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CHARGE: Glen Moriarty led the charge for his team during the fierce battle at Mt Buller’s Yukigassen competition. Some 10 teams competed for a chance to score an official invitation to the 26th Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen event in Japan next year. PHOTO: Andrew Railton

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UP and coming snowsports athletes have the chance of gaining a $2000 scholarship announced by the Ski Club of Victoria (SCV) this month. The grant aims at assisting athletes with costs of developmental expenses along the pathway to elite performance. SCV president Suzie Batten said the grants would be funded from the SCV Snowsports Development

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Foundation, which was established in 2012 to facilitate young people’s participation in snowsports. She said snow sports were a positive pastime for young people. “The foundation recognises that participation in snowsports is an excellent way for young people to engage positively with their peers, build confidence and a sense of belonging, and promote mutual respect and

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understanding among fellow participants,” Ms Batten said. “One of the goals in our Strategic Plan 2013 to 2015 is to contribute actively to sport and the local community by fostering mountain sports and alpine recreation. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to assist our up and coming athletes.” To be eligible for sponsorship, applicants must be individuals aged 20 years or

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younger; resident in Victoria for at least six months each year for the past five years; participating and training in snowsports within Australia or overseas; and a member of the SCV or member of another ski club or snowsports organisation endorsed by the SCV board. The grants can be used to cover costs associated with competing in snowsports, including coaching, equipment, entry fees as well as

travel costs to events and competitions. Applicants are required to submit a personal response detailing why they deserve to receive sponsorship. Applications close on September 2 and successful applicants are to be advised by the end of September. Application forms and more detailed information can be found at www.skivictoria. com.au. Alternatively, call general manager Charles Warren on 57776024 or email manager@ skivictoria.com.au.

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WELCOME to the first of the Mt Buller Employee of the Week recognitions. This week the Alpine Resort Management Board has chosen two employees of the mountain to recognise for their valued customer service to visitors and dedication to their employers.

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BUSY TIMES: As visitor numbers to Mt Buller continue to be steady this season mountain cafes such as Cattleman's are also kept busy keeping guests fed and warm. PHOTO: Andrew Railton

Visitor numbers steady

VISITOR numbers to Mt Buller are holding steady according to the latest Victorian Alpine Resorts entry statistics released by the ARCCC. In the weekend ending Sunday, July 28, Mt Buller had 22,280 visitors in the one week - an increase of some eight per cent from the same week last year.

And it appears that many stayed longer than just one day as the figures for vistor days for the week also rose - this time by 12 per cent. However, year to date figures over the whole of the season are down by some five per cent, mainly attributed to poorer snow conditions.

Last year at this time in the season some 125,576 visitors had passed through the gates compared to 111,962 this season. Mt Stirling visitor numbers were down slightly with 544 recorded in the one week and a drop of 25 percent over the whole season compared to last year.

Across all resorts numbers are up by six per cent for the week, but the year to date figures show a decline of some 19 per cent. Overall Mt Buller is still faring the best of all the state’s snow resorts with figures almost doubling those of other resorts such as Mt Hotham and Falls Creek.

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Over the past two weekends Victorian Interschool heats have been held in readiness for the finals to take place over Agust 19 to 25. Melbourne Grammar’s Steve de Campo (front) is all concentration as he negotiates the cross country race course. Hundreds of school students from young primary to senior secondary age students will compete in this, the top student competition of snowsports over several weeks of heats then finals. Schools from across the region and the whole state will vie for top honors with many local skiers among the best to reach the podium finishes. PHOTO: Andrew Railton

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CARMEN Lo is enjoying her second winter on the mountain working at George’s Ski Hire and she has become an important part of the GSH team. She always meets and greets people coming into the shop with great enthusiasm. Carmen came to Mt Buller for the snow - especially the stunning sunset views from the Summit, and its geographic location nearest to Melbourne in comparison to other snow mountains in Australia. She enjoys snowboarding and meeting people, having a few ‘frothies’ in the pub after work and dancing with friends. Carmen’s favorite place on the mountain is her work place where every moment with workmates and customers gives her lots of happy memories, as well as the loved ones she has met on the mountain and will spend her life with. She takes pride in her work and is always presentable when greeting customers with a friendly smile. Carmen won two return bus tickets to Mansfield as her reward donated by MMBL.

MATILDA McConnell’s first season in the snow working at the popular Burger Haus. She was attracted to the mountain because of the friendly and laid back atmosphere of the resort. Matilda enjoys meeting new people every day and says her favorite place on the mountain is also her workplace where she sees new faces everyday. People on the mountain will remember Matilda for her friendly and outgoing attitude. Matilda won a dinner voucher at the Duck Inn for her reward of being a great employee - donated by Duck Inn.

Have your say on new DPI proposals PUBLIC comment is invited on new regulations governing the use of the state’s national parks. Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) executive director, Peter Beaumont, said the National Parks Regulations were primarily a tool for enabling people to access parks in accordance with the National Parks Act. “The current regulations cover appropriate behavior for the protection of flora and fauna, cultural heritage, park facilities, water supply and to ensure the safety and education of park visitors,” he said. These regulations are reviewed at least every decade to ensure they are contemporary and effective. The main changes

proposed include removing unnecessary provisions from the previous regulations, reducing overlap, improving consistency with other regulations and making the regulations easier to interpret. They also allow the declaration of days when wheel chains are not required to be carried in Mt Baw Baw and Mt Buffalo National Parks and incorporate provisions of the current National Parks Regulations 2006 into one set of regulations. Targeted consultation with key stakeholders was conducted earlier this year and a regulatory impact statement has been prepared and is now available for review.


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The battle of Yukigassen

MT BULLER hosted the National Yukigassen Championships last week, with 10 teams competing to be Australia’s best. The mountain’s iconic Bourke Street run was transformed into a battle field for the event and the competition was intense. The winning team was granted an official invitation to the 26th ShowaShinzan International Yukigassen event in Japan next year. A host of celebrities joined forces with locals and other guests to take part in an intense two hours of Yukigassen. However, there can only be one champion and the Black Jacket Ninjas, made up of members of Mt Buller’s Mountain Operations team and 2011 Miss Universe Australia, Scherri-Lee Biggs, were simply unstoppable. The Black Jacket Ninjas used tactical nous and wave after wave of coordinated assaults to destroy the opposition and claim the coveted first place. Mt Buller would like to thank all involved in the event and looks forward to welcoming everyone back in 2014. What is Yukigassen? Yukigassen is Japanese for ‘snow battle’,

pronounced “Yook’-igass-on.’’ Think dodgeball meets capture the flag with teams of seven throwing snowballs for three minutes...the last team standing wins. Celebrities at this year’s event included Lee Chan (Coxy’s Big Break), Jarrod and Madi Coppock (The Block), Nadia Coppolino (model, fashion blogger), Bec and George Douros (The Block), Nic Henderson (Melbourne Rebels), Scherri–Lee Biggs (Miss Universe Australia 2011, Coxy’s Big Break), Nicole Livingstone (Australian Olympic Swimmer), Glen Moriarty (Postcards), and Will and Woody (The Project).

