Thursday, November 23, 2017  
 
News & Updates
MOUNT BUFFALO SPRING RANGER UPDATE
20-10-2017 
With the snow gone, work is well underway to get ready for the summer season. Work is being carried out across the park to clear tracks and to fix and improve infrastructure. Visitors may experience some disruption to services and access to some areas.

Eurobin FallsAccess above the Lower Eurobin Falls Track will be restricted while work to repair and replace steps is undertaken. Signs will be in place to advise visitors while work is underway. Access
to the Lower Eurobin Falls and Lady Bath Falls
is open to visitors during this time but staff and contractors may be moving along the track with materials and machinery.Dates:  3 weeks 18/10 to 10/11

The Gorge Access to the lower end of The Gorge car park will be restricted while work is completed to upgrade the septic system.

Visitors will still have access to the Stone Hut and the Echo Point & Hang Glider Lookouts while work is being completed. Access to the Underground River will be via View Point Track. There will be increased truck and machinery traffic on Mount Buffalo Road to the Gorge and within the car park area. The toilets may be closed for a short period when the new system is connected but portable toilets will be placed in the car park during this short period of time.Dates: 23/10 to 25/11

‘The Horn Road’ Mount Buffalo Road from Cresta to The Horn. The Seasonal Road Closure on ‘The Horn Road’ remains in place until Thursday before Melbourne Cup weekend. The gravel section of road from Cresta to ‘The Horn’ will be graded before it
reopens. Visitors may experience trucks and machinery traveling on Mount Buffalo Road during this time.

Walking Tracks. Rangers will be systematically making their way along our track network to clear them of fallen timber and brush cut overhanging vegetation. If you would like to report any tracks that have trees down across them please leave a note in the Park Visitor Centre at the ranger station.

Cheers Michelle

Michelle Doherty Ranger Team Leader Ovens Area, Mt Buffalo National Park

T:  8427 2581 I 
M: 0417 157 940 I E: 
michelle.doherty@parks.vic.gov.au



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CROSS COUNTRY SKI HIRE


Cross county skis and boots are recommended for Mount Buffalo as there are no down hill ski lifts but there are groomed cross country ski trails

Cross country skis only attach to the boot only at the toe allowing free movement to ski up hill. Most have a "one way grip"pattern cut into the underside that allows the ski to grip the snow when skiing up hill but also allows the skis to slide freely when traveling back downhill.

It is recommended that you ensure that all ski equipment that you hire is in  good condition and fits properly.
Poorly fitting boots and loose bindings may allow the boots to move on the ski.
This not only makes learning to ski and skiing difficult but could result in a serious ankle or knee injury.

HIRE SHOPS

There are a number of ski hire shops in Myrtlelford, Bright and Porepunkah, there is also cross country ski hire available in Wodonga

Note that not all ski hire shops stock Nordic / Cross Country Skis.

The ski shops listed below hire Cross Country Skis

These shops  also have a good range of equipment and clothing for sale.

SNOW CHAINS

All ski shops and many service stations hire and sell snow chains