First Timers Guide
Mt Buller is the ideal destination for the first time snow visitor.
An easy three hour drive from Melbourne, you can be up here and enjoying our beautiful mountain Village in next to no time!
You'll always remember your first trip to the snow - the fun and amazement of a world so different to anything else. There are a few things to be aware of when you're planning a trip to the snow, so we've put together the following information to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible.
What to wear
Get your visit off on the right foot by making sure you have the right clothing to keep you warm and dry. In the snow it's best to dress in layers to trap warm air and give you flexibility for changing conditions, with a waterproof outer layer to keep you dry. Waterproof pants and jackets are available for hire or purchase from a range of retail outlets in Mansfield and at Mt Buller.
Don't forget a beanie or a helmet - it will keep your head warm and helmets are a smart choice to keep you safer on the slopes. Good gloves are also a must; it's hard to have a great time with frozen fingers! Please note that goggles, gloves and beanies cannot be hired due to hygeine reasons - you'll need to purchase before your trip or from one of the many outlets on the mountain.
Checklist of essentials
Waterproof pants (or overalls) and jacket
Ski goggles and/or sunglasses
Waterproof ski gloves or mittens
Beanie or helmet*
Warm jumper or fleece and light wool undergarments/thermals
Sunscreen (30+) and lip balm
Long socks - light/medium weight
*All kids participating in any Ski & Snowboard School programs MUST wear a helmet. Play it safe and put "Lids on your Kids".
If you are coming to Mt Buller for the day it's a really good idea to bring a dry change of clothes for a comfy trip home. If you are lucky enough to be staying on longer we recommend bringing some sturdy boots for walking around the Village and winter woolies to keep you toasty as you head out to après and explore our great nightlife.
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