VICTORY NEAR: the Black Jacket Ninjas on the road to victory during the big snow battle. PHOTO: Andrew Railton

GIRL POWER: Bec Douros and Nadia Coppolino fight to the finish in this year’s snow battle - Yukigassen on Mt Buller last week. PHOTO: Chris Morecroft

WINNERS CELEBRATE: Scherri-Lee Biggs (centre) and the Black Jacket Ninjas celebrate their win in the battle to end all snow battles. PHOTO: Andrew Railton

FLAG CLAIM: Nadia Coppolino claimed the victory flag in her team’s heat of the Yukigassen - snow battle on Mt Buller last week. PHOTO: Andrew Railton

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THE National Alpine Musuem on Mt Buller last week received an added bonus to its collection. As a follow on from the 100 year celebrations for VicRoads (and the Country Roads Board CRB) a large framed photograph of road works from Mt Buller was presented to museum curator Michelle Stevenson on Friday. The photograph depicts the works being undertaken in the snow. Newly appointed North East regional director for VicRoads Bryan Sherritt presented the photo - believed to be of a buslines employee - to Michelle and museum board member Ed Adamson at the Mansfield Historical Society rooms at The Station. The Historical Society also received a further three images for its display. “Since the original Country Roads Board was estab-

NEW ADDITION: A gift from VicRoads to the Naltional Alpine Museum of Australia Mt Buller of a large framed historic photo was welcomed last week with (from left) VicRoads North East regional director Bryan Sherritt, NAMA representatives Ed Adamson and Michelle Stevenson, and Mansfield Historical Society president Marg Attley in attendance for the handover. PHOTO: Pam Zierk-Mahoney

lished in 1913, we’ve been connecting Victorians in regional Victoria by building and maintaining roads, by providing motor registration and by ensuring people are licensed to commute and roam,” Mr Sherritt said. “This year we are celebrating that legacy with the communities we operate in and therefore it is

with great pleasure I can pass on these beautiful images to such an important community group in Mansfield and Mt Buller.” Mr Sheritt said it was great to be able to donate the images to a worthy home where they would be viewed by the public on a regular basis.

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In brief Get around live music THE Urban Playboys will perform at a fundraising night for the Mt Buller volunteer ski patrol and SCV skier development foundation fund on August 17. The evening kicks off at 8pm and will go ‘til late’ at The Whitt - Ski Club Victoria. Included in the entrance fee of $25 members and $35 non-members are a welcome drink and free finger food all evening. There will also be fabulous and funky giveaways - including skis, clothing, apparel and more.

Stay safe on the roads POLICE are urging motorists to stay safe on the roads. As snow continues to fall around the mountains, police are warning motorists to use chains and turn on their headlights. Highway patrol vehicles will also be cracking down on speeding.

Cattleman’s serves up High Country favorites By LIZ WEBB LONG before Snowsports, the High Country was famous for Mountain Cattlemen and the prime beef they produced in this magnificent environment. James Kingsbury, new manager at Mt Buller Cattleman’s Restaurant is inspired by the unique high country culture and the tasty, superior quality local produce that is available. James, who admits his favorite food has always been a good steak, has teamed his entrepreneurial talent as a restaurateur with the culinary talents of head chef Andy Cosden to create a top quality Steak House that’s becoming the talk of Mt Buller. Steak lovers can enjoy the finest quality Black Angus steaks plain, or with a variety of rich tasty sauces – red wine jus, creamed green peppercorns or robust mustard to name a few. Personally, Andy’s favorite is

the medium marble score, aged Scotch fillet. If you prefer to try other locally produced hearty fare, there is succulent braised Corowa pork belly or the grand lamb shank as well as calamari and Caesar Salad. Cattleman’s introduced a Tuesday staff ‘Seafood special’ this year; it’s proving to be so popular that mountain guests have discovered it, so bookings are necessary. Wednesday is mixed grill night and Thursday the special deal is a sizzling steak selection platter for two which includes two complimentary glasses of wine. A new, carefully chosen wine list includes some big bodied reds to match the steaks and to cater for all tastes, boutique beers such as White Rabbit and James Squires are also featured. For a real taste of the High Country, a night out at Cattleman’s will appeal to all.

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TEAMING UP: Mt Buller Cattleman’s head chef Andy Cosden (left) along with restaurant manager James Kingsbury invite you to try their new menu and specials nights. PHOTO: Andrew Railton


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Australia’s first Winter Olympian showcased at Alpine Museum By MICHELLE STEVENSON Curator, National Alpine Museum of Australia WHO will be representing Australia at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi? So many young hopefuls are training hard and hoping fervently that out of many they will be the lucky few. In 1935, not many Australians even knew that the Winter Olympics existed. However, ‘Ken’ George Kennedy, a dedicated young Sydney resident realised his dream of ice skating for Australia as our first ever ‘Winter Olympian’. Kennedy was the son of a bootmaker who also made and sold ice skates from his small shop in Sydney. Ken started skating early and while a teenager represented New South Wales as both an ice hockey player and a speed skater. In the early 30s he won several speed skating championships and moved to England in 1934 for further training. In November 1935 the Australian Olympic Federation stated ‘for the first time in Olympic history Australia will be represented at the Winter section of the Olympic Games. The Executive Committee has carefully considered and endorsed the entry of Kenneth G Kennedy to represent in the Ice Speed Skating events’. Ken was entered into the 500, 1500, 5000 and 10,000 metres speed skating events. He placed 29th of 36 in the 500m and 33rd of 37 in the 1500m and 5000m not competing in the 10,000m. At the 1936 Olympics speed skating was contested outdoors on natural

ice and competitors raced against the clock rather than against each other. Kennedy was used to skating on smaller indoor rinks against other competitors in Britain and Australia. The techniques required for the two disciplines were quite different and for Ken, it took a lot of skill to acquire these techniques. The closing ceremony of the games concluded with president of the organising committee, Dr Ritter von Halt, and the secretary, Baron le Fort, attaching a memory ribbon of the 1936 Winter Olympics to each country’s flag. The memory ribbon presented to Australia was kept by Kennedy and passed down through his family who have kindly leant the NAMA Mt Buller some of this collection for display leading into the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Significance of the Ken Kennedy Collection: The memory ribbon pinned to the Australian flag at the closing ceremony of the 1936 Winter Olympics at GarmischPartenkirchen and kept by Kennedy is one of the few pieces of material culture which directly relates to Australia’s entry into the Winter Olympics. It also represents Australia’s long involvement with ice sports at an international level and demonstrates the popularity of these sports in Australia at the time in which Ken was competing. The photographs which accompany the ribbon further illustrate these themes. They also demonstrate the long history of Australian Winter Olympic athletes preparing overseas for their events because of the lack of training facilities and competition in Australia. The 1936 Winter Olympics were held during the

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rise of the Nazi Government in Germany and the swastika and eagle on the memory ribbon are a stark reminder of the period. There were attempts to boycott the games, however, the Nazi Government managed to use them as a successful exercise in public relations and Ken’s comments about how magnificent they were highlight the overwhelming positive public perception of the games. These games also marked the start of an ongoing debate over where the line should be drawn between amateurs and professionals. A while ago the NAMA (Mt Buller) was offered some material relating to Ken Kennedy by his family. The museum has on loan for 18 months the memory ribbon pinned to the Australian flag during the closing ceremony at the games. This is a huge coup for NAMA as it is an extremely significant object. The material has a very strong provenance - it has been passed from Ken to his son who is still alive today.

