Victorian Ski Resorts
Victoria has seven alpine resorts for skiing, snowboarding, toboggan and cross-country trails, snow tubing and family fun.
Discover the magic and excitement of Victoria's snow resorts this winter. Cut up the slopes on skis, snowboards and toboggans, wind your way along spectacular cross-country trails, and gear up for snow-mobile rides, sunset tours and family fun.
The ski resorts are spread in an area northeast of Melbourne around the Alpine and Mount Buffalo national parks.
You can ski from the lodge straight to the ski lifts and slopes of the country's best cross-country skiing at Falls Creek, 375-kilometre drive from Melbourne.
Falls Creek Links
Google Map - Falls Creek
The closest to Melbourne, after Mount Donna Buang is Lake Mountain which is known as Australia's premier cross-country ski resort and the third most visited cross-country alpine resort in the world. Lake Mountain is some 120 kilometres from the heart of Melbourne and is reached through the town of Marysville.
Lake Mountain Links
Snow Day Trip to Lake Mountain and Steavenson Waterfalls from Melbourne
Google Map - Lake Mountain
Mount Baw Baw
The relatively small Mount Baw Baw resort, which is 173 kilometres east of the Victorian capital and reached through the town of Noojee, is said to be a popular destination for day-trippers and an ideal place to learn to ski. Close to Melbourne, it has a village atmosphere and a large number of club lodges.
Mount Baw Baw Links
Google Map - Mount Baw Baw
Mount Buffalo, which is the closest to the Victoria-New South Wales border at Albury, through Wangaratta, is another area popular with families. Its slopes range from gentle, and ideal for beginner skiers, through to fun intermediate areas, with just a couple of advanced areas to keep skiers, including cross-country skiers, challenged.
Mount Buffalo Links
Google Map - Mount Buffalo
Mount Buller, less than three hours from Melbourne, is probably the most popular of the Victoria ski resorts. The disadvantage is its popularity it gets quite crowded at the height of the ski season.
Mount Buller Links
Mt. Buller Snow Tour - from Melbourne
Google Map - Mount Buller
Mount Buller Snow Tour
Experience hours of snow fun with the Mt. Buller Snow Tour. Departing from Melbourne, this guided to tour allows your own time to explore the village and partake in snow activities. Explore the mountain using sightseeing chair lift or Ski lift and lessons.
Mount Hotham, five and a half hours away from the capital, is Victoria's highest ski resort. In northeast Victoria at the heart of the Great Alpine Road region, it offers Alpine skiing, snow boarding, dining, accommodation. There is off-piste skiing in narrow valleys as well as challenging cross-country. The nearest airport is at Hotham for those who wish to fly.
Mount Hotham Links
Google Map - Mount Hotham
Other Victorian skifields are at Mount Bogong, Mount St Gwinear, Mount Stirling, Mount Beauty and Mount Donna Buang which is less than 100 kilometres from Melbourne.
Mount Donna Buang - Parks Web
Ski Gear, Clothing and Equipment
If you are going to the snow then you will need ski-gear.. Goggles, Hat or Beanie, Sunglasses, Waterproof jacket, Thermals, Gloves, Chapstick, Sunscreen, Walking shoes and Waterproof pants.
Ski-gear can be rented in Melbourne or 'on mountain', saving you the trouble of transporting the equipment. Everthing from skis to clothing can be rented except gloves, goggles and beanies.
Hire Shops - Greater Melbourne
rebelsport.com.au - Rebel Sport in 16 locations.
www.bumps.com.au - Bumps Ski and Surf Elsternwick
www.melbournesnowboardcentre.com.au - Melbourne Snowboard Centre Preston
Ski & Board - Surrey Hills and Hampton
Non for profit Ski clubs in Victoria can provide cheap family snow holiday accommodation from as low as $47 per person per night. Ski Cheap is a snow holiday website provides free listing and bookings for n.f.p ski clubs.
Recommended hotels in Marysville through booking.com
Victorian Ski and Snow Links
See below for Victorian Ski and Snow web links and resources.
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Victorian Ski Resorts
❊ Also See... ❊
→ Mount Buller Alpine Day Tour
→ Victorian Snow Season Launch 2019
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