Damaging winds ease over Vic alpine region

Strong winds have eased in Victoria's alpine region leaving the slopes safe for skiers.
Strong winds have eased in Victoria's alpine region leaving the slopes safe for skiers.

The worst of the damaging winds expected to lash Victoria's alpine region is over, leaving snow bunnies to hit the slopes in peace.

A 113km/h wind gust has been recorded at Mt William about 1.40am while a 107km/h gust ripped through Mt Buller about 8.30am.

"The worst is over but there is still a risk. The trend will be for it to ease as the afternoon progresses," weather bureau senior meteorologist Dean Stewart told AAP on Monday.

North to northwesterly wind gusts up to 100km/h are still expected over the Tidal River, Falls Creek, Mt Hotham and Mt Buller on Monday, the bureau warns.

The State Emergency Service warns people to move cars away from trees, secure loose items around the house, and keep clear of fallen power lines.

Australian Associated Press