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Police cracking down on highway speeding

MEMBERS of the MansďŹ eld Highway Patrol Group are ensuring the safety of local drivers by continuing speed detection around local roads and highways. And it is this enforcement that has seen the number of collisions down so far this year. OfďŹ cer in charge, Sergeant Marty McLachlan, said over a one week period seven motorists had been picked up driving at excessive speeds ranging from 125km/h to 162km/h. And in another week a driver was caught speeding at 140km/h. “We are out there to catch these speeding motorists, to keep the local drivers safe on our roads as much as keeping everyone else safe. “The reason we are out there is because locals share the roads with other motorists and we want to enforce safety,â€? Sgt

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McLachlan said. “Because we are out there every day the number of collisions are down - and our enforcement is the reason they are down. “We know that locals get annoyed being pulled over for PBTs but we have to check everybody - we are there to keep everyone safe.� Sgt McLachlan said over a one week period recently 1638 PBTs were carried out and he was happy to report that zero

offences were detected. “Not one drink driver was picked up, this is a very good result as far as we’re concerned,â€? he said. Sgt McLachlan said at least one morning each week ofďŹ cers start very early in the day and it is usually the motorists heading for the mountain that are picked up doing excessive speeds. “We will keep on doing the early patrols to keep our roads safe,â€? he said.

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Loving life living closer to mountain By Liz Webb EVER SKIED OVERSEAS: France, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Japan, New Zealand and Dubai WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT MT BULLER: I love the variety of terrain. When the snow is good, Buller is the best in Victoria. WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO FOR SEASON 2013: More snow and SCV racing.

HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN SKIING AT MT BULLER: 32 years

WHEN NOT OUT ON THE SLOPES YOU ARE DOING: Bike riding, running and gardening – just generally keeping fit.

FAVE RUNS/AREAS: South Side and SCV Hut Run (nice little bowl tucked away behind Summit Slide)

THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE SKIING AT MT BULLER: Friendship, variety and the scenery.

What tourists do with their trash RESEARCH to determine what attitudes tourists have towards littering and recycling when they are away from home has just been completed. Run by the North East Victorian Regional Management Waste Group (NevRwaste) in partnership with recycling consultants Mike Ritchie and Associates (MRA), face to face interviews were held from July 15 to July 26 in various North East locations including Mt Buller.

Information from the surveys will now be used to create a long term behavior change campaign to preserve resources and keep the scenic and important North East tourist destinations litter free. The focus is to look at behavior change and identify any barriers that prevent visitors from doing the right thing as far as litter and recycling is concerned, and how to overcome those barriers.


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Tourism strategy launched MINISTER for Tourism, Louise Asher, recently launched Victoria’s 2020 Tourism Strategy at the 2013 National Tourism and Events Excellence Conference in Melbourne. Ms Asher said the strategy outlined the government’s plan to grow the state’s overnight tourism expenditure to $24.7 billion by 2020, a growth rate of 6.6 per cent annually. The strategy was developed in consultation with industry and other stakeholders. It identifies the following priority areas – digital excellence, international and domestic marketing, major and business events, attracting air services, attracting investment and infrastructure support and skills and workforce development. For further information go to www.tourism.vic.gov. au/about/strategiesand-publications.html.

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Encouraging internationals help Mount Buller racers By LIZ WEBB SKI racing is a ďŹ ckle sport; no two days are the same. Snow conditions vary from run to run and a racer’s mindset is usually what produces the winning margin. Persistent, unrelenting training is the key to success and the world’s best coaches are always devising different ways to inspire their racers. Mt Buller Race Club program director “Stofâ€? (as he’s known to everyone) has been introducing a new element to training at Mt Buller – international racers. With the 2014 Winter Olympics taking place next February, serious year round training is on the agenda for many racers. This year, Mt Buller Race Club is hosting Austrians, an American and a French Timorese racer. Stof loves having international racers at Mt Buller; he believes that their attitude to training encourages our Aussies to really examine their racing aims and goals. “I ďŹ nd that international kids who have grown up where skiing and snowsports are part of everyday life treat racing differently,â€? he said. “When they commit to racing as

OLYMPIC HOPEFULS: The international athletes currently training with Mt Buller Race Club and some of the Australian MBRC kids includes Clemens Preymann (second one from the left kneeling) from Austria and Johan Goutt (fourth one from the left kneeling) from East Timor.

a career, they are totally focused on their goals and their work ethic is inspiring. “It doesn’t matter what the snow conditions or weather are like, they’re out there training.â€? Stof and Mt Buller Race Club realised that a number of international racers were keen to continue ‘on snow’ training during the northern summer, so they set up a program to support young racers to train in Australian conditions and live with Aussie families. Stof added that for overseas racers,

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Australian Alpine Children’s Champion, loves the beneďŹ ts of living in a mini united nations this season. “It’s great having other racers around to talk to about the day’s training and in the mornings, when the weather is sometimes awful it really helps that we all just have to get up and go out,â€? Katie said. “Also I really like how competitive we all are, we’re constantly trying to beat each other, but we’re also really working together to help Johan achieve his goal of racing for East Timor at Sochi in 2014.â€? It seems like Stof and Mt Buller Race Club have worked out an inspirational system.

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A cracking celebration MT BULLER’S Nutcracker Ski Club has already started celebrations for its 50 years status and in 2014 and 2015 will celebrate being on the mountain for its half century. Formed in 1963 Nutcracker Ski Club commenced building at Mt Buller in the summer of 1964 and by the winter had the frame erected. Work recommenced later that year enabling occupation for the 1965 season during which a very successful opening party was held resulting in the tows being opened somewhat late on the Sunday morning as the operators struggled with their hangovers. Over the club’s 50 years on Mt Buller club members have seen a lot of changes on the mountain and the existing lodge has been upgraded substantially primarily through member working party weekends. A building surveyor’s report obtained for the club’s current lease renewal application stated that the building was good for another 40 years if properly maintained; not bad for a group of amateurs. Nutcracker Ski Club members have significantly contributed to Mt Buller and the sport of skiing over the years through: z involvement as office bearers

in the Victorian Ski Association, as treasurer (now the Victorian Snow Sports Association); z the Mt Buller Ratepayers’ Association, as inaugural secretary and a current committee member; z participation in the planning process for Mt Buller; z as members of the ski patrol, a ski instructor; z as secretary of the Ski Club of Victoria (SCV); z through involvement with the Mt Buller Race Club (SRC); and z involvement with the Mt Buller branch of the Country Fire Authority. Non-members are always welcomed at Nutcracker and one of the hallmarks of its success is that these visitors feel part of the club. The club is looking to extend and add more beds. Currently memberships are available for people who are prepared to contribute to its ongoing success and to see it continue as a great place to relax, socialise and enjoy while bonding with the other members. Membership enquiries can be directed to the secretary: Lee Chapman by email at leechap9@tpg. com.au.

LOOKING GOOD: The view from the Blue Bullet chairlift was magnificent last weekend with fresh snow covering the whole of the resort and skiers out for a great time including students competing in the preliminary heats for the Interschools to be held between August 19 and 25. PHOTO: Andrew Railton.

