2023 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 maximize your experience please remember when booking coaches that each group needs to be roughly the same ability level.


Type of Training

Meeting Location


Race Training Giant Slalom

Bluff View
Top of Bourke St


Ski Cross*



Race Training Giant Slalom

Bluff View
Top of Bourke St

Snowboard Cross*

Cross Country**


Ski & Snowboard School
Meeting Place



  • Cross Country coaches are only available at 1.30 pm (2 hr Lesson), or 3:45 pm (1hr Lesson).
  • Ski and Snowboard Cross training may not have access to an obstacle course – this is pending availability.

Events and Time Trials

Mt Buller offers schools and clubs the opportunity to host events or time trials. Time trials are a great opportunity to assist your school in the selection of students in the lead-up to the Victorian Interschool Competitions. Groups and clubs may also 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 organizers
  • Results within defined divisions (Interschool’s format) or other categories
  • A hard copy of the official results
  • Results will be loaded onto the Mt Buller webpage (unless advised)
  • Race courses set by qualified coaches

Race Course Options

Mt Buller offers different options for event coordinators to select from.

Standard Race Course
  • Is best suited for skiers and snowboarders of a low intermediate to high intermediate
  • Examples of a standard course location include: Skyline or 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 and above.
  • Examples of a Challenge Course location include: Little Buller Spur or 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 snowboarders required for a separate snowboard course is 35 competitors.

NB: Schools or groups will be required to book separate Alpine and Snowboard time trials if you have competitors wishing to participate in both Alpine and Snowboard disciplines.

Seasonal Race Training Programs

Mt Buller offers individualized tailored options for schools to conduct seasonal race programs. These include packaging season’s passes, race coaches into the one convenient price. These programs ensure consistent coaching over the winter season with highly qualified coaches.

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

Snow Racer Event Series

Our Snow-racer event series is a great opportunity for students to compete in the lead-up to the Interschool Snowsport Championships. The Snow-racer event series is available for school-aged children and conducted in divisions in an identical manner to the Interschools events. Our Snow-racer series can assist with the selection of school teams along with some important competition practice. Event entry fees are $49 per competitor.

The Snowracer Events will be conducted on:

  • Sunday 2nd  July – Giant Slalom (Alpine & Snowboard)
  • Sunday 9th July – Giant Slalom (Alpine & Snowboard)

There will be a limit on the number of entries in each competition so if your school is interested in competing in a Snow-racer event, then to avoid disappointment we recommend making a booking as soon as possible. Final event entries will need to be submitted to the Race & Events Department as outlined below.

Interschools Championships

  • The Victorian Interschool Championships will be hosted at Mt Buller on the 6th August (XC) and 21st – 27th August 2023.
  • The Australian Interschools Championships will be hosted at Mt Buller from the 5th – 10th of September 2023.

Event Organisation and Administration

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.

2023 Pricing

Race Training


Cost Per Coach (Maximum of 10 students per coach)



Giant Slalom

1hr, 55min

Giant Slalom


Giant Slalom


Cross Country


Cross Country

1hr, 55min

Moguls or Slopestyle

1hr, 55min

Times Available*











Excluding VIC School Holidays and VIC & AUS Interschools week








Including VIC School Holidays and VIC & AUS Interschools Week







Time Trial Entry Fees

Type of Event


Minimum Starters

Price Per Competitor



Giant Slalom
Alpine & Snowboard

Challenge Course
Example: Little Buller Spur, or Summit




Standard Course
Example: Skyline,
or Bourke St






Village XC Track
Pending Terrain




Moguls Grading

Pending Terrain




Course Inspection

On Course (side slip)        Approximately 15 min allocated

As per above



Lift Passes

Those requiring lift passes are required to purchase individually online, or in-resort at advertised pricing.

Conditions of Entry

  • 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.
  • Mogul 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. Mogul grading includes two judged runs.
  • Entries will be charged based on 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 $10.00
  • All events will consist of two runs with the exception of Cross Country and any course inspections booked
  • Buller Holidays will make every attempt to facilitate your preferred event time slot, should this not be possible, alternate options will be offered. NB: 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deposits must be paid as per the invoice terms in order to secure your time trial and/or coaching.
  • 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.
  • 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.

NB: 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.

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 BULLER

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

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