Whilst Mt Buller is best known for cold-weather pursuits of skiing and snowboarding, in summertime the mountain turns from white to green and attracts a whole new range of adventure seekers. An easy three-hour drive from Melbourne, Mt Buller’s stunning views, clean and crisp alpine air and a cool summer climate make for the perfect setting to enjoy a range of trail based activities including trail running, mountain biking and hiking.
In recent years Mt Buller has identified a great range of trails for running, with trails suitable for all levels ranging in distance from 3km to 21km and taking spectacular sights and stunning scenery – not to mention challenging terrain.
Mt Buller hosts a range of running events over the warmer months, with the most popular being the Mountain High Fun Run, held over the Easter long weekend. Participants can enjoy a leisurely lap around the Village, or push themselves to the limit on one of the more difficult courses. The event offers three course options ranging from a shorter 3.2km run around the Village to a challenging 8.9km course taking in the grueling ascent up the Mt Buller Summit. A new 15km course will be available in 2016, pushing the limits on some of the resort’s most challenging terrain – what a want to burn off all Easter Eggs!
Easter is a great time to visit Mt Buller, with plenty to keep everyone entertained. Families will be on top of the world at Mt Buller, with an exciting program offering events and activities for everyone to join in and have fun. Highlights include the Mountain High Fun Run and annual Cadbury Giant Easter Egg Hunt, plus plenty of other activities such as trampolining and rock climbing for the kiddies.
Marketing and Communications Manager for Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, Gillian Dobson, said the Easter long weekend is a great time to visit Mt Buller. “Visit Mt Buller this Easter and have a fun and magical adventure – there’s plenty happening around the resort for everyone. The Mountain High Fun Run is an all ages event, so anyone at any age and at any level can take part and jog or walk for a good cause. And kids love nothing more than searching for Easter eggs on Easter Sunday morning.
“We’re proud to say that Mt Buller’s network of trails are world-class and we’re fast becoming the place to be for mountain running. With challenging terrain, breathtaking views and a cool alpine climate, Mt Buller is definitely a place to put on the bucket list!”
The Mt Buller Village offers a tranquil and scenic setting, with cafés, restaurants and an abundance of accommodation options from budget to luxury, offering local cuisine and traditional mountain hospitality.
The Mountain High Fun Run is on Saturday 26 March 2015 at Mt Buller. Entry to the event Fun Run starts at $10 for adults and free for children 14 and under. For further information and to register, visit run.mtbuller.com.au. All proceeds from the Mountain High Fun Run go to the Mansfield District Hospital.
Visit Mt Buller this summer and you’ll feel on top of the world!