The Top 5 Spots for Snowboarding and Skiing in Victoria15 June 2017 15 June 2017
Running from June to the end of September, Victoria’s snow season makes heading to the mountains a lot of fun. As we celebrate the start of the 2017 snow season, we thought we’d take a look at the 5 best skiing and snowboarding spots our beautiful state has to offer.
Located 3-hours from Melbourne, the 300 hectares of skiable terrain at Mount Buller is perfect for skiers and snowboarders alike.
Have the kids with you or don’t fancy tackling some of the bigger slopes? Why not have some fun at one of the two toboggan parks that are perfect for those who are a little weary of slipping on a pair of skis?
The high-tech lift facilities make moving around the park super easy, but Mount Buller is a real hot spot for Melburnians, so it can get a little crowded, especially on the weekends.
Mount Hotham Alpine Resort
Unofficially referred to as the ‘powder capital of Australia’, Mount Hotham never fails to attract scores of enthusiastic snowboarders and skiers, ranging in experience from beginners to advanced. As one of Melbourne’s most popular winter holiday spots, Mount Hotham is only a 4.5-hour drive from Melbourne and is home to 320 hectares of terrain.
Falls Creek Ski Resort
With 92 runs spread across 450 acres of skiable terrain, Falls Creek has some damn good slopes and the best restaurants, cafes, and bars to unwind in after a long day up on the mountain. 27% of the slopes are suitable for beginners, 60% for intermediate skiers and snowboarders, and 23% for those who could shred up any ski field.
The resort also boasts 14 ski lifts and the prettiest alpine village in Victoria.
Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort
Only a 2.5-hour drive from Melbourne, Mount Baw Baw is the perfect resort for anyone wanting to make the most of the snow season, but don’t want to travel for hours on end to get there.
Ideal for cross-country and downhill skiers and snowboarders, Mount Baw Baw is a beautiful 35 hectares of groomed runs set amidst a friendly village with all the accommodation, refreshments and killer slopes you could possibly want. With dog sled tours during winter and slopes for beginner’s and seasoned skiers and snowboarders, you can’t look past the snowy slopes at Mount Baw Baw.
Plus, if you want to stay the night, accommodation is only 100 metres away!
Dinner Plane Alpine Village
Perfect for the newbies out there, or if you’ve got kids tagging along that are itching to check out the slopes for the first time, Dinner Plane could be the place for you.
Located on the Great Alpine Road in Victoria, Dinner Planes is a great place to tackle a range of gentler, beginner’s slopes. If you happen to master your snowboarding and ski skills on the smaller slopes and want to hit the bigger slopes at one of Victoria’s larger resorts, Mount Hotham is only 13 kilometres away.
With competitive rates on family lift passes and no gate entry fee, it’s definitely an affordable hot spot for beginners.
It’s also home to the Dinner Plain Dog Sled Challenge. So, if you’ve had enough of skiing, you can watch powerful dog teams from across Australia race for the top prize!
Before you hit the slopes, make sure you have your ski gear sorted and if you need to purchase snowboards in Melbourne, come visit us at 360 South Road, Moorabbin. Or give us a call on 03 9553 0915.
If you’re too busy to check out our snow skis and snowboards in our Melbourne store, you can also shop our full range of snow gear online. Click here.
Mac’s: Victoria’s Best Ski and Board Hire01 August 2019
Do you have an urge to explore the northern Victorian ranges in.Read more
Mac’s Top spots for Skiing and Snowboarding in Australia this winter!13 June 2019
Despite what you might believe, there is a range of benefits to the cold.Read more
Christmas Gift Ideas At Mac’s Waterski World09 November 2018
The trees have been decorated, the shops are almost in chaos and reindeer antlers.Read more