19 December 2022

Mountain bikers at Mt Buller get their Christmas wish this week with confirmation the gravity trails are re-open for downhilling from 27 December.

Gravity trails on the northern slopes including ABOM, International and Outlaw are cleared and poised to open for the peak summer riding season.  Blue Dirt Shuttles provide shuttle services 7-days throughout the peak summer window and are starting to see an uptick in bookings as word spreads in the riding community.

“There is plenty of built-up anticipation and everyone is fired up to finally get back on Buller’s gravity trails. We’ve got shuttles ready to get people up to the top and maximise their riding,” said Blue Dirt’s Brett Hollis who operates a bike café and the shuttle service from Mt Buller’s village.

“It’s been a quiet start to this summer with the crazy snow falls putting a dampener on riders plans, but now the gravity trails are opening and summer weather is kicking in we expect to see plenty of crew checking out the trails for themselves,” he added. “We are ready to welcome riders to Buller and offer a top-class riding experience on free trails.”

The Mt Buller trail network is generating a buzz in riding circles as positive industry reviews of the upgraded trails are filtering out and riders are putting Mt Buller squarely on their summer wish lists.  Riders preparing for the upcoming Victorian Downhill Mountain Bike Series which starts at Mt Buller on 14-15 January are eager to clock up runs ahead of the competition.

With the support of $1.2m of Victorian Government tourism grant monies the refurbishments have elevated the standard of Mt Buller’s vast 100km trail network.  A majority of the 40kms of dedicated single track was given an overhaul last year and in the past couple of months the resort’s trail crew has been working tirelessly to clear snow, tree fall and finesse the trails ready for summer riding and upcoming bike events and races.

All Terrain Cycles is open in the Mt Buller village offering bike rentals, spares and guided clinics, “Since the awesome summer ‘shred sesh’ at the beginning of December we’re seeing more crew dusting off their bikes and joining us on the trails.  We’re right next to the new pump track in the village and have a massive trail map on the wall – so drop in and get some local intel from our crew before you head out for a ride.  Our team all rides and enjoy sharing our experience with guests.  I’d encourage anyone who’s never ridden Delatite River Trail to make sure they do this summer, and if you have ridden it before you’ll want to check out the new changes.  It’s seriously good fun.” said owner Shannon Rademaker.  

FLOW Mountain bike and Australian Mountain Bike both visited Mt Buller to preview the trails in recent weeks and the reports have been overwhelmingly positive about the improved ride experience following the works done by the resort, Contour Works and James Civil.

“It feels like the cherry on top to have the Epic trail and the gravity trails round out the summer offering for the mountain bike community.  We are thrilled to have the entire network back open for post-Christmas riding and for all the trails to be in the best shape they’ve ever been” explained resort spokesperson Rhylla Morgan.

Mt Buller has over 100kms of trails for mountain biking including 40kms dedicated single track, and is home to the iconic Australian Alpine Epic (45kms), Stonefly (10kms) and the popular Delatite River Trail that sweeps from Mt Buller down to the lush riverside sanctuary of Mirimbah Park.

  • Check the event calendar for events including Vic Downhill Series, Alpenflow Epic, Fox Superflow and new Send2Summit event
  • Weekly trail updates and trail status reports are right here


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