Mt Buller is busy preparing for the annual Mt Buller Winter Adventure Race, a fun and exciting single day event that sees competitors participate in a navigational adventure race around the Mt Buller snowfields.
Starting and finishing from the Mt Buller Village Square, entrants will navigate themselves in teams of two, or as singles, around the resort to a series of checkpoints across the mountain (snow condition dependent). The course can be completed on skis, snowboard, snowshoes, skins, alpine touring or split board equipment and there are several race categories for participants to enter. A new race category for 2015 is the Open Male and Female Individual category, plus the Inter-Lodge Trophy Challenge for members of Mt Buller lodges.
The winners will be determined based on the quickest times and a presentation ceremony will be held at the Mt Buller Alpine Cinema following the event.
Chief Executive Officer of Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, John Huber, said of the event “The Mt Buller Winter Adventure Race is a unique event on our calendar, offering a fun and diverse experience for competitors and spectators alike. Now in its second year, the Winter Adventure Race sees some tough competition but plenty of fun as well, so we encourage guests to take part and enjoy a great day out.
“There are plenty of prizes to be won, and the day wraps up with a presentation in the Cinema followed by a screening of the Backcountry Film Festival. It’s a day full of adventure here on top of the world!”
The Mt Buller Winter Adventure Race is set to take place on Saturday 25th of July from 9.30am, with a mandatory pre-race briefing. Ticket prices start at $15 for individuals, and $25 for a team of two and participants are encouraged to enter online. Each participant will receive free entry to the Backcountry Film Festival, which follows the Mt Buller Adventure Race in the Alpine Cinema.
For a full run down on the Mt Buller Winter Adventure Race, including event rules and online entry, visit the Events Calendar at mtbuller.com.au.