Mount Buller snow report:

The Mount Buller snow report is: 3 out of 21 Lifts open. 4 of 47.5 km of pistes open. Our model predicted that 21cm (8 inches) of snow fell over 42 hours between Sunday 19 of September at 10PM and Tuesday 21 of September at 4PM AEST at the mid mountain level Mount Buller Piste State: Spring snow.


Fresh snow depth:

Long snow history
No recent snow

Last significant snowfall:

Ankle
6cm
Tue 21 Sep (AM)
Origin:Report Origin

Mount Buller snow depths: updated 28 September 2021

Upper snow depth:
3cm
Lower snow depth:
3cm

Mount Buller resort conditions:

Our Snow Report for Mount Buller brings daily updates on the snow conditions, snow depths, piste and offpiste conditions and the number of open ski lifts. The latest Mount Buller snow report shown below was updated on 28 Sep 2021. Snow Reports are provided regularly throughout the ski season courtesy of our own network of ski resort managers, the Skiclub of Great Britain and Skiresort Service International GmbH. In addition to the current report on ski conditions, we also provide webcams (including a 4 week cam archive), current live observations from nearby weather stations and also historical snow data for Mount Buller.

Last snowfall:

8cm
Sep 13
1cm
Sep 18
14cm
Sep 20
21cm
Sep 21

Resort report:

Resort Open
Piste conditions:
Spring snow
Off Piste conditions:
Next snowfall:
6cm Mon 04 Oct (AM)
Next significant snowfall:
6cm Mon 04 Oct (AM)
Lifts open:
3 out of 21
Resort runs:

Mount Buller snow conditions

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    Bluebird Powder days
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    Powder days
  • 3
    Bluebird days

Snow Radar

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Mount Buller Snow Depths:

Recorded snow depths for the upper and lower slopes in Mount Buller 2021. The long term average for the upper slopes is also shown for comparison.

Snow reports for resorts near Mount Buller

Find the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding near Mount Buller using our Snowfinder page.

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Webcam
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Snow Depth
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Lower
50cm
5cm
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Lower
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Upper
Lower
125cm
5cm
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Lower
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Lower
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Piste State
Last Snow
Amount:
Date:
20cm
8 days ago
Amount:
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19cm
8 days ago
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17cm
8 days ago
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60cm
3 days ago
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64cm
3 days ago
Next 9 Days
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
5cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
5cm
1cm
0-3
3-6
6-9
0cm
5cm
3cm
0-3
3-6
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8cm
0cm
8cm
0-3
3-6
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12cm
0cm
12cm
Weather
Wed
light rain
Thu
light rain
Fri
thunderstorm
Mid station 1652m
Wed
light rain
Thu
light rain
Fri
thunderstorm
Mid station 1690m
Wed
light rain
Thu
rain showers
Fri
thunderstorm
Mid station 1867m
Wed
light snow
Thu
clear
Fri
clear
Mid station 1856m
Wed
light snow
Thu
part cloud
Fri
cloud
Mid station 1543m

Notes on the Mount Buller Snow Report

The snow report describes the piste and off-piste ski conditions at Mount Buller. You can submit an updated snow report here. Piste and off-piste are often different so we ask snow reporters to describe Mount Buller piste and off-piste conditions separately. If these details are missing from the Mount Buller snow report, you can predict off-piste conditions using the snow depth, the date of the most recent snowfall at Mount Buller, the Mount Buller weather report and the forecast.

Members can check the hindcast for a timeline of Mount Buller weather conditions. This detailed weather log makes it easy to predict snow conditions at Mount Buller, even when the snow report is too old to be useful. The hindcast shows when our weather model last predicted snowfall at Mount Buller. It shows how much snow we think fell then, and the way freezing level, wind and weather have varied through time. You will be able to predict whether to expect off-piste powder, slush, spring snow, ice or wind crust.

If you see a report of powder or fresh snow conditions several days after snow last fell, there is usually a good reason. At crowded ski resorts, off-piste new snow will be tracked out within hours of a fresh fall but wherever crowds are light in relation to the accessible terrain, it will be possible to stay fresh much later, perhaps several days later. Alternatively, strong winds sometimes redistribute powder snow enough to cover old tracks, or it may simply be that the ski area was not fully open for some period after the snow fell, so fresh snow that fell a while ago has remained un-tracked until this report.

Whenever weather conditions change, Mount Buller snow conditions will change too, so it is important to check the time and date of the Mount Buller snow report and to guess what effect the weather will have had on snow quality between then and now. For example, the Mount Buller snow report on Friday afternoon may indicate fresh powder but if Friday night is mild and rainy then ski conditions will be very poor on Saturday morning. Conversely, if the weather stays stable and cold, the same snow report can be valid for more than a week. We advise that you check the Mount Buller snow forecast to see if conditions are likely to change before your visit.

Many skiers enjoy moguls and fast icy pistes but for off-piste skiers and free-ride snowboarders, fresh snow starts to deteriorate from the moment it settles. Wind, rain and periods of above-freezing temperature are the primary cause of the evolution from fresh powder to windslab, ice or slush. High altitude slopes that are shaded from the sun and sheltered from the wind preserve powder stashes longer after fresh snowfall. If the snow report mentions pockets of powder at Mount Buller, study the Mount Buller piste map in relation to the wind direction to determine the most likely locations.

We stress the importance of checking the date on the Mount Buller snow report particularly around weekends. For example, the snow report for Mount Buller on Friday may indicate powder after recent snowfall but following a sunny and busy weekend, when the locals hit the mountains en masse, the ski conditions (at any resort) can deteriorate rapidly and late arrivals may see very different ski conditions. Of course some people look for deteriorating conditions in the snow report for the likely development of mogul fields but for powder lovers and particularly snowboarders this can mean tracked out off-piste snow. Of course, this doesn’t always happen quickly after fresh snowfall particularly at quiet South facing resorts at high altitude where genuine powder stashes may be found days or even weeks later. It is worth checking the piste map for Mount Buller (found in menu above) for the location of favourable slopes that may be described in the "Mount Buller Snow Conditions" part of the snow report. In addition to checking the Mount Buller snow report we recommend that you check the snow forecasts found in the menu at the top of the page along with our ski resort guide.