Fresh snow fall a winner for event MT BULLER welcomed more than 35cms of fresh snow over the weekend boosting the average natural snow depth to 40cms. Temperatures dropped to -2.4 degrees overnight on Saturday and the mountain expected a chilly top of -1 degrees on Sunday. Snow continued to fall on Sunday and Monday and was expected

to fall through the week. Cooler temperatures also allowed snowguns to fire up helping build machine made snow depth to more than 50cms. On Sunday Mt Buller also played host to the 2013 Subaru Victorian Interschools Cross Country Championships with 775 of Victoria’s best Cross Country Skiers tackling

the Bourke Street course. This event will be followed by the 2013 Subaru Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships running from August 19-25 at Mt Buller. First staged at Mt Buller in 1958, the 2013 event marks the 56th time the championships have been staged at Australia’s premier alpine resort.

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People’s Choice Award is also announced based on public votes. State Trustees managing director Tony Fitzgerald says the CONNECTED exhibition provides a platform to empower artists and promote their work to a wide audience. “In the past, featured artists have commented on how proud they are to be involved with the

exhibition and how excited they are to sell their work and see it displayed in a city gallery,” Mr Fitzgerald said. Entries close 5pm Friday, August 23, 2013. Finalists will be selected on Friday, September, 6 2013. Entry forms are available at www.statetrustees.com.au/ connected.

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Local artists of any medium are encouraged to enter including work produced through art groups. From October 29, Melbourne’s Federation Square will showcase the best shortlisted artworks for the 11th annual exhibition. Prizes are awarded to artists for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to the value of $750, $500 and $250. The $500 Allan Merigan

WHEN the kids have had enough of skiing or toboganning then try something different - go searching for gnomes. Gnomes are the little folk that live around the mountain and love to play hide and seek with the children. The Mt Buller Gnome Roam takes visitors (kids and adults alike) on a self-guided tour of the mystical gnome world of the mountain village where they will catch a glimpse of resident Mt Buller gnomes, learn about their favorite places to play as well as some interesting facts about the gnome way of life. Collect a Mt Buller Gnome Roam booklet from the Mt Buller Post Office or Clock Tower and roam the village. The booklet, which makes a perfect keepsake, contains an intricately designed map and beautiful photos of Mt Buller Gnome folk. A further bonus is the gnome stickers available at the Post Office as a reward for completing the roam. On your way up the mountain, you can also stop in at the Gnome Home for a visit. Located about 3km up the Mt Buller Tourist Road, keep an eye out for the Gnome Crossing sign and just past that you will find the Gnome Home, in a majestic Mountain Ash tree.

WELCOME GNOME: The Gnome Home, just 3km from the Mt Buller gates, is a welcome stop for families who are greeted by Mr Gnome who sometimes has friends with him but more often than not the friends are hiding in the snow at the Village just waiting to be found.

Often Mr Gnome, and sometimes friends, are standing outside waiting to greet you. And once in the village come and check out our Gnome-Friendly Venues. The Mt Buller Gnomes have long resided outdoors in the Mt Buller Village, and recently we’ve found new clans that have moved indoors. Some very special people have welcomed gnomes into their venues, so now your little folk can

come indoors and catch up with our little folk. Enzian Hotel on Chamois Stirling Road (Bus Stop 3) offers a reward for the kids with a special gnome hot chocolate and biscuit daily, 4pm - 7pm. The newly re-built Duck Inn Restaurant on Goal Post Road (Bus Stop 6) caters specially for the little folk with the Duck Inn’s Gnometti Bolognese - nightly, 5pm - 7pm. Skates Bistro in the ABOM on New Summit Road,(Bus Stop 13) offers the fun loving ABOM gnomes and friends a treat - the gnome-alicious cookies and gnome nuggets - daily, 8am - late. And at The Whitt - Ski Club of Victoria New Summit Road (Bus Stop 13) they have treats for the kids with gnome hot chocolates and specially created gnome meals in their kid friendly venue. This is offered on weekends and school holidays, 12 noon - 7pm. On top of the New Summit Road at The Arlberg (Bus Stop 15) there’s no place like it for gnome (and kid) friendly offers - just ask for Gnome specials - daily, 4pm - 10pm. Take a little piece of gnome home with you; when you purchase a Gnome Hot Chocolate from our Gnome Friendly venues a gorgeous mug is yours to keep.


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Skiing a time honored family tradition

SKIING FAMILY: Alistair Guss passed on his love for the snow and talent on the slopes to his children Ysabel and Angus

genetic motivation to succeed after some more race and training seasons in their MBRC and TBR programs, plus internationally in Europe and America. “We at MBRC are structuring the next wave of athletes to follow and Ysabel sits in the Skier Cross development team; Angus is working through his journey out of children’s level competitions onto the international big league events. “Watch this space in two to three years.” He said while he encourages his children to achieve their passion comes from within.

“I strongly believe the athlete must internally self-motivate, yes my passion has infused Ysabel and Angus, and their self-start desire is created within their own goals. “They have motivation to do better than I ever did.” Although Alistair has no formal coaching qualifications, he does have an eye that occasionally suggests to an athlete an aspect to consider, but strongly believes you must put trust in the inherent coaching staff within a program. “My family has skiing in their DNA, they ‘get-it’ what alpine environment is all about,

from putting in on the slopes for their athletic outcomes, to the fun social life-long experiences,” he said. “Ysabel and Angus learnt their craft in life with Jules and I, but will take from such and enhance to a single-minded result they choose.” At present Mum, Jules, lives at Mt Buller winter-long, with Ysabel and Angus, so they can gain their valuable on-snow training daily, plus combine schooling in the afternoons. Alistair commutes between Mt Buller and Melbourne twice a week. Angus is a mogul skier and

WE ARE FAMILY: Ysabel and Angus Cronin-Guss ski the slopes together - even when travelling the world.

has been since the age of 9. He recently turned 15 and is currently at Scotch College. “I compete in the Interschools every year for my school and I’ve won division 3 national moguls and division 4-5 as well,” he said. “I train in TBR with Hamish Cox as my coach and he travels with us to such places as Steamboat Colorado where I competed at Christmas time. “Steamboat would have to be my favorite overseas mountain after that camp. “When I was there I got invited to an elite camp during May for three weeks to train

along side Matt Graham and Brodie Summers doing what I do best, mogul skiing. “I won the junior nationals (Jnats) under 18 event last year at Mount Buller and also won the Abom mogul challenge junior event last year. “My next goal is to make New South Wales Winter Institute of Sport and my big dream is to make Olympics and compete with the best as my dad did,” Alistair said. “My sister and I always give each other advice and I hope we both go to the Olympics together and watch each other do what we do best on the slopes.”

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IT can be said that a family that play together stay together. Well the same could be said for a skiing family that is well known and entrenched on Mt Buller for skiing, competing and promoting snowsports. The Guss family have long connections with the mountain and Alistair (dad) is currently president of the Mt Buller Race Club (MBRC). A former Winter Olympic competitor, Alistair modestly said he gained no victory at 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, Yugoslavia. “However, during my second World Cup season on the downhill circuit and only as an 18 year old, I had two top 30 World Cup results the two weeks leading into the Olympics which performances qualified me late,” he said. “I finished 31st in the downhill, behind gold medallist, American Billy Johnston.” Alistair said Mt Buller Race Club is looking to boast seven to eight athletes at Sochi 2014 Olympics. “No other race club worldwide will boast the same achievement,” he said. “My own children, Angus and Ysabel, will gain their own self-driven


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PARTYING ON: Getting into the party mode at The Whitt were (from left) Katie King, Sian Jensen, Tobias Egger and Treves Ninon.

