Toboggan runs open at Mt Buffalo

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Toboggan runs open at Mt Buffalo


MT BUFFALO is expecting “huge” attendance this year, with its toboggan runs already open thanks to recent snowfall.

Ski school owner David Chitty said he was looking forward to the season.

“Traditionally, the ski school opens during the school holidays on June 25, so for those dates we will be active and Dingo Dell’s cafe will be open seven days a week,” he said.

“The school will open its shop in Dingo Dell to rent sleds and sell gloves, snowshoes and you can book ski lessons and ski tours.

“At this time the roads are cleared regularly and the rangers are out; the problem with opening too early is that there are no customers, but the toboggan runs are now open.

“I think the visits to all resorts will be huge with people coming out of COVID and regardless of the snow conditions wanting to get out and do things.

“I look forward to seeing everyone in our free, family-friendly zone at Dingo Dell: remember to make the proper preparations with chains and warm clothes.”

Parks Victoria area chief ranger Julien Atherstone said Parks Victoria is “looking forward” to welcoming visitors to Mount Buffalo National Park.

“Its sheer cliffs, towering granite tors, snow gum forests and tumbling waterfalls turn into a winter wonderland,” he said.

“It’s the perfect place to experience the snow for the first time, especially for families looking for an easy and accessible winter experience, with a range of activities available: snow games, sledding, ski background or snowshoes.

“It is important that visitors prioritize their safety and come prepared with snow chains for their vehicles, and appropriate equipment and clothing for local conditions.”

The dedicated sledding area is only available when there is adequate snow cover and is marked off with fencing and signage.

For up-to-date information on piste conditions, you can contact local visitor centers or rental shops, check the daily snow report or view the Dingo Dell snow camera: www.ski.com .au/snowcams/australia/vic/buffalo/buffalo1 .html

Visit the Parks Victoria website for the latest information on conditions and closures: www.parks.vic.gov.au/places–to–see/parks/mount–buffalo–national–park.

For more information, go to https://visitmountbuffalo.com.au/.

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