Melbourne Skiing and Snowboarding

(Melbourne, Victoria - VIC, Australia)

Melbourne Skiing and SnowboardingWhen the summer season arrives in Europe and the USA, it is winter in Australia. During this time of the year, the Melbourne area attracts many keen outdoor enthusiasts, looking to enjoy a spot of skiing and winter sports in general.

There are a number of truly exceptional ski resorts based around Victoria and within reasonable reach of Melbourne, the most popular of which are connected by regular buses and even some flights. The Alpine skiing opportunities are at their very best around the High Country, with Mount Baw Baw being especially close and encircled by national parkland.

Mount Baw Baw lies roughly 160 km / 100 miles to the east of Melbourne and offers a convenient location where winter sports lovers can try their hand at cross-country skiing, snowboarding and even tobogganing. There are more than 15 ski-runs here, being accompanied by seven ski lifts and areas where beginners can practice.

Melbourne Skiing and Snowboarding

Melbourne Skiing and SnowboardingAll of the ski resorts nearby Melbourne have a number of hotels, providing relatively inexpensive accommodation and helpful visitors' centres, where you can find out all the current tourist information. Skiwear is also readily available and various rental shops are based across the resorts, hiring out skis, snowboards, snow shoes, jackets and goggles.

Winter activities include mountain biking, guided tours of the mountains, night skiing, outdoor adventure schools, leisure centres, a snow sports school and walking trails. During the milder summer months, activities include bobsled, rock climbing, abseiling, day trips, fishing, horse riding, children's activities, mountain biking, swimming, tennis and walking.

Dinner Plain Alpine Village

Address: Dinner Plain, Victoria (VIC), 3898, Australia
Tel: +1 800 354 555

Falls Creek Ski Resort

Address: Falls Creek, Victoria (VIC), 3699, Australia
Tel: +1 800 033 079

Lake Mountain Ski Resort

Address: Marysville, Victoria (VIC), 3779, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 5963 3288

Mount Baw Baw

Address: Mount Baw Baw Alpine Village, Mount Baw Baw, Victoria (VIC), 3833, Australia
Tel: +1 800 629 578

Mount Buller Ski Resort

Address: Mount Buller, Victoria (VIC), 3723, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 5777 6077

Mount Buffalo

Address: Mount Buffalo Alpine Village, Mount Buffalo, Victoria (VIC), 3740, Australia
Tel: +1 800 037 038

Mount Hotham

Address: Mount Hotham Alpine Resort, Mount Hotham, Victoria (VIC), 3741, Australia
Tel: +1 800 35 45 55

Mount Stirling

Address: Mount Stirling Alpine Village, Mount Stirling, Victoria (VIC), 3722, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 5777 6077