GORGEOUS GIRLS: Looking very glamorous for The Whitt were (from left) Maddy Pogue, Kayla Trenfield, Katelyn McQuiggan and Caitlyn Weidennofer - all four girls are lifties.

A great night out to celebrate staff THE Whitt threw its annual ‘staff party’ or more commonly called ‘Paddy’s Night’ recently with around 100 mountain staff and 77 guests to the mountain attending.

SILLY MODE: As the night wore on at The Whitt the silly antics started for the camera including (left) Olly Coppo and Prue Hood.

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JUST MATES: Catching up at The Whitt staff party were Jack Tollkuhn and Tori Hughes.

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Teens snare Greber victory TAYLA Hughes and Daniel Abbott’s names will be engraved on the Bernd Greber Perpetual Trophy after they recorded fastest times on July 27. The trophy is awarded each year in memory of a much loved Mt Buller Ski School director Bernd Greber who was tragically killed in an avalanche in his native Austria. Many at Mt Buller still remember Bernd Greber. Millicent Brearley, who also raced on July 27, was the first recipient of the Bernd Greber cup about 10 years ago.

Security guards comment that Paddy’s Night crowd is always really well behaved.

WELL DONE: Ross Taylor, Mt Buller Ski School director presented the Bernd Greber Cup to the two fastest 17 and Under, off scratch, SCV racers on July 27. Tayla Hughes and Daniel Abbott also received a one hour private lesson courtesy of Mt Buller Ski School. REFLECTIONS: Former Bernd Greber cup winner Millicent Brearley and Bernd Greber are pictured here outside Mt Buller Ski School about to go off for a private lesson in August 2001. Four months later, in December 2001, Bernd was killed in an Avalanche in Austria. PHOTO: Courtesy of Richard Brearly

MELBOURNE socialite Brynne Edelston took her visiting American family to Mt Buller on July 24 - albeit with a film crew in tow. Brynne is currently filming the next series of “My Bedazzled Life” which is reported to be scheduled to go to air later this year. On her first trip to Mt Buller she took along her mother Mariel and her sisters Aislyn and Kelsey. Brynne’s first skiing lesson in a long time was conducted by well known mountain instructor Francesco Eri. She is reported to have enjoyed her trip very much and is quoted as saying “I have had a great time at Mt Buller. “I had never been before and I cannot wait to come back. “It is so beautiful. “I also had my first ski lesson in a long time and I am still in one piece.”

FRANCESCO’S CELEBRITY STINT: Mt Buller’s well known ski instructor Francesco Eri recently had a special celebrity to take skiing - socialite Brynne Edleston - who was visiting for the first time with her mother and two sisters.

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CELEBRATING: Having a drink or two to celebrate the completion of the Inter University Dragon Slayer competitions were (from left) Harrison Lee, Annabelle Hickey and Sophie Edwards.

THIS IS US: clowning around at the end of some tough competition were (from back, left) Phillip Cameron and Michael Kenny; (front) Freddie Austin and Grace Marconi.

OLD Mout Cider presents the Victorian University Ski & Snowboard Championships. It sounds like something out of Harry Potter as university student teams from across the Garden State do battle to take home the Dragon Slayer Cup. And the overall winners this year were Melbourne University with a total score of 1510 points. They were well ahead of MUSC on 1330 and LUST on 1190. The popular events such as male snowboarding was taken out by brothers Sean and Campbell Finney for LUST while the female snowboarding was won by Chrissy Richardson and Emily Bourke both of Melbourne University. In the Alpine events Alex Gelber and Paul Rogers both of Melbourne Uni took out the men’s events while Henrietta Anton and Nicola Fleming drew on 390 points coming equal first, also for Melbourne Uni. For full results on all events go to www. mtbuller.com.au events & activities / race results.

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Getting ready for Sochi TO mark the countdown to Sochi 2014, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) recently launched the official Sochi 2014 Team website, and with it, named the 120 Australian athletes in contention to compete at the next Olympic Winter Games in Russia. On that list are Mt Buller hopefuls Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and Anton Grimus. Approximately 50 athletes will get to Sochi, meaning the coundown represents a crucial dash for Olympic qualification and training - all of which will be covered on the new Sochi 2014 Australian Olympic Team website. Australia’s Winter Olympic medal-winning streak dates back to Lillehammer in 1994. With Sochi in sight, the AOC is determined to give what is set to be the biggest and most competitive Australian Olympic Winter Team the exposure it deserves. “There is no doubt that this is the best qualified group of athletes ever vying for selection in an Australian Olympic Winter Team,” said Chef de Mission Ian Chesterman, who will lead his fifth team in Sochi. “It represents an exciting mix of really experienced athletes from some of our traditional sports, some elite athletes in the new sports being added to the Olympic program for the first

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HOPEFULS GATHER: Enjoying the opening weekend of the Mt Buller season were Victorian Olympic hopefuls Cam Bolton (snowboard), Mike Rishworth (alpine skiing), Anton Grimus (freestyle skiing), Belle Brockoff (snowboard), Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin (snowboard), Katya Crema (freestyle skiing) and Brody Summers (freestyle skiing). PHOTO: Andrew Railton - Mt Buller

time in Sochi, and some strong emerging talent.” Currently there are 120 athletes across 11 disciplines who have been nominated by their respective national federations as being ‘Sochi hopefuls’. They include all the medallists from Vancouver 2010, multiple World Champions, World Cup and World Championship medallists, Olympians on the comeback, a summer Olympian chasing a new winter challenge, Winter Youth Olympic representatives and siblings all doing everything possible to earn selection. With the domestic season set to begin, the AOC has launched this innovative responsive design

website earlier than usual to promote these fantastic young Australians and to showcase Australia’s rich Olympic history. There is a dedicated page for every athlete and detailed guides to every Winter Olympic sport and venue. In addition to news, videos and galleries, there are more than 40 blog entries from Australia’s Olympic hopefuls - getting to know an Australian Olympic team has never been easier. There are new exciting events for Sochi and the sports pages are the place to learn about these and the format of each event. The selection process is explained and a list of some of the key events where athletes

will fight for qualifying performances. The social media hub will continue to grow, as the games get closer so the Australian public can support and connect with the team. Detailed schedules will evolve as athletes are selected, and during the Games there will be results and medal tallies direct from the Russian organisers. Comprehensive multimedia and social media coverage from AOC media staff in the snow and behind the scenes in Sochi will continue over the next 200 days before peaking for the 16 days of competition. To keep up to date visit http:// sochi2014.olympics.com.au/.

