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Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area first to open in Australasia (10-Jun-13)
Queenstown’s Coronet Peak ski area today (June 8) celebrated in style as the first Australasian ski field to open for winter....

Coronet Peak first ski area in Australasia to open on Saturday (05-Jun-13)
Queenstown is officially open for winter as the 2013 season kicks off at Coronet Peak on Saturday (June 8).

Ski Areas Go Out With A Bang! (27-Sep-12)
Season extension and half price passes

Spring Snow Battle At Mt Buller (08-Sep-09)

Mt Buller, Australia, September 8, 2009 - Hundreds of snowballs will be flying

Hundreds of snowballs will be flying at Mt Buller this Saturday when the spectacle of Yukigassen gets underway as part of the spring festivities at Victoria’s most popular alpine resort.

Yukigassen originates from Japan and takes its name from two Japanese words, Yuki (snow) kassen (battle). Mt Buller hosts a popular annual Yukigassen competition and the Japanese tradition has built up a popular following with local teams lining up to do battle on the specially constructed course on Bourke Street. 

Teams face off on the 40 metre long course and pelt one another with 90 regulation sized snowballs from each side in action-packed 3 minute sessions. A spectacular event for participants and spectators alike, the team that steals the other team’s flag and survives the onslaught of snowballs wins.

Mt Buller’s own Mountain Operations team were victorious last year and are ready to rigorously defend their title this weekend. Teams from local schools, visiting guests, Mt Buller businesses and even a TV crew will be competing this year.

General Manager at Buller Ski Lifts Laurie Blampied will be cheering teams on from the safety of the sidelines, “This is a terrific event and has become a popular annual celebration during the final weeks of the snow season here at Mt Buller. Everyone can get involved, and who doesn’t like a good snowball fight?”


WHAT: Yukigassen Snowball Battle At Mt Buller. Teams of 10 enjoy madcap snowball fighting fun. Register your team of up to 10 players at

When: Saturday September 12 from 10am

Where: Yukigassen course on Bourke Street At Mt Buller near the ABOM.

Spring is an ideal time to visit Mt Buller and is a fun time for families to make the most of soft spring snow, sunny days and great savings with huge discounts on lift tickets and accommodation packages.

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