2024 Mt Stirling Schools
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Why Choose Mt Stirling?

Mt Stirling is a true adventure playground that has something to offer everyone – from School Groups and families to naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts.

Stirling is the only Victorian alpine resort with a largely undeveloped and unspoilt true alpine summit, offering a readily accessible ‘semi-wilderness’ experience for visitors. This fact, combined with the resort’s wealth and diversity of environmental characteristics and its proximity to Melbourne (230 km), makes Mt Stirling unique in the Australian Alps.

The summit at Mt Stirling is located at 1749 metres and offers a 360-degree panoramic view of surrounding mountain ranges. The breathtaking high country landscape features Alpine Ash forests, Snow Gum woodlands and wide expanses of alpine meadows that are simply stunning during summer and winter.

The inclusion of the Stirling Alpine Camp, along with a wide range of cross-country rental equipment, and snowshoes, Mt Stirling makes the ideal Outdoor Education destination.

2024 Pricing

School Group Pricing

School Students (All Season)
Duration XC Lesson XC Rental Metal Edge XC Package  XCD Telemark Package Snowshoes
1 Day $32 $67 $67 $79 $34
2 Day $64 $101 $101 $119 $51
3 Day $96 $121 $121 $143 $61
4 Day $128 $134 $134 $159 $68
5 Day $160 $147 $147 $175 $75
Teacher/ Assistant Pricing (All Season)
Duration XC Lesson XC Rental Metal Edge XC Package  XCD Telemark Package Snowshoes
1 Day $32 $67 $67 $79 $34
2 Day $64 $101 $101 $119 $51
3 Day $96 $121 $121 $143 $61
4 Day $128 $134 $134 $159 $68
5 Day $160 $147 $147 $175 $75
Guide Pricing
Duration Instructor/Guide

(9am – 12pm)

Instructor/Guide

(1pm – 5pm)

Instructor/Guide

(Full Day)

1 Day $341 $341 $577

Booking Information

Requirements

School group pricing is only available to groups with a minimum of 10 students.

Students must be aged between 6 – 18 years old, and attend an educational institution. Bookings must be made at least 14 days prior to arrival, with payment being made in full no later than 7-days prior to arrival.

Lessons

The Mt Stirling Ski School offer lessons at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:30pm.

Requested lesson times will be taken into consideration but are not guaranteed. Final confirmation of lesson times will be made within 7-days prior to arrival.

Rental Locations

Mt Stirling offers a rental location (Stirling Sports), and there is a wide range of cross-country equipment, touring equipment, and snowshoes available for rental. Clothing rental is also available.

Note, equipment rental is only available as a package product. If you are requiring individual items, i.e. Boots or Ski’s only, you are able to pre-book directly with the team at Mt Stirling, or organise in-resort on the day.

Lunch Options

It is recommended for Schools and Groups to organise their own lunches if only visiting for the day. Catering can be arranged for groups staying overnight at the Alpine Camp, however this must be pre-arranged at least 14-days prior to arrival.

Transport

For groups of 21 or less, transport is available from Mirrimbah to TBJ (Telephone Box Junction) in a 4WD Unimog. The cost is $34 return, or $24 return (per person). For more information on the shuttle timetable and bookings, please contact Buller Holidays (schools@skistirling.com.au)

Resort Entry

To streamline the booking process we are able to include resort entry as a part of your booking.

Email a completed bus manifest to us, no later than 14 days prior to arrival, and we’ll book it in for you.  Alternatively, resort entry can be organised directly with the Resort Management Board, on 03 5777 7200.

Changes To Your Booking

All changes must be submitted in writing no later than 7-days prior to your arrival.

Should any changes arise within 7 days, or throughout the School’s trip due to medical issues, we will offer a refund or credit for the individual’s unused snow products upon sighting of a valid medical certificate. All refund claims must be made within 14 days of the school’s departure.

Lesson changes are at the discretion of the School Groups coordinator, and may not be available during peak times.

Before Your Arrival

Prior to your arrival at Mt Stirling, it is highly recommended to familiarise yourself with the latest weather forecast. It is important students and teachers are prepared for the changing weather conditions that are common in an alpine environment.

We recommend your group bring the following items that are key to staying warm and dry.

  • Sunscreen, sunglasses or goggles
  • Water resistant gloves, pants and jacket
  • Shoes or boots adequate for walking in the snow
  • Thermals, hats and beanies

Note: Due to hygiene reasons goggles or gloves are not available for hire.

Allow Plenty Of Time For Your Trip

The trip up to Mt Stirling can take longer than expected due to traffic or weather, please allow extra time as the road conditions can vary depending on weather and recent snowfall. For example, if there is heavy snow on the road it can add an extra 20+ minutes to the drive to TBJ.

Trip Intentions

All groups are required to plan their trips in advance and register their intentions by completing the trip intentions form located in the Ski Patrol office at Mt Stirling.