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AUSTRALIANS love to compete. We love to turn anything into a competition, and from an early age we are involved in many types of sporting events. Mt Buller is host to a lot of races each season. We are also home to the massive Victorian and Australian Interschools championships that attract thousands of racers. Taking part in racing and competition is awesome for all ages. It helps push your comfort level on a board and is fun to do. Taking part in training, or getting lessons, is a great idea; it will help develop valuable snowboarding skills and an understanding of racing. A tiny soft jibber board is not ideal for racing, a stiffer longer board will hold a better edge and be more stable at higher speeds. Race boards are aggressive and really fast for those serious competitors. Many Mt Buller racers have gone on to successfully compete and build careers overseas. Boardercross, Banked Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super Giant Slalom are all types of racing that we take part in here in Australia. In 1982 the first National Snowboard race was held in Suicide Six, outside Woodstock, Vermont. The goal of the race appeared mostly to be “survival”, because the race consists of a steep

icy kamikaze downhill run, called ‘The Face’. Luckily racing isn’t quite so extreme now. In 1985 snowboarding became recognised as an official sport with the first World Cup being held in Zürs, Austria. The International Snowboard Federation (ISF) was founded in 1990 to provide universal contest regulations. The first ever Boardercross event was held in the spring of 1991 at Blackcomb Mount in the Whistler - Blackcomb resort of British Columbia. One of the more unique and legendary contests is the Mt Baker Legendary Banked Slalom. Since 1985, it has been won by some of the biggest names in the history of the sport. Every year there is an open lottery to hopefully win a spot to enter the race. I was lucky enough to race there a few years ago, and it was an experience I will never forget. I got to race against some of my idols, and watch the legends of the sport show me how it’s done. Competition and racing is a great thing to be involved in at any age. I think it’s great to do your best and give it your all. Always be a good sport, it’s supposed to be fun.

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that are locked. Designed by Emergency ID director Nicole Graham, the idea came from her experience as a police officer. “When I was working in the emergency services, we looked at people’s phones to try to find their details but they were often locked or password protected so any potentially useful information was inaccessible,” said Ms Graham. The App is ideally suited to those with severe allergies, existing medical conditions such as epilepsy or heart disease, and for those with dementia. Users can input various information on medical conditions, procedures, and basic details such as contact numbers and their doctor’s details.


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Scouts IGLUTE on Mt Sitrling MT STIRLING will play host to a group of Victorian Scouts who annually take part in the IGLUTE weekend. The two day camp out gives Scouts the new experience of camping in the snow, cross country skiing and even building their own igloo and snow caves. The renowned IGLUTE snow-camping enables Venturers and Scouts to learn snowcraft skills and to try out the Mt Stirling trails. More experienced skiers can ski to the summit and take in its glorious views, while beginning crosscountry skiers can develop their skills on the gentler practice slopes and skiing out to the Cattlemen huts. Scouts will meet in Mansfield on Friday (August 9) and then travel to Mt Stirling on the Saturday returning home on Sunday afternoon.

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Buller’s muddy waters are okay By PAM ZIERK-MAHONEY BELOW average rainfall and extensive snow making on Mt Buller has depleted water supplies in the mountain’s reservoir - Sun Valley dam. Many skiers and mountain workers recently were alarmed at the level of the dam which appeared to be ‘muddy waters’. However, Resort Management Board (RMB) has defended this state and explained the reasons why the low water appearance. “Despite below average natural snow falls and an unseasonal start

to winter, Mt Buller has been open for more than 45 days and has offered skiers and snowboarders more than 30 days top to bottom on Little Buller Spur,” an RMB spokesperson said. “This has only been possible due to the extensive and stateof-the-art Mt Buller snowmaking system. “The development of the Mt Buller snowmaking system is the product of a highly successful partnership between Buller Ski Lifts (BSL) and the RMB that has delivered great outcomes for skiers, snowboarders and

all Mt Buller stakeholders,” the spokesperson said. Snowmaking production this season has been similar to last year and as always there is a noticeable reduction in the water level in the Sun Valley dam, however, snowmaking production is ongoing. “The dam is constantly being recharged with a combination of water from the Boggy Creek catchment and our world class recycled water treatment plant,” the spokesperson said. “RMB and BSL both recognise that snowmaking is vital to the

continued prosperity of the resort and the RMB is committed to continuing to maximise the daily inflows into the Sun Valley dam at all times and to increasing storage capacity.” The spokseperson denied there were problems with the dam’s pumping system saying that all was in good working order. “The recent cold outbreak that brought 40cm of snow to the resort in 72 hours and the encouraging forecasts for more heavy snowfalls will hopefully make 2013 a late, but very good snow season,” the spokesperson said.

GUNNING FOR SNOW: Extensive snow making on Mt Buller has lowered the level of the mountain’s supply dam, however resort management says there is nothing to worry about. PHOTO: Andrew Railton - Mt Buller

Cancelled event, but weekend full of fun THE mid July Perisher Slopestyle competition was cancelled but Team Buller Riders (TBR) still had an amazing experience. The TBR team comprising 10 kids and two coaches joined up with 20 kids and three coaches from NSW. They all managed to take part in a Futures Clinic run by Ski and Snowboard Australia (SSA) coach Ramon Cooper and this was a bonus for the NSW coaches Jordan Houghton, Boen Ferguson and Charlie Timmins who are also in training for the 2014 Olympics. Due to the bad weather, TBR coach Watkin McLennan said the team was able to make use of the Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre (the National Mogul Team train there), Australia’s only world class trampoline centre. Saturday and Sunday provided kinder weather, so the team discovered a hidden patch of snow to practise on with some spectacular jumps off cliffs into half a metre of powder. TBR sponsor Simon Blundel, owner of Le Bent socks, skied with the team and mini competitions were held, with prizes of K2 and Line Skis, clothing,

THAT SINKING FEELING: Charlie Comben getting waist deep. TEAM EFFORT: The whole TBR team waiting for the lifts to open on a half metre powder day (from left) Mitch Reeves, Charlie Comben, Harry Kain, Doug Crawford, Bailey Johnson, Jarod Roden, Tom Eisner, Gilbert Hulme, Mani Swift, Talae Roden and Johnny Lipzker.

TAKE OFF: Talae Roden launching into the powder - he was careful not to land on any rocks only just under the surface.

goggles and other cool gear. The weekend may not have been quite what they were expecting, but there were definitely no complaints from TBR. One young participant, Mani Swift, said “it was so much fun and skiing on another mountain other than Buller was a great experience”.

Yoga growing beyond all expectations By LIZ WEBB MENTION yoga and generally it conjures up images of Indian yogi’s sitting cross legged in caves or more recently, trendy young females on beaches. Yoga at Mt Buller? The size of the Yoga and Pilates classes at Mt Buller has exploded. Quite a dedicated little community has developed as the classes offer great camaraderie, yet a very personal workout. Skiers and snowboarders, males and females, are discovering the amazing benefits of Yoga and Pilates – stronger core muscles, gentle stretching and the ability to focus completely on

their body in the present moment. So many now turn up that due to space restrictions, class numbers have been limited to a maximum of 16 with many more being turned away. Gym manager Anthony Comben (Combo) commented that he is delighted. “When we started offering yoga around six years ago, only women turned up, and some nights we had no one,” Combo said. “Now a real sense of community has developed, with yoga, and more recently Pilates bringing together all ages and gender, mountain staff and guests, and young and old. “Many participants comment that it’s so good to have something

else to do that doesn’t involve just drinking, after skiing or boarding.” Combo added that the Mt Buller resort management (RMB) has been very helpful in finding extra spaces for these larger classes and other community group activities that are increasing at Mt Buller. “We are all looking at what further options we have for a ‘designate’ Community Room,” said Combo. Anyone interested in participating in Yoga or Pilates can visit the Mt Buller Gym on Level 1 and sign up for an intense, yet calming session in a wonderful community atmosphere.

STRETCH AND RELAX: Participants in the weekly yoga classes at Mt Buller go through their yoga exercises in stretching and relaxing.


