Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is Melbourne’s closest snow field, just over two hours from the CBD. Offering cross country skiing, tobogganing and snow tours, there’s over 35km of trails to be explored. When you’ve had enough of the slopes, enjoy a range of fun activities including laser skirmish, tube running and flying fox. There’s no accommodation on site, however plenty of options nearby.
Mount Baw Baw
Mount Baw Baw is the closest downhill ski area to Melbourne making it a popular destination for day-trippers and families. Just two and a half hours from Melbourne, the sheltered slopes of Mt Baw Baw offer an intimate village feel with ski runs for all levels. The alpine resort also offers unique activities you won’t find anywhere else like Japanese snow fighting, winter dingo walking, and husky sledding.
Three hours out of Melbourne, Mt Buller is one of Victoria’s better known ski resorts - an alpine wonderland nestled high on the ski fields with quaint lodges and luxury hotels. Mount Buller has the largest lift network in Victoria, offering easy access to the 300 hectares of snowfields and the mountain’s longest run at 2.5km. Loads of facilities can be found in the village square at the centre of the resort including bars and restaurants, great nightlife, and medical services.
Some of the best ski and snowboarding in the country can be found at Mt Hotham in the heart of the Victorian Alps. The resort has a good mix of terrain with steep and exhilarating slopes for the more experienced, or easy gentle slopes for beginners. It’s also the only snow resort with its own airport, so you can jump on a connecting flight from Melbourne Airport if you’re not up for the four-hour drive. There’s plenty of accommodation in the alpine village, which is the second highest resort village in Australia after Charlotte Pass in NSW.
Other popular Victorian snow fields include Falls Creek and Dinner Plain. See Visit Melbourne for more information on skiing and snowboarding in Victoria.
Fly to Melbourne with Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin.