Is it your first time to Mt Buller? Or perhaps you’re a seasoned visitor? Either way, we have put together this Mt Buller Destination Guide to help you find navigate your way through the snow. If you’re well prepared, you will always find something new and exciting to do in the region.
Chalet 5, Whitehorse Village is located in the heart of The Mt Buller resort. Central to the major ski slopes and amenities. If you would like further information regarding the location, read our Discover the Location page.
The close proximity to the Melbourne CBD makes these snowfields the ultimate destination for a quick getaway. To get the most out of your stay, make sure to be well prepared. We have compiled some helpful information to help you get organised for your trip.
The Mt Buller Village
The luxury of staying at Chalet 5 is the close proximity to the Mt Buller Village. In just a short 10 minute ski down, you will find all the major amenities such as; grocery store, post office, gym and the cinema.
The village also many entertainment options to keep the whole family amused. These offerings include; fine dining restaurants, casual bars, air zone, National Alpine Museum of Australia and the Village Square.
What to Wear
Wearing the right clothing while you are at the snow is super important for your safety and comfort. Our top tip is to wear lots of layers and a waterproof outer layer. As you may know, we lose half of our body heat through our heads. So, make sure to pack a beaning to keep you nice and toasty.
To ensure ease and convenience, the Chalet is fitted with a private drying room. The drying room comes fitted with a washer and dryer to stay fresh. In the entrance of the Chalet, you will find a coat and ski hooks to keep your equipment out of the way and protected.
Retail and Rental
Renting ski equipment is a great option for occasional skiers. While for seasoned skiers, purchasing your own equipment is a great investment in your favourite pastime. Luckily, Mt Buller has all over 14 retail stores on the mountain to cover all of your shopping needs. For more information about the stores, visit the Mt Buller retail page.
Lift and Lesson Passes
Not only are the lifts ideal for getting around the mountain, but they also offer majestic views from above. Mt Buller boasts 22 lifts scattered the entire way across the mountain. So, you will never be far from your transportation option.
Regardless of your age or skill level, you will always learn something new with ski lessons. The Mt Buller Ski & Snowboard School is known to be one of the best in Australia. If you are a first-timer, Mt Buller offers a free 2-hour introductory lesson.
When reserving your stay at Chalet 5, make sure to mention to the reservation staff that you would like to bundle your lift and lesson passes with your stay.
Moving from place to place on the mountain is made easy by the many transport options available. Chalet 5 has the luxurious drive in, ski out option allowing you to bring your car right to the door. However, once you are settled you will have full access to the taxi services and a free shuttle that operate on the mountain. We have created a full guide to getting around the mountain on our Getting to Chalet 5 page.
For the full guide to making the most of your stay at Mt Buller, make sure to check out Mt Buller’s First Timers Guide.