Visiting Mt. Buller – Come Prepared

Mount Buller, situated about 3 hours drive from Melbourne, is a premier location for snow sports.  However, it’s important to be aware of the requirements for visiting Mt Buller during winter, so that you can make the most of your time on the snowfields.

Mt Buller Snow Chains Requirements

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When visiting Mt Buller you may require wheel chains.  Wheel chains help to break up ice as you drive, providing greater traction and resistance to sliding on black ice.  Daily wheel chain requirements are based on the weather forecast, existing road conditions and the car you drive (2WD, 4WD or all wheel drive).  This information is posted daily on the Mt Buller website and is updated regularly when weather conditions are poor.  All overnight visitors must carry wheel chains so that daily requirements can be met, or you may incur heavy fines.  If you’re making a day trip, check the website before you leave Mansfield for up to date information on wheel chain requirements, so that you can hire them from Mansfield Ski Hire before you drive up the mountain.

Mansfield Snow Chain Hire and Gear

mt. buller ski hireAlthough you can hire wheel chains and snow sports gear at Mt Buller Ski Hire, you are far better off hiring your gear and chains in Mansfield before you drive up to Mt Buller.  This will save you time because there are less crowds, you can get everything you need all at once and you will be ready to comply with chain requirements. At Mansfield Ski Hire, the right chains will be fitted to your car and you will be shown how to do this correctly yourself.  Low profile cars can’t have chains fitted to them, so you can find out whether your car can be driven up the mountain before you leave Mansfield and avoid being fined for noncompliance.  Using Ski Hire in Mansfield will ultimately save you time and hassle regarding wheel chain requirements, which means you spend more time enjoying the slopes.



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