With the long awaited cold front hitting Victoria’s Alpine Resort’s in recent days there’s no better time for your family to visit Melbourne’s two closest snow destinations, Mt Baw Baw and Lake Mountain.
Mt Baw Baw
Mt Baw Baw alpine village is Melbourne’s closest downhill ski resort offering a fun, safe and affordable snow experience through winter and endless hours of outdoor adventure year round.
Situated at the Southern boundary of the Victorian Alps, Mt Baw Baw boasts over 35 hectares of downhill terrain, seven lifts, two terrain parks, 10km of cross country ski trails, three snow play areas and unlimited terrain amongst the snow gums to explore.
Kids Club is a fantastic starting point for your child’s first ski or snowboarding experience. Our instructors will guide your child through a progressive program focused on establishing skill and technique in a friendly, fun environment.
Froglet Ski (4-6 years) – 3 hours $60, 6 hours $110.
Child Ski or Snowboