2020 Race Training

& Events Booking Information

Coaching – Time Trials – Custom Race Events

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Race Training

Race Training is an exciting way to introduce skiers & snowboarders to racing techniques. Participants cover a range of activities with experienced coaches including:

  • practice through a race course,
  • mental preparation hints,
  • technical drills,
  • start training,
  • finish line crossing tips, and
  • explanations of basic race rules.

The Mt Buller Race Department has tailored a race-training program designed for intermediate to expert skiers, snowboarders and cross- country skiers (minimum age: 6 years).

Race training can be booked for 2 hours, 3 hours or 4 hours per day. Schools may elect to have up to 10 students in a race group. For planning purposes a good ratio is 1 coach for every 8 students. In order to maximise your experience, please remember when booking coaches that each group needs to be roughly the same ability level.

Discipline Type of Training Meeting Location
Skiing Race Training Giant Slalom Bluff View
Top of Bourke St
Ski Cross*
Snowboard Race Training Giant Slalom Bluff View
Top of Bourke St
Snowboard Cross*
Cross Country** Classic Ski & Snowboard School
Meeting Place

 * Ski Cross and Snowboard Cross training may not have access to an obstacle course – this is pending availability.
**Cross Country coaches are only available at 1.30pm for 2 hour Lessons or 3.30pm for 1 hour Lesson

Events and Time Trials

Mt Buller offers organisations the opportunity to host events or time trials. Time trials are a great opportunity to assist a school in selecting students in the lead up to the Victorian/National Interschools Competitions. Groups and clubs may wish to set up a fun, timed event.

Event Inclusions

When booking an event the following are included in the entry fee price:

  • Race bibs for competitors (all bibs must be returned after the race)
  • Start lists for event organisers
  • Results within defined divisions (Interschools format) or other categories
  • A hard copy of the official results
  • Results will be loaded onto the Mt Buller website (unless advised)
  • Race courses set by qualified coaches
Race Course Options

Mt Buller offers three different options for event organisers to select to conduct events.

Standard Race Course
  • Is best suited for skiers and snowboarders of a low intermediate to high intermediate standard.
  • Example course locations: Skyline, Bourke Street.
  • A minimum of 25 competitors is required to run this event.
  • When there is a mixed group of both alpine and snowboard competitors, the minimum number of snowboarders required for a separate snowboard course is 25 competitors.
Challenge Course
  • Is best suited for skiers and snowboarders of a high intermediate standard or above.
  • Example course locations: Little Buller Spur, Summit.
  • A minimum of 35 competitors is required to run this event.
  • When there is a mixed group of both alpine and snowboard competitors, the minimum number of competitors required for a separate alpine/snowboard course is 35 competitors.
NEW IN 2020! – Bourke St Twilight Race Course
  • Best suited for skiers and snowboarders of low intermediate to high intermediate standard.
  • Location available on 18th & 25th July and 1st August between 5:30 – 8:30pm
  • A minimum of 35 competitors is required to run this event.
  • As part of this event, the Race & Events Department will provide an announcer & music included in the entry fee.
  • When there is a mixed group of both alpine and snowboard competitors, the minimum number of snowboarders required for a separate snowboard course is 35 competitors.

NOTE:  You will be required to book separate Alpine and Snowboard time trials if you have competitors wishing to participate in both disciplines.

Seasonal Race Training Programs

Mt Buller offers tailored options for schools to conduct seasonal race programs. These include packaging season memberships and race coaching into one convenient price. These programs ensure consistent coaching over the snow season with highly qualified coaches.

For more information please contact the Ski School Manager – ross.taylor@skibuller.com.au

Event Organisation and Admin

Start Lists

An Excel Start list template will be emailed to the race organiser at least a week prior to the event start date. All start lists must be completed on the official form and returned to Race Department via email race.dept@skibuller.com.au no later than three days prior to the race.

Bib Numbers

If you would like the competitors to go in a specific order, please advise on the start list. We cannot guarantee what bib numbers competitors will wear.  For example, if you have 30 competitors they may wear bibs 101 – 130 rather than 1-30.  All bibs must be returned to the finish area straight after the second run.

Course Inspection

Schools are welcome to inspect the course from the side prior to your race. Each race must start on time as we often have consecutive bookings. Alternatively, you may book an ‘inspection’ time slot at an additional charge.


Results will automatically be placed on our website www.mtbuller.com.au/Winter/Events-Activities/Race-Results unless we are informed otherwise. A printout of the results is available from the Race and Events Department. A copy will be given to the race organiser only.  Parents and competitors may download race results from the website.

