Get set for exhilarating snow sports, family fun and mountain spa pampering at Mt Baw Baw. This year sees the arrival of a Snow Factory on the mountain, which has the capability to produce snow 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, guaranteeing that lifts will be operational all season. Load up the car, rally the troops and make your way to Victoria’s most accessible ski destination, just 150km from Melbourne.
Something for everyone
Learn to cut up the slopes on skis and snowboards at schools catering for both kids and adults alike. With 30 percent of Mt Baw Baw’s runs designed for beginners, the mountain is an ideal destination for young and old. There are two dedicated toboggan parks, downhill runs for experienced skiers, and husky dog sled tours for cruising across the backcountry. Nature lovers who prefer a slower pace will enjoy a snowshoe tour of the mountain.
Snow glorious snow
With over 30 hectares of skiing terrain, there’s plenty of space to explore and get up to all kinds of snowy adventures. Enjoy the friendly village atmosphere and make use of modern facilities that cater for both day-trippers and long-term visitors.
Choose from an array of accommodation options, from cosy cabins and budget dorms to modern apartments and luxury lodges, and find ski hire, food outlets, medical and information centres all within easy walking distance of the car parks.
When the sun goes down, it’s time to hit the village and revel in the good life. Sample fresh local produce at The Village Restaurant and take in spectacular views across West Gippsland. The Alpine Bistro serves up killer pub grub and keeps the party going with weekend DJs and bands throughout the snow season. And for those who don’t get enough action during the daylight hours, there’s night skiing every Saturday night (weather permitting).
When the snow melts
In the summer months, get outdoors and soak up the spectacular alpine scenery of Baw Baw National Park. Unwind on a peaceful bushwalk through snow gum forests and discover local wildlife and vibrant wildflowers.
Up the ante by hitting one of the numerous mountain bike trails that criss-cross the mountain. Mt Baw Baw’s labyrinth of mountain biking trails is also ideal for cross-country and downhill riding. Trails come complete with raised decking to ensure that weather conditions don’t interfere with the ride.