Safety on the trails

Mt Buller is an alpine environment and conditions can change quickly, with sub-zero temperatures and even snow occurring in summer. Please ensure you check the weather forecast and come suitably prepared. Trails are graded according to their difficulty, in accordance with international standards. Be sure to choose a trail that matches your fitness, ability and equipment. Remember to ride within your limits.

Trail running can be hazardous. Trails at Mt Buller may include unmarked obstacles and hazards such as sticks, rocks, logs, trees, steep inclines, drop-offs and loose surfaces. Runners attempting these tracks do so at their own risk.

FIRST AID & EMERGENCY

In case of an emergency on cross-country/wilderness trails, phone 000 or contact Resort Management on 03 5777 6077, which is able to reach emergency services on your behalf. Resort Management is open from 8:30am–5pm on weekdays and 10am–4pm on weekends and public holidays.

MOBILE PHONE COVERAGE

Mobile phone coverage (particularly Telstra) is fairly good throughout the Resort, and it is advised that you carry a mobile on you at all times.

BUSHFIRE SAFETY INFORMATION

In conjunction with the CFA, Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management has developed a fire ready flyer for the Mt Buller community. This flyer can be used as an information source and guide throughout the fire danger period.

Click here to view the fire ready flyer. For more detailed information, click here to view the CFA Fire Ready Kit. 

For up to date information on bushfires visit the CFA website http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/.

CONTACTS

Emergency Services 000

Mansfield Hospital 03 5775 8800

Mt Buller Towing 0427 077 572

RACV 131 111

Mansfield Police Station 03 5775 2555

Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management 03 5777 6077

Buller Ski Lifts 03 5777 7800

TRAIL KIT

Wearing appropriate gear when out on the trails is necessary for a safe and satisfying experience. Starting your run should begin with the right pair of shoes. Running over rocky and uneven trails requires a flexible shoe that has a durable and adhesive rubber sole and reinforced sidewalls for maximum protection against sharp rocks edges.

Flexible tights or shots are appropriate for trail running. Tights will keep the chill of your legs and will protect against foliage cuts and scrapes. Wear a hat, sunglasses, lightweight t-shirt or long sleeve shirt and take a lightweight, rainproof jacket in case of inclement weather.

Depending on the route, distance and time in which you plan to run, it’s recommended that you take a backpack. This will allow you to carry various items including nutritional food and sufficient fluids, wallet, keys, mobile phone, additional clothing and sunscreen.

SHARED TRAILS

Most of trails across the Mt Buller network are shared amongst bush walkers, trail runners, mountain bike riders and horse riders. These trails are marked on each of the trail maps. We ask that all trail users be aware of horses and please share the trails.