Results provided will include:

  • Combined times over two runs within divisions and gender.
  • Event Analysis – In the unfortunate situation where a competitor is disqualified (DSQ) or did not finish (DNF) and is not eligible to have two recognised times to combine for the overall results, this analysis provides schools with the opportunity to see each individual time. The event analysis will not be placed on our web page so please advise the Race Department dept@skibuller.com.au if you would like a copy of this emailed to you.

2020 Pricing

COST PER COACH (Maximum 10 students/coach)
Duration Giant Slalom
1 hr 55 min
Giant Slalom
3 hr
Giant Slalom
4 hr
Cross Country
1 hr
Cross Country
1 hr 55 min
Moguls or Slopestyle
1 hr 55 min
Times Available* 9:00-11:00
9:00-13:00 3:30-4:30 1:30-3:30 1:30-3:30

Excluding VIC School Holidays and VIC Interschools week

$ 347 $ 471 $ 588
$ 179 $ 347 $ 347

Including VIC School Holidays and VIC Interschools Week

$ 430 $ 574 $ 690 $ 187 $ 430 $ 430

Race and Events Lift passes are only available for Time Trial or Race coaching dates. Note: not available during the Interschools competition dates. Please contact Buller Holidays for more information.


Mid-week event pricing has been frozen at 2017 prices!

Type of Event Location Minimum # Competitors Price / Competitor
Midweek* Weekend
Giant Slalom
Alpine & Snowboard
Challenge Course
Example: Little Buller Spur
35 $35 $43
Standard Course
Example: Skyline, Summit,
or Bourke St
25 $26


NEW OPTION! Bourke St Twilight
18th & 25th July 1st August
35 Not applicable $33
Cross-Country Village XC Track
Pending Terrain
20 $26 $33
Moguls Grading Pending Terrain 25 $26 $33
Course Inspection On Course (side slip)
Approx 15 min allocated
As per above $5 $5.50

Conditions of Entry

  1. These locations may be subject to change pending prevailing snow and weather conditions – the Mt Buller Race Department will contact the race organiser should changes be required.
  2. Moguls grading involves judging the overall performance. The main focus is on turns, which are worth 66% of the score. This is not a timed event. Competitors will also receive a basic explanation on how the Interschools moguls competitions are judged. Moguls grading includes two judged runs.
  3. Entries will be charged based upon final start lists on the day. Any name changes on the day of the time trial will be charged as an additional entry and incur an additional late fee of $5.00
  4. All events will consist of two runs with the exception of Cross Country and course inspections
  5. Buller Holidays will make every attempt to facilitate your preferred event time slot, should this not be possible, alternate options will be offered. Please note; on specific weekends we have a very high demand for Race training and Event products.

Booking Process

We recommend you plan ahead by booking your trials and / or coaching as early as possible. Buller Holidays will secure booking requests on a first come, first served basis.

  1. When preferred dates, times and participant numbers have been confirmed, download and complete the Mt Buller Race and Events booking form. Please ensure all requested information is recorded on the booking form, as we require this information to create a booking for you.
  2. After completing your booking form, please upload it via the Race and Events Application form. In the event that your first choice is not available, Buller Holidays will be in contact to discuss your options and alternatives.
  3. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will be emailed a confirmation letter. An invoice will also be generated, and emailed to you within 2-3 business days after your confirmation.
  4. Deposits must be paid as per the invoice terms in order to secure your time trial and/or coaching.
  5. The full amount for Race Training must be paid no later than 14 days prior to your arrival; if full payment is not received, your reserved times will be released and your order cancelled.
  6. Time trials and event entries will be charged based upon final start lists on the day. Any name changes on the day will count as an additional entry. The Buller Holidays team will provide an updated invoice and reconciliation at the completion of your event.

Cancellations, and/or booking changes will not be accepted within 7-days prior to your booking start date. All cancellation or change requests must be provided in writing to bookings@bullerholidays.com.au.


Buller Ski Lifts will comply with all necessary directions from the health authorities to ensure our guests and employees are safe when training or undertaking any time trial event.

Race Training sessions are subject to the availability of suitable coaching staff. Modifications to bookings may be necessary under certain circumstances.

Contact Information

Buller Holidays

Phone: (03) 5777 7555    Free call: 1800 810 200

Email: bookings@bullerholidays.com.au
Website: www.bullerholidays.com.au

Located: “Saleyards” Village Ticket Office, Mt Buller Village

Mt Buller Website


For all resort information and live updates on resort and snow conditions.

Race Department

Phone:   (03) 5777 7860
Email:     race.dept@skibuller.com.au
(Only available during the operational snow season)

Ski Patrol

Phone:   (03) 5777 7808

Medical Centre

Phone:   (03) 5777 6185

Mt Buller Police

Phone: (03) 5777 6172

Alpine Resort Management Board

Phone: (03) 5777 7200

Victorian Interschools Snowsports Championship

Phone: 1300 853 633
Website: www.vicinterschools.com.au