VIC Resort for early snow

Submitted: Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 17:52
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Newbie here planning to spend 2-3nights at a resort with the wifey, mainly to catch some snow and beginner's skiing.

Unfortunately next week is the only time this winter that we could conceivably take 3 days off work.

So, between Buller, Hotham and Falls; which would offer the best snow fall this early? I was looking at the forecast and it appears that mid week would be sunny :(

Also heard that Buller could get fairly crowded, although I don't think that would be a problem at this time and during the weekdays?

Any recommendation or advice would be greatly appreciated. We're planning to catch a train/coach, and staying on the mountain for some sights and eating out. Cheers
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Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 18:12

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 18:12
While there maybe a 30cm natural cover at the moment across the main Vic resorts, I'd suggest that will be lucky to last much past the weekend. However with below zero temps forecast all week what you should be looking at is which mountain has the best snow making facilities which I'd suggest Mt Buller has. With four beginer runs available currently 50cm deep it would be a good option. Lift tickets may still be 1/2 price next week too.
Cheers Craig.................
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Reply By: ian - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 18:52

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 18:52
I know a bit about this topic. In your position you need good snow as well as other services, easy access to runs, variation in runs, and such.
I think Falls Creek will be your best bet.
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Reply By: Wheretonext - Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 19:24

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 19:24
I would suggest Buller has the most lifts open and will access more (and what I remeber as better) runs. Just my opinion based on the report.

see this snow report page

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Reply By: Sigmund - Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 09:10

Sunday, Jun 12, 2011 at 09:10
Bone up on the snow reports

but really only a few runs are going to be open at any resort and mostly with man-made snow in all probability.

As a beginner I'd rule Hotham out because of its low percentage of green runs (though the views from the Heights and Davenport, where the accomm. is can be fab.

If you're coming from Melb., I'd pick Buller cos it closer and the Burke St. run allows for plenty of beginner wobbling about.
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