Ski Australia - Victoria


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Ski Victoria, Australia

 

Victoria is a state of Australia, located in the SE corner.  It is the smallest of the states and yet the most urban and second most densely populated area after New South Wales. Victoria has it all – sandy beaches, rivers, rainforests, bushland, snow-covered mountains and a spectacular coastline.  You will find some great skiing in the high country of Victoria.  The capital and largest city is Melbourne and approx. seventy percent of Victorians live there.

 

There is also good cross country skiing to be found at Mt. St. Gwinear, Mt. Stirling and Lake Mountain. 

 

Ski Resorts in Victoria

 

 

Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain is a ‘snowbound’ village which offers Nordic skiing, beginner skiing and tobogganing .  The closest town is 43km away at Omeo. 

 

Falls Creek

Falls Creek is a ski-in/ski-out alpine village located next to a lake and so has excellent snowmaking facilities.   The area is open for skiers and boarders and is a great place for intermediate levels.   There is a terrain park with half pipe, a snowtube park, toboggan run and 20km of Nordic trails. The nearest town is 30km away at Mt. Beauty. 

 

Mt.Baw Baw

Mt. Baw Baw is a scenic area located approx. two hours to the east of Melbourne and is the ski area closest to Melbourne.   This is a small family area which is more set up for beginner skiers and boarders and improvers and is a great place for those hitting the slopes for the first time.   It offers plenty of snow fun, and there are Nordic trails and plenty of terrain for boarders with a terrain park and also a snow tube park and toboggan run.   They also have a ski school.   There are private lodges located on the mountain.   The nearest town is at Noojee. 

 

Mt. Buffalo

Mt. Buffalo is a scenic,  friendly, mainly family-based skiing and boarding area.   It offers plenty of Nordic trails and a toboggan run.  The nearest town is 31km away at Bright. 

 

Mt. Buller

Mt. Buller is located approx. three hours east of Melbourne and reported to be one of the busiest ski areas in Australia.    Bourke St is a very popular and busy beginner ski area.   The area also claims to have the longest vertical drop in Victoria.    They have plenty of snowmaking facilities as well as ski in/ski out accommodations and free buses to take you to and from the lifts.   There is also plenty of lodging and facilities in Mt. Buller.   They offer a terrain park with half pipe, snowtube park, Nordic skiing and a toboggan run.  The nearest town is 47kn away at Mansfield. 

 

Mt. Hotham

Mt. Hotham is known as the place to go for serious and advanced skiers.   40% of its terrain is graded as advanced and expert.   They also have night skiing.  Accommodation is available on the mountain or close by at Dinner Plain.   They also have Nordic skiing, a toboggan run and a half pipe.   The closest town is 34km away Harrietville.