Five new intermediate loops have been added to Mt. Buller's cross country trail network. The trails were built by Glen Jacobs of the mountain bike course design company World Trail. Jacobs officially signed off on the new track, meaning it is ready for riders. Mt. Buller recently hosted round four of the Australian National Mountain Bike Series.
This development, the first in a three-stage plan, adds five new intermediate loops to Mt Buller's cross country network. Stretching out from the Buller Village to the Corn Hill area, these loops can be tackled individually or grouped together to form a longer 14.2km ride, and are easily navigated with new directional signage and updated trail maps available at outlets across the resort.
The new trails have been designed to be low maintenance, sustainable and with blend seamlessly with the spectacular alpine environment. They have also been constructed so as to take full advantage of the features and vistas of Mt Buller and give visitors an experience unique to a summer resort.
Jacobs and his team have been responsible for local and foreign projects, including the mountain bike course at the Sydney Olympic Games, Australia's largest mountain bike park at Mt Stromlo in Canberra as well as working with the UCI on World Championship and World Cup events across the globe.
"The facility at Buller is just fantastic, there's really nothing like it here or anywhere else in the world. There are cool temperatures, 360 degree views, abundant wildlife and excellent terrain that give riders an exhilaration like no other," said Jacobs.
"We're all excited about seeing stages two and three come to life to help make Mt Buller Australia's premier mountain biking destination," said Phil Nunn, CEO of the Mt. Buller and Mt. Stirling Alpine Resort Management Board. "Stage two of the trail development, which includes a range of beginner trails, is currently underway and set for completion by the end of the year."