Mountainwatch – Press Release
Mt Buller, April 3: Mt Buller and The Mountain Collective are delighted to announce Australia’s most accessible alpine resort as the newest member of the Mountain Collective in 2019/20. The Mountain Collective is an alliance of some of the best skiing and riding destinations on the planet.
Boasting Victoria’s largest lifting network and just 3 hours from Melbourne, Mt Buller joins the popular Mountain Collective pass which includes NSW neighbours Thredbo, Coronet Peak – The Remarkables and Mt Hutt across the Tasman in New Zealand, Niseko United in Japan, Chamonix in France (Global Affiliate) and top shelf resorts across North America including Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sugarbush, and Taos.
To celebrate the Mt Buller announcement Mountain Collective has issued a limited number of Mountain Collective passes priced at A$449 (Australian dollars) matching the US dollar sticker price, giving a discount of around $200 for Australians and New Zealanders who snap up the introductory offer.
Mountain Collective passholders enjoy two days riding – with no blackout dates – at all Mountain Collective destinations totalling 37 days at the world’s best resorts on the 2019/20 Collective pass. In addition, Mountain Collective passholders can top up with additional days at 50% off single day pass prices in each destination. Early purchasers also receive one bonus day at the destination of their choice for a limited time, with two additional days at Chamonix Mont Blanc, France.
“Joining the Mountain Collective is exciting for Mt Buller” explains Laurie Blampied, General Manager, Buller Ski Lifts. “It puts us in excellent company alongside some of the best ski destinations on the planet, including our friends at Thredbo.”
“The Mountain Collective offers great value for Australian skiers and boarders seeking diverse snow experiences in bucket-list destinations. We extend a warm welcome to all Mountain Collective passholders, and particularly northern hemisphere folk seeking an endless winter and a unique Australian alpine adventure” he added.
“We are excited to bring Mt Buller into the Mountain Collective family effective this 2019 southern snow season,” says Christian Knapp, Chief Marketing Officer, Aspen Skiing Company. “With this addition, along with Thredbo and our partners in New Zealand, Australian skiers have an opportunity to experience the best resorts in the Southern Hemisphere at a tremendous value. Throw in a trip to Japan or North America and the possibilities are endless.”
Mt Buller’s 2019 season pass holders will also benefit from the new Mountain Collective membership with 50% discounts on single day passes at all Mountain Collective resorts in 2019/20.
The Mountain Collective Pass gives skiers and boarders access to 17 destinations, more than 52,858 acres of terrain, 2,459 trails and 383 lifts at some of the most acclaimed mountains in the world.
The exclusive passes for Australian and New Zealanders are only available online at https://tmcaustralia.ltibooking.com/ This special offer is available for a limited time until sold out.
The 2019/20 Mountain Collective Pass benefits:
• 34 days at 17 iconic snow destinations. Plus an additional day at a resort of your choice for a limited time only.
• Two days at Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Coronet Peak/The Remarkables/Mt Hutt (New Zealand), Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth Mountain, Niseko United (Japan), Revelstoke, Snowbird, Sugarbush, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Taos, and Thredbo and Mt Buller (Australia)
• Access to 50% off any additional day passes at full member resorts. Unlimited with no blackout periods.
• Two days at each Global Affiliate resort including Chamonix (France)
• Access to Mountain Collective Kids Pass for $99USD ($142 AUD). Kids must be 12 and under at the time the pass is purchased.
Visit www.MountainCollective.com or call 02 6459 4151 in Australia for more information. *Price and availability of bonus day subject to change while supplies last. Mountain Collective global affiliate benefits are valid only at then current Mountain Collective Global Affiliates. Global Affiliates are subject to change each ski season.
About Mountain Collective
The Mountain Collective® is an international alliance of premier ski destinations providing the Mountain Collective™ Pass, a lift pass that includes two days of riding at all partner resorts and 50% off additional days at each resort. The Mountain Collective™ includes Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky, Coronet Peak/The Remarkables/Mt Hutt, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth Mountain, Mt Buller, Niseko United, Revelstoke, Snowbird, Sugarbush, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Taos, and Thredbo and Valle Nevado. Global Affiliate resorts include Chamonix (France).
About Mt Buller
Mt Buller is one of Australia’s best-loved ski destinations. An easy 3 hour drive north-east from Melbourne Mt Buller attracts a cosmopolitan crowd to its picturesque 300ha ski area and vibrant alpine village. It boasts Victoria’s largest lifting network accessing a wide range of terrain from gentle beginner runs to thrilling steeps and bumps. An eclectic mix of dining, bars and hotels sit high in the snowline and with 8000+ beds on mountain guests enjoy easy access to the ski runs. Supported with state of the art snowmaking and a wide range of amenities including an alpine spa, Olympic training facilities, movie cinema, supermarket and snow play parks Mt Buller is a popular winter escape.