Booking Process

1. Once you have chosen preferred dates, lesson times, and student/ teacher numbers, please download and complete the Mt Stirling School Booking Form – bullerholidays.com.au/school-and-group-bookings/

Please ensure students’ full names, DOB’s, and rental data (if applicable) are included on the booking form. We require this information to create a booking for you. If you are requiring transport or resort entry to be organised through Buller Holidays, please complete the relevant sections in the booking form.

NB: During peak periods requested lesson times may not be available due to high demand. We recommend booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

2. After completing your booking form with all requested information please visit http://www.bullerholidays.com.au/school-and-group-bookings/school-snow-trip-application/ to submit your application, sign your terms and conditions, and upload your booking form. We cannot process your booking without this step.

  • Once your booking has been processed, Buller Holidays will issue a confirmation letter via email.
  • An invoice will be generated after confirmation of your booking; you can expect to receive the invoice within 2-3 business days after the confirmation email.
  • The full booking amount must be received no later than seven (7) days prior to your arrival; if full payment is not received, your reserved lessons will be released and your booking cancelled.
  • Buller Holidays will issue a final statement after the school’s departure to account for any changes made within the seven (7) days prior to and during the school’s snow trip.

Mt Stirling Alpine Camp

The Mt. Stirling Alpine Winter Camp is located at an altitude of 1500mts, in the permanent winter snow zone, 3.5km from Telephone Box Junction. The camp is located on the Stirling XC ski trail, within the snowgum forest, in a sheltered clearing known as the Cricket Pitch.

The Alpine Camp comprises a large central Tepee with a warming potbelly stove for social activities and dining, surrounded by 7 accommodation tents. All tents are on raised platforms with insulated flooring. Accommodation tents are tall enough to stand up in and have a vestibule for equipment storage, together with stretchers, insulated underlay, and warm blankets for 4 persons in the main living compartment. A 4-burner gas cook top, washing up facilities and water is provided in the guest shelter and composting toilets are adjacent to the Camp. The camp accommodates up to 28 persons.

Cross country trails are easily accessed from the Alpine Camp, and a day trip to the summit is only a few kilometres. Even a ski tour to Craig’s Hut and return is achievable for those with an intermediate or above ability level. Please ensure to plan your trip and fill in the Ski Patrol Intentions Form at TBJ on arrival. Talk to a Ski School or Ski Patrol member if in doubt. Daily Ski School Instruction and Mountain Tour Guiding can be arranged through our Ski School using the Camp as your base.

PLEASE NOTE: The Alpine Camp is a 4-kilometre ski tour or snowshoe walk from the Resort Car Park and base at Telephone Box Junction (TBJ). Free transport is available, only to the skiable snowline on those occasions when snow is limited at TBJ. Please come prepared with your supplies in a backpack and arrive early at the Resort (Before 1 pm) to allow time to reach the camp prior to nightfall.

Pricing
Duration Nightly Rate
1 Day $950
2 Day $1,900
3 Day $2,850
4 Day $3,800
5 Day $4,750
Alpine Camp Catering

For groups staying overnight at the Alpine Camp, we’re able to organise catering to be delivered to the camp on your day of arrival. Food supplied at the Alpine Camp include non-perishable items, pre-made wraps or sandwiches and pre-cooked and packaged soups, stews, or pasta.

NB: Catering must be organised at least 14 days prior to your group’s arrival.

Duration Breakfast Lunch Dinner
1 Day $15 $22 $25
2 Day $31 $44 $55
3 Day $46 $66 $83
4 Day $62 $88 $110
5 Day $77 $110 $138

 

Terms and Conditions

General Conditions for Mt Stirling School Bookings
  • School Group must comprise of at least 10 students, aged between 6 – 18 years inclusive, who attend a bonafide educational institute.
  • All booking applications must be received by Buller Holidays no later than 14 days prior to arrival. This includes a completed booking form and a signed liability waiver (please refer to website to submit application www.bullerholidays.com.au/school-and-group-bookings/).
  • Full payment must be received no later than seven (7) days prior to arrival. Should payment not be received, products will not be delivered and reserved lesson times will be released.
  • All school groups must comply with the Alpine Responsibility Code. To download a copy and read our safety on the slopes recommendations, please visit http://www.mtbuller.com.au/Winter/snow-weather/safety-on-the-slopes
Snowsports Lessons
  • All lessons are subject to availability.
  • Lesson times are confirmed at the time of booking confirmation. Lesson times remain subject to change and will be re-confirmed prior to the school’s arrival.
  • Lesson changes will not be accepted within seven (7) days prior to the school’s arrival.
  • School group lessons are only available at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:30pm
  • All lesson start times are non-negotiable, instructors cannot extend your lessons should you be late.
  • Extra lessons are at a per person, per lesson cost, and remain subject to availability.
Payments, cancellations, and refunds
    • All payments are to be made by Electronic Funds Transfer. Banking details will be included on your invoice.
    • Lesson, rental, resort entry, and transport products:
      • Full payment of the balance owing is due as per the listed terms on the invoice. Should full payment not be received at least (7) days prior to the start date, the booking will be cancelled and reserved lessons released.
      • For amendments made within the seven (7) day period prior to arrival, the outstanding amount will be reconciled in an invoice to the school after the departure date.
      • Cancellations will be accepted up to ten (10) days prior to the schools arrival. All requests must be provided to Buller Holidays in writing.
    •  Accommodation (Alpine Camp):
      • A deposit of 25% of the total value will be invoiced at the time of booking, the deposit is due as per the date listed on the invoice.
      • The remaining balance will be invoiced 30-days prior to arrival. Full payment must be received no later than 14-days prior to the group’s arrival.
      • Cancellations for the Stirling Alpine Camp will not be accepted within 14-days prior to the group’s arrival

