Live Event Updates

2017 SASS Race Schedule

Please see the 2017 South Australian Schools Snowsports Championship Race Schedule

Thursday 20th of July

  • 2.30-3pm Bib Collection at Race Dept Office under the top station of Blue Bullet Chair
  • 3-3.20pm Course Inspection
  • 3.30pm Event Start
  • 5.30pm Medal and Trophy presentations ABOM Moosehead Bar

SASS week live updates

Well the South Australian Schools Snowsports week has seen the arrival of many South Australian Schools in brilliant sunshine today. Some SASS schools will be out twilight skiing and snowboarding tonight under the new lights on Bourke St. Please ensure that all of your friends that are at Mt Buller this week are subscribed to the Enews on home page. All event information will be communicated via the ENews and the Live Event Update page of the website. We look forward to seeing everyone at the SASS welcome BBQ tomorrow afternoon from 3.30pm at the ABOM restaurant. Entries for the Ski and Snowboard events will close at Midday on Tuesday.

13 Lifts are open! SASS week activities

The South Australian Schools Snowsports Championships week starts on Sunday night with twilight skiing! See the Schedule of events below.

2017 SASS Week schedule of events

  • Free Twilight Skiing and Snowboarding for all guests with a 5 day lift pass Sunday 16th of July 5-8.30pm
  • Welcome SASS BBQ Monday 17th 3.30-5pm at the ABOM
  • Entries for the SASS Ski and Snowboard events close at midday Tuesday the 18th of July
  • Free Screening of Warren Millers “Here There and Everywhere” Wednesday 19th July 6.30pm
  • Ski and Snowboard Bib collection Thursday 20th July 10.30am
  • Ski and Snowboard course inspection 11.00am, 11.30am start Thursday 20th 
  • Medal and Trophy Award Presentations Thursday 20th 4.30pm -6pm

May 30 It is snowing!!

The snow is falling at Mt Buller with more on the way over the next week! This is on top of the enormous amount of snow produced by the Snow Factory over the past month. All is looking up for the SASS week from July 16 to 21 including the ski and snowboard SA Schools Snowsports events. 

Snow Factory is busy making snow for June

The Snow Factory and the Snow making team have been busy making snow on Bourke St. The excitement is building for skiing and snowboarding on the opening weekend on June 10!!


2017 Amazing SASS 4 & 5 Day Lift, Lesson & Hire pricing

5 days of Lift, Lessons and Hire for Primary and Secondary students for only $348! Plus a free afternoon of skiing or snowboarding after 12 pm on the day prior to your package start date. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.

From Sunday the 16th to Friday the 21st of July to all bona fide South Australian School Groups 

See the SA Schools planner document for all of the details.


Adelaide Buller Bus

BullerBus ~ Increases Adelaide Direct Services

With our newly introduced services to Mt Buller from Melbourne CBD, Tullamarine Airport, Adelaide & Sydney and excellent pre sales we have extended the direct service to Adelaide from Mt Buller that departs on a Friday afternoon at 5.30pm for a 6am arrival into Adelaide from two school holiday departures to all of July & August.

For all schools and families looking to attend the SASS week at Mt Buller please click for the bus transfer specifically scheduled for the week. Contact for the weekly and special services as well as chartered School Buses.

Mt Buller Snow Factory

The Techno Alpin Snow Factory will soon arrive at Mt Buller!! It will be located above the top station of Blue Bullet and will guarantee snow on Bourke St from the opening weekend throughout June. The Snow Factory will produce 220 cubic meters of snow per day in temperatures up to 15 degrees Celsius. The Snow Factory is part of a $1.6M investment that will also see more snow guns installed on the Skyline area. Take a look at it in action in the Czech Republic in the clip below.


Revised Race Event Schedule

After a fantastic second day of Skiing and Snowboarding and the Movie night of "The Will to Fly" we have a revised ski and snowboard event schedule for Wednesday the 20th of July. We wish all participants the best of luck on the amazing Burnt Hut Spur Race course. The Mt Buller mascots Blake the Flake, Barry the Possum and the Yeti will be on hand to fore run the race course and have a great time with all of the participants. Please see link to Map of Burnt Hut Course location


The Will To Fly

Community screenings are now available of the recent critically acclaimed film "The Will To Fly", which is about Olympic Champion Lydia Lassila. This film features themes that explore a range of topics that are relevant for athletes (particularly snow sports athletes) and student development. Topics include overcoming adversity and pursuing your dreams, as well as gender equality, leadership and the many benefits of sport for young people.

The Huffington Post called our film ‘The most inspirational movie of the year’ – Huffington Post, 12/3/16

The Will to Fly is the story of Olympic aerial skiing champion Lydia Lassila, who – as a young mum and against all the odds, competing in one of the world’s most dangerous sports – dares to reach for an almost impossible dream, and in doing so helps pave the way for women in sport.

For more information about the film, or to view the trailer, visit

ATOM has produced a study guide for The Will to Fly, which is available to download for free at This study guide contains structured discussions about the film. Teachers may select from the information and activities to support students’ viewing and close analysis of the film. The film explores various themes that can be examined for educational purposes, including:

  • Goal-setting, ambitions and pursuing your dreams; Overcoming adversity; 
  • The importance of female role models and the idea of ‘champions breeding champions’, or ‘success breeding success’ 
  • Understanding the physical, mental, social and emotional health benefits of embracing sport; 
  • The parallels between sport and leadership development; 
  • Gender equality in sport – ‘leveling the playing field’; where parallels can be drawn with other areas of life; 
  • Female empowerment.

For group bookings, or more information please contact: 

SASS event site Burnt Hut Spur looking amazing

Its Sunday the 26th of June. 8 Lifts are running with more to open in the coming days! Looking forward to welcoming the hundreds of South Australian visitors booked in for the South Australian Schools Snowsports week starting on the 17th of July. For any schools requiring assistance with event entries please send an email to 

2016 SA Schools Snowsports Championships Event Entries are open

Event entries are open for the 2016 South Australian Schools Snowsports Championships at Mt Buller. Entries received and paid for prior to the 19th of June are $28 per event entry. Entries received after the 19th of June will be $34. School Coordinators can now log into the online event entry system with the same email username and password as 2015. Please don't hesitate to contact the event manager on or 1300 853 633 for any assistance or event information.


South Australian Schools Snowsports Championships event team, Buller Holidays, and SA Schools Wholesaler Nick Mylonas were in attendance at the SA ACHPER conference hosted at Prince Alfred College on the 18th and 19th of April. Great opportunity to present the SA Schools planner packages and to discuss the plans for the SA week at Mt Buller from the 18th to 22nd of July with the SA schools Physical Education teachers.