SCHOOL GROUPS

Are you ready for adventure in your own backyard? Mansfield & Mt Buller is where you’ll find it!

We believe wholeheartedly in the benefits of outdoor education to engage, challenge and inspire young people, helping them to reach their potential and achieve more.

From skiing and biking to exploring and hiking, we cover it all with our amazing school and youth group camps or day tours.

Visit in the winter and you will enjoy slopes with over 80km of ski/snowboard runs, 24 lifts and 3 snow terrain parks. In the summer or ‘green season’, you will find outdoor adventures in every corner of scenic alpine Victoria – taking time out in nature, with fresh air, freedom and simple pleasures, with a vast range of learning opportunities.

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Few trips can compete with the adventure of a ski camp at Australia’s favourite alpine resort…

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Since 1976, Alzburg Tours has been the undisputed leader in student travel to Mt Buller, taking thousands of students and young adults to ski at Australia’s favourite alpine resort. In choosing to include Alzburg Tours as part of your School Snow program, you will be provided with a hands-off, hassle-free experience from start to finish.

We know how busy teachers are and organising a school trip to the snow can be daunting.

Let us help you organise everything for your next school trip, including:

Teachers and assistants receive complimentary accommodation (breakfast and dinner package when booked with the group) and ski equipment hire at a ratio of:

  • 1:5 for primary school groups (i.e. one free teacher for every five students) and;
  • 1:8 for secondary school groups.

Why Mt Buller?

  • • Just 3 hours drive from Melbourne CBD
  • • Largest lift network in Victoria
  • • World-class ski and snowboard schools
  • • 3 terrain parks
  • • 2 toboggan parks
  • • Fun-loving village atmosphere

Mt Buller’s Ski & Snowboard School is Victoria’s largest, with over 300 professional instructors from across the globe joining Mt Buller each season and sharing their passion for skiing and boarding with guests. School groups can take part in group lessons with experienced instructors who ensure all students progress their skiing or snowboarding skills in a safe and fun environment.

Mt Buller guarantees skiing on the popular Bourke Street run from the opening weekend through to close of the season thanks to the Techno Alpin 220 Snow Factory, which can continuously produce snow 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and enable Buller to begin snowmaking in May to guarantee skiing on Bourke Street for opening weekend.

Looking for something extra, then Mount Buller also has the answer with Buller Air Zone, a cinema and the only resort in Australia to offer dog sledding.

MT BULLER ACTIVITIES

What to bring?

To ensure that students are equipped properly for Mt Buller snow adventures, parents and teachers need to understand that the alpine weather can change quickly, and to be prepared for any conditions (blizzards and cold winds are not uncommon in the mountains!).

These conditions can be enjoyed when students are properly prepared with the following. Alzburg Tours and Ski Hire have a wide range of waterproof jackets, pants and walking boots available for rental that are suitable for school groups.

All rental prices are for the rental of a “Standard” package. This includes skis, boots and poles or snowboard, boots, and wrist guards for $44 per student. We include complimentary helmet in all student ski or snowboard packages.

Add waterproof jacket and pants for the cost of $34 per student.

Full ski and gear rental can be found here >>

Please ensure that students are equipped with the following:
• Waterproof gloves, jacket and pants (gloves available for sale for $20 at Alzburg Ski Hire)
• Long underwear and turtleneck/neck gaiter
• Warm socks and beanie
• Helmet (mandatory)
• Goggles (goggles available for sale for $32 at Alzburg Ski Hire)
• Sunscreen

We strongly advise that packages are booked early.

Skiing at Mt Buller is more exclusive than ever with the daily limit of people on the mountain to ensure everyone’s safety.

Mt Buller is also particularly busy in peak periods (school holidays and weekends). To ensure your school has the best possible experience, we strongly recommend visits take place mid-week and/or during low season. This helps to guarantee access to Ski & Snowboard School and its instructors.

PACKAGES

2021 Schools Planner - Additional Information

 

THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WAYS TO ENJOY SKIING AT BULLER:

To find out more, email/phone our Schools Coordinator schools@alzburg.com.au or 1300 885 448

Mt Buller Day Trip

$88 per student*

Take advantage of Mt Buller’s close proximity to Melbourne and surrounds and enjoy a Mt Buller Day Trip. We recommend an early morning departure ensuring ample time to collect your ski hire at the Alzburg Resort.

Gate Entry, Ski Hire, 1 Day Coach Transportation.

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2 Night Stay + 2 Days Play

$317 per student*

Extended stay packages for schools are a great way to ensure students are confident on the snow, allowing enhanced learning progression with measurable results.

Combine the excitement of Mt Buller’s world class ski slopes with the convenience and offering of Alzburg Resort for multiple days on the snow to maximise learning and technique – and fun!
Let us create an itinerary that ensures students have an incredible adventure that they’ll never forget.

Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, gate entry, ski hire, transportation.

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Tailored Packages

Specialised overnight or extended stays

Snow holidays made easy for schools! Tell us what you’d like, and we can prepare an all-inclusive snow camp package. We take care of everything with transport, lift passes to access the slopes, and ski and snowboard lessons, clothing and meals (breakfasts and dinners).

Ask us also about ways to experience the mountain differently. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, there are other ways for students to soak up alpine atmosphere. Cross country skiing, dog-sledding, Buller Air Zone, The National Alpine Museum of Australia which showcases the development of Australia’s alpine regions, or Mt Buller Cinema – the list is endless for unique adventures to make unique memories!

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BUS PACKAGES

Need to book mountain transportation? Let Alzburg Tours take the pressure off with our tailored day tour packaging.

After an early morning departure, be on the slopes by 10:30am.

Coach Charter Rates for 2021

Coach - Duration50-Seater Coach
Day TripFrom $1,810
Weekend Day TripFrom $1,855
2 Day 1 Night (M-F)From $2,665
3 Day 2 Night (M-F)From $3,565
4 Day 3 Night (M-F)From $4,465
5 Day 4 Night (M-F)From $5,365
The above discounted coach charter rates are based on all ski hire equipment being hired from Alzburg Tours and Ski Hire, Mansfield. Rates are subject to change.

Mansfield, Mt Buller and surrounds transform into a whole new world during summer with endless adventures.

Available in the months of November to April, summer school group packages can include guided walks to Mt Buller or Mt Stirling.

Students can learn about the rare and endangered plant and animal species that inhabit the area whilst experiencing the environment in which they live – did you know that Mt Buller is home to 1 of only 3 known populations of the tiny and endangered Mountain Pygmy-Possum?

You’re also visiting ‘Ned Kelly’ country in north-eastern Victoria. Students can experience where Australia’s greatest folk story took place in Mansfield and the surrounding districts.

Let us coordinate bespoke itineraries to suit your groups needs, with activities such as:
• Guided walking tours – explore Mt Buller’s West Ridge with its rugged terrain and sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.

• Horse trail rides through the magnificent Victorian High Country – rides vary in length from two hours, half day, full day to weekend rides.

• Visit museums and cultural sites, hear stories of days gone by, and gain a new appreciation of this spectacular part of Victoria – inspired some of Australia’s most endearing legends including bush poet AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s The Man From Snowy River and bushranger Ned Kelly.

• Kayaking or canoeing on Lake Eildon – with a shoreline of 515 kilometres and a capacity of 2,290,000 megalitres, the lake holds up to six times the amount of water of Sydney Harbour.

• Mountain biking – test your endurance on Mt Buller’s EPIC trail

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

Email our Schools Coordinator schools@alzburg.com.au or phone 1300 885 448