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9 Aug - 11 Aug King of the Mountain - Ready for the title of King Of The Mountain 2013? Skiers and Snowboarders can compete in a single, double or in all 3 events, to be awarded with the crown. Compete in all 3 to maximise your chance to win. Categories from U10 up to Junior age. Challenge yourself and become King of the Mountain. FRI: Giant Slalom, SAT: Parallel Giant Slalom; SUN: Skicross/Boardercross Aug 9 - 11 Mt Stirling - Victorian Scouts IGLUTE weekend of camping, skiing, boarding and igloo building. 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 Australian Interschools Championships. For updated details and more information on any Mt Buller event, go to www.mtbuller. com.au and click on the events tab.

History of lodge to be told

By LIZ WEBB THE history and interesting stories about AKLA Lodge which was established in 1956 will be told in a fireside session at Ski

Club Victoriaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lounge on Saturday, August 10. This will be the first of SCVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CHAT sessions and will be held between 4pm and 6pm.

SCV is hoping to run a few of these on remaining Saturdays in August. Free nibbles will be served, drinks can be purchased at the bar.

he moment you walk through the doors of the historic Mansfield Regional Produce Store, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve discovered a gem. High, timber-lined ceilings, shelves loaded with local produce, eclectic art for sale, a wine room showcasing the regionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; best â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all that before you even taste the great food. Ask a local and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Produce Storeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 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 fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on, so come and enjoy a warm welcome from your hosts, Dean & Gillian Belle and the team, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be a highlight of your visit to Mansfield.

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S YOUR TASTE?: From pizzas to delightful duck dinners for two - a wide variety of cuisine delights await visitors to Mt Buller during Taste of Buller week.

Get a taste of the mountain MT BULLERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ďŹ nest dining comes to the fore during the celebrations for â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Taste of Bullerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; from August 12 to 18. Visitors can dine their way around Buller for a whole week and enjoy all the delicious experiences Mt Buller has to offer. Throughout the week, indulge in a range of delicious experiences, including bar specials all week at Apres, wine and cheese tasting at Black Cockatoo, winemakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinner at the Whitt, a tasting

feast at Snow Pony, and a Taste of Austria at Kaptanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at Pension Grimus, plus many more special events and deals across the mountain. TAG an Instagram photo of yourself enjoying a Taste of Buller menu offering at any of the participating venues with the hashtag #tasteofbuller and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go in the draw to win a Jeroboam of Moet champagne. Entries open August 12 to 18, prize drawn August 19.

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Interschools coming up soon THE 2013 Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships will be held at Mt Buller from Monday, August 19 to Sunday, August 25. The Cross Country events were held at Mt Buller on Sunday, August 4. The Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championships have been held at Mt Buller since 1958. The event is largely focused on participation and accessibility for all Victorian students. At the end of 2012 Ski and Snowboard Australia licensed the rights to manage and host the event to Buller Ski Lifts until 2017. In addition to this the 2013 Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships will be held at Mt Buller and in 2014 they will move to New South Wales at Perisher.

CHANGES TO THE EVENT IN 2013 INCLUDE: z Event week will run from Monday to Sunday in the second last week of August z Division 5 and 4 to compete from Monday to Wednesday of the event week z Divisions 2 and 3 events starting on Thursday z Division 1 starting on Friday to minimise disruption of educational commitments.

Taking Plans to represent on the Timor-Leste skiing challenge THE worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best freestylers will tackle the bumps in the James Boagâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ABOM Mogul Challenge spectacular event at Mt Buller on August 31. The challenge attracts a world-class ďŹ eld including Winter Olympians and World Cup competitors. The eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history dates back to late 80s and this iconic, colorful mogul competition is now one of the longest running race events in the world attracting the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best skiers from across the globe. For more event information drop by to the ofďŹ cial event website: www.abommogulchallenge.com.

Richard Brearley will be the presenter. A number of lodge managers have expressed interest in this and will have invited their members to attend also.

A 19 year old aims to be the ďŹ rst athlete to represent the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste in any Winter Olympics. French born, Yohan Goutt Goncalvesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Timorese citizenship is through his motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. A frequent visitor to the country, Yohan has the full support of the TimorLeste National Olympic Federation and the TimorLeste Ski Federation. With the support of friends and volunteers, the Association Francaise De Ski Timor-Leste (AFDSTL), and the Australian Timor-Leste Olympic Association were created. Both institutionsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; aims are to support the Timor-

Leste Ski Federation with two projects: Alpine skiing and a beneficial project for the Timorese children. Since the age of eight, when a family friend ďŹ rst suggested the idea to him, Yohan has had competing for Timor-Leste ďŹ rmly in his sights. Yohan has ambitions of showing the rest of the world another side to a country that is constantly aligned with war and poverty. He has competed in various National French ski competitions and won the last competition for the season March 2013, Junior Downhill Champion for Ile de France.

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Yohan is a member of ski team Racing Club France and competes in national competitions. He has also competed in international competitions and has spent the ďŹ rst half of 2013 training in the French Alps. This opportunity will allow Yohan to compete in International Ski Federation races and qualify for Olympic competition. He will compete in the Slalom and Giant Slalom.

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BREATHTAKER currently has some very well priced apartments for anyone looking to get into a lifestyle investment property, with two bedrooms from under $200,000 and three bedrooms from $335,000 and spectacular three bedroom corner suites with car parking from $430,000. Breathtaker All Suite Hotel and Alpine Spa Retreat has had a well-earned reputation as a premier apartment hotel on Mount Buller for families, individuals and couples. It is nestled amid Australia’s greatest skiing terrain and breathtaking alpine scenery. During the ski season, Breathtaker is ideally located in the centre of the skiing action, only 100 metres from the Ski School and Mt Buller’s famous Bourke Street. At Breathtaker you will enjoy ski-in and ski-out access from the hotel. The complex comprises 33 Studio, one, two and three bedroom apartment style suites, which allows self-contained privacy for

owners and guests. It also offers the opportunity to utilise the array of first class hotel amenities and facilities like the mountain famous Signature Restaurant, BT Gourmet Pizzeria, the all new Loft Lounge and Mt Buller’s only Day Spa with 20 metre lap pool. Lifestyle - Investment is the best way to describe purchasing a permanent aquisition of an apartment at Breathtaker All Suite Hotel. The apartments are fully self contained featuring, gas/electric fireplaces, kitchenettes, lounge and dining areas, modern light bathrooms with stone finishes, drying cupboards and ski lockers. Also there is access to kids play room, movie and playstation zone, family spa and steam room (on 4th level), guest laundry, change rooms and valet parking with transfers. Contact agents RT Edgar Alpine on 0422 773 895 to arrange an inspection or obtain further information on these ownership opportunities.

1) LOOKING DOWN: This apartment at Breathtaker has a wonderful sunny outlook and with big windows gives those who are warm and snug inside fantastic views to enjoy. 2) CLEAN LINES: The living space in Breathtaker apartments have clean lines with views out over the mountains beyond. 3) COMFORT: The bedrooms - even in the studio appartments - are big and luxurious with room to move yet with privacy. 4) TUCKED AWAY: The kitchenettes in the Breathtaker apartments are compact yet versatile with everything you need to whip up that tasty snack or full meal. 5) COSY: An aire of spaciousness gives the Breathtaker studio aparmtents that feel of openness with balconies to enjoy that mid-morning coffee break from.


