Why summer is the best time to buy a spot in Victoria’s snowfields

In the sweltering summer, skiing is the last thing on anyone’s mind. But it’s the best time to snap up a cool deal in Victoria’s high country. Serious investors who search the alps at the beginning of summer are likely to find a bargain. Not only are they competing with fewer buyers, but they stand to benefit from sellers keen to offload their properties before Christmas.

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Top Apartments on Mt Buller in Short Supply as Ski Season Starts

The Queen’s Birthday long weekend marks the start of the ski season. And this year, it might also mark the last chance to buy into the highest apartment development yet built on Mt Buller.

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Powder Rooms

Demand for upmarket boltholes in Australia's favourite winter playgrounds is on the rise.

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Piste de Resistance

There might have been good early cover at Australian ski resorts this winter but recent chalet sales activity has been little more than a snow flurry. There is, however, keen interest in any luxury off the plan offering. Whitehorse Village at Mount Buller, a development by snow veterans the Grollo Group, ranks as the most exciting property project in the Australian Alps. Lorenzo Grollo, son of Rino and Diana Grollo, has been planning the $35 million development for the past decade. Whitehorse Village sits next to the Bourke St ski run in the area known as the Toorak of Mt Buller. And Castran Real Estate agent John Castran reckons the project...

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Alpine Chic

Set in “the most exclusive drive-in, ski-out village in Australia’s alps”, this metal-clad chalet overlooks the Bourke St ski slope. It features an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with a gas fireplace, which flows out to a terrace offering panoramic views of the valley.

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Mountain Scales New Heights

MELBOURNE’S booming property market has reached new heights this year, with the results flowing up to Mt Buller. Affectionately known as Melbourne’s mountain, the face of Mt Buller is changing with high sale prices and new developments. John Castran, of Melbourne-based estate agency Castran, said the mountain’s property market had been exciting this year, with high-income earners buying up big at the top end. Mr Castran said there had been $47 million worth of property sales on the mountain in the past 12 months, with some sales topping $3 million. “It is a direct reflection of the capital city prices as a result of the last 10 years of...

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Alpine confidence scales renewed highs

The Victorian Alps’ next big development is being undertaken by the Melbourne-based Grollo family who have approval for Whitehorse Village at Mount Buller. Designed by Melbourne’s Interlandi Mantesso Architects, the complex being marketed through Castran Real Estate, is adjacent to the Bourke Street ski lift. “The metalclad upper floors hover over a solid stone and masonry base, anchoring each chalet to the ground,” the marketing says. Two of the eight chalets have sold.

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Be on top of the world in your personal chalet

A Village within a village – unique you might say? Well not really when you think of retirement villages within townships – but Whitehorse Village at the top of Mt Buller is a new and exciting concept for Victoria’s prestigious alpine village. This is a complete ‘alpine village’ within a confined building envelope at the top of Bourke Street – all within the Mt Buller Alpine Village. An exclusive drive in, ski out village – and Mt Buller boasts the most significant alpine community, all within an each three hour drive of Melbourne. Imagine sitting in your own living room watching the sunrise over the mountains – or even on a winter’s morn over the...

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