 

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF YOUR RIGHT TO SUE
IMPORTANT – READ CAREFULLY – THESE CONDITIONS AFFECT AND RESTRICT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS!

1.1 Stirling (Supplier) offer you use of recreational services (including hiring equipment or participating in lessons or undertaking tours) (Recreational Services) at the Resorts on the Conditions. The Recreational Services are all services provided by the Supplier associated with the use of the snow slopes and the mountain for recreational activities including but not limited to skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, mountain biking and sightseeing. The Recreational Services include, but are not limited to, snowmaking, snow slope design, construction, maintenance and grooming, hazard assessment and mitigation, construction and maintenance of mountain bike trails, skiing and snowboarding lessons, equipment rental, and the operation of the ski patrol.

You may accept this offer by purchasing Services from the Supplier or using or making use of any of the Recreational Services. If you do any of these things, you have accepted this offer and are bound by the Conditions.

1.2 Exclusion of Liability

The Supplier, its employees, directors and agents, are not liable to you, your dependents or legal representatives, for personal injury or death suffered by you due to the negligence, breach of contract or statute or statutory duty of the Supplier, including but not limited to any liability for Recreational Services not being rendered with due care and skill or not being reasonably fit for any purpose which you made known, expressly or by implication, to the Supplier or because they failed to achieve any result reasonably expected by you which you, expressly or by implication, made known to the Supplier or for breach of any other consumer guarantee of the Australian Consumer Law (Vic) or of the Australian Consumer Law (Cth).

1.3 Risk Warning and Waiver to Sue

You acknowledge that Recreational Services and associated recreational activities are dangerous with many risks and hazards and as a consequence personal injury (including serious personal injury) and sometimes death can occur and you assume and accept all such risks and hereby waive the right to sue the Supplier, its employees, directors and agents, for any personal injury or death suffered by you in any way whatsoever caused by or arising from your use of such services or your participation in such activities.

1.4 WARNING UNDER THE AUSTRALIAN CONSUMER LAW AND FAIR TRADING ACT 2012

If you sign this form, you will be agreeing that your rights to sue the supplier under the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012 are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in this form, if you are killed or injured because the services provided were not in accordance with the statutory guarantees outlined below.

Under the Australian Consumer Law (Victoria), several statutory guarantees apply to the supply of certain goods and services. These guarantees mean that the supplier named on this form is required to ensure that the recreational services it supplies to you:
• are rendered with due care and skill; and
• are reasonably fit for any purpose which you, either expressly or by implication, make known to the supplier; and
• might reasonably be expected to achieve any result you have made known to the supplier.

Under section 22 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012, the exclusion of these statutory guarantees is brought to your attention by this form.

NOTE: The change to your rights, as set out in this form, does not apply if your death or injury is due to gross negligence on the supplier’s part. Gross negligence, in relation to an act or omission, means doing the act or omitting to do an act with reckless disregard, with or without consciousness, for the consequences of the act or omission. See regulation 5 of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Regulations 2022 and section 22(3)(b) of the Australian Consumer Law and Fair Trading Act 2012.

1.5 You must comply with the Alpine Responsibility Code (Code) and all signs or other directions of the Supplier. We may suspend or cancel your access to Recreational Services at the Resorts in our absolute discretion for non-compliance with the Code, the Conditions, or for reckless or careless conduct.

1.6 Purchases on Behalf of Another Person and Indemnity

If you purchase a Recreational Service from the Supplier on behalf of another person, you make that purchase as the agent of that other person who is also bound by the Conditions and by using or making use of the Recreational Services, such person acknowledges and agrees to the Conditions as if that person had read clause 3 in its entirety and then made the purchase. You warrant that you have that person’s authority to so bind them, unless you purchase a Recreational Service from the Supplier on behalf a child (under 18 years) in which case you agree to fully indemnify the Supplier for all loss and damage it may suffer due to any legal proceedings being brought by or on behalf of that child against the Supplier, its employees, directors and agents, for any personal injury or death suffered by that child caused by or arising from his/her use of Recreational Services or participation in recreational activities.

Contact Information

Buller Holidays:

Phone: (03) 5777 7555    Free call: 1800 BULLER
Email: schools@skistirling.com.au

Mt Stirling Website

http://www.mtstirling.com.au

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

Ski Patrol:

Phone:   (03) 5777 7808

Mansfield Police:

Phone: (03) 5777 6172

Alpine Resort Management Board:

Phone: (03) 5777 7200