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

0422 773 895 VALLEY VIEW APT 301  POA

BLUFF VIEW APT 7  $1.1MIL

WHISTLER 8 “GLACIER”  $239,000

3 bed, 2 bath, 1 car

4 Bed, 3 Bath, 1 Car

Studio

- 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

BEEHIVE 6  $360,000 ONO

6 Bed, 3 Bath, 2 Car

1.5 Bed, 1 Bath

- 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

- Convenient location - Large bedroom - Northerly aspect

CHRISTIANA APT 1  POA

2 Bed, 1 Bath

3 bed, 3 bath, 1 car

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

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GLACIER LODGE  $520,000

BREATHTAKER 309  $430,000

6 bed, 3 bath, 2 car

3 bed, 2 bath

3 Bed, 1 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

- 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

- Spectacular Corner Suite at front of building - Stylishly furnished - Access to all the hotel facilities - Best views from Breathtaker complex

MOOSE APT 8  $570,000 3 bed, 2 bath - 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

BREATHTAKER 301  $340,000

BREATHTAKER APT 508  $430,000

3 bed, 1 bath

3 bed,2 bath 1 car

- Mortgagee in possession says sell - Bright, light, 2 storey apartment - Well appointed, conveniently located - Access to hotel facilities

- Large price reduction - 3 bedroom corner suite with car park - Set over 2 levels with access to hotel facilities

BREATHTAKER APT 207  $265,000

BREATHTAKER APT 301  POA

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 www.rtalpine.com.au - 1/62 Chamois Rd, Mount Buller VIC 3723

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ARLBERG – STRONG RENTAL HISTORY PRICED FROM $275,000 FULLY FURNISHED – BULLER’S LOWEST OUTGOINGS

Top of Bourke St - Ski in Ski out

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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.

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

10 metres to Bourke St with skiing in & skiing out

RE INS CO PE MM CT EN ION DE D 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

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

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

Elkhorn Apartments:: Five properties from $350,000

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

Glacier Lodge :: $520,000 furnished house

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

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

❚Elkhorn 3 - Just listed - Large one bedroom in excellent condition $350,000 ❚Elkhorn 1 - Three bedroom, 2 bathrooms, looks great, garage parking $615,000 ❚Elkhorn 5 & 11 - Two bedrooms, garage parking from $425,000 ❚Elkhorn 19 & 19A - Two apartments, one title,2 car parks $689,000 THE LOT

Chalet Apartment 705:: $850,000 furnished

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

❚Chalet Apartment in AAA position features master bedroom with private

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

❚Two other bedrooms big enough to sleep all the kids plus bathroom ❚Living and dining includes open fireplace offering good aspect to Bourke St

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

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Snowflake building:: Three apartments at good prices

Bathing in sunshine – premier location

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

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❚2 bedroom apartment with large windows facing Bourke St on level 9 ❚Very appealing living and dining area offering great views and good light ❚Attractive kitchen with stone and timber finishes. Fully furnished ❚Includes on title car park. Family bathroom plus second toilet

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

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Chalet Apartment 902:: $600,000 Fully renovated

❚ Magnificent underground car parking available at an additional optional cost ❚ Family orientated- great on site management-no obligation to rent out when not occupied

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❚ Modern 1-3 bedroom apartments. Fully self contained including kitchens ❚ Newly completed hotel & apartment renovations including restaurant and roof deck


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The chalet includes 4 spacious bedrooms plus a media room Living area has high ceilings and huge expanses of glass offering dream views Spacious kitchen, timber floors, gas fireplace and large undercover balcony. 2 bathrooms, an additional powder room & hydronic heating throughout

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

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Receivers Sale - Frostwood Chalet 4 :: $695,000

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The largest of the chalets is now available for sale

❚ 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

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

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

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Summit Lodge 3 & 7 – Top of Summit Rd:: from $395,000

Rent One - Rent Two- Or Stay In Both

Both are renovated & offer sunny views & a 4WD drive access pass

❚ 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

❚ Unit 3 has 2 bedrooms, modern kitchen, quality appliances & good cabinetry. Also has timber lined living, large balcony, laundry and is priced at $395,000 ❚ Unit 7 has 2 bedrooms & additional mezzanine level with second bathroom plus a main bathroom & glorious views to Shakey Knees. Priced at $450,000

Buller Central Car Parks -Registration of Interest

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MARK ADAMS REAL ESTATE SPONSORSHIP PARTNER OF THE SUBARU VICTORIAN INTERSCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Best on snow and not to be missed

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

Mark Adams Real Estate is the proud sponsor of the closing reception function of the Subaru Interschool Snowsports Championships

Gran Sasso 4:: $1,625,000 negotiable

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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

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Brand new building with car parking licences for sale ❚Now completed in the heart of the village - Buller Central ❚Rare opportunity - only 8 car parks available by expression of interest ❚Designated basement car park with remote control door access ❚Adds value to your existing property and guaranteed parking permit

‘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

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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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Mogul Ski World are your vacation makers not just reservation takers ❄ We know Vail Resorts like a local ❄ We are passionate skiers and boarders ❄ We care about your holiday experience

❄ Exclusive ski airfares ❄ 30 years of service ❄ We travel and ski with our kids

Amazing Vail Resorts Specials SKI RENTAL SPECIAL Save up to 25% on rentals*

BOOK YOUR EPIC PASS WITH MOGUL SKI WORLD Ski as much as you want at with unlimited access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, A Basin, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Canyons. Plus 5 days at Verbier. from only

$779 *AUD

Evergreen Lodge, VAIL from

$1429 *per person

Based on 7 nights twin share accommodation in an Valley room and a 7 day lift pass. Valid 05 Jan – 06 Feb ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL 20% discount*

Forest Suites, HEAVENLY from

ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL Save up to 30%* Pay 4 stay 6 = 2 FREE nights*

$929 *per person

Based on 7 nights twin share accommodation in an Hotel room and a Tahoe Value lift pass. Valid 03 Jan – 13 Feb ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL Pay 6 stay 7*

Beaver Run Resort, BRECKENRIDGE from

$1139 *per person

Based on 7 nights twin share accommodation in a Hotel room and a 7 day lift pass. Valid 02 Jan – 12 Feb ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL 40% discount*

Tahoe Condos, NORTHSTAR from

$3899 *per family

Based on 7 nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom standard condo and a Tahoe Value lift pass for 2 Adults and 2 Children 12yrs and under. Valid 05 Jan – 13 Feb ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL 30% discount*

J o i n i n t h e c o n ve r s a t i o n

BOOK YOUR EPIC LOCAL PASS WITH MOGUL SKI WORLD Unlimited Access to Breckenridge, Keystone, A Basin. With limited access to Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. And 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek. Black outs apply. from only

$599 *AUD

Pines Lodge, BEAVER CREEK from

$1449 *per person

Based on 7 nights twin share accommodation in a King room and a 7 day lift pass. Valid 05 Jan – 15 Jan & 21 Jan – 12 Feb ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL 35% discount*

River Bank Lodge, KEYSTONE from

$5099 *per family

Based on 7 nights accommodation in a 2 bedroom condo including a 6 day lift pass for 2 Adults and 2 Children 12yrs and under. Valid 05 Jan – 16 Jan & 20 Jan – 13 Feb ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL Pay 6 stay 7* LIFT SPECIAL Kids 12 & under ski FREE*

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