kainui” is just 15 minutes from Mansfield and close to Mt Buller ❚ The property hosts many exciting features & presents several options… ❚ Impressive 60 sq. rural residence set on 70 acres and uninterrupted views ❚ Includes 5 bedrooms, 3 ensuites, recreational rooms, cellar plus much more

Suzi Meltzer :: 0418 871 397 Local Resident and Agent Representative


Interior cleverly redesigned by architect owner to maximise space 2 spacious bedrooms with two way central bathroom plus powder room Master with queen bed, wardrobe dressing table /desk and plasma TV Second bedroom has two sets of built-in bunks, wardrobe and TV for the kids


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Opposite Ski School & on title heated Car Park

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$1529 *per person

Based on 7 nights twin share accommodation in an Aspen King room and a 6 day lift pass. Valid 05 Jan – 22 Jan ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL 30% discount*


$1379 *per person

Based on 7 nights twin share accommodation in an Ridge View room and a 6 day lift pass. Valid 05 Jan – 22 Jan ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL 10% discount*

ACCOMMODATION SPECIALS Save up to 30%* Pay 5 stay 7 = 2 FREE nights*


$1693 *per person

Based on 7 nights twin share accommodation in a Standard King room and a 6 day lift pass. Valid 01 Jan – 26 Jan ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL 25% discount*


$4959 *per family

Based on 7 nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom standard condo and a 6 day lift pass for 2 Adults and 2 Children 12yrs and under. Valid 01 Jan – 13 Feb ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL Pay 5 stay 6*

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HOTEL JEROME ❄❄❄❄❄ from

$2747*per person

Based on 7 nights twin share accommodation in a Deluxe King room including daily breakfast and a 6 day lift pass. Valid 02 Jan – 07 Feb ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL Pay 6 stay 7 and 20% discount*

CAPITOL PEAK ❄❄❄❄❄ from

$6749 *per family

Based on 7 nights accommodation in a 1 bedroom plus den condo and a 6 day lift pass for 2 Adults and 2 Children 12yrs and under. Valid 05 Jan – 14 Feb. ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL Pay 6 stay 7*

@MogulSkiWorld ❄ 1800 335 724 ❄ LIC #31304 *conditions apply please contact Mogul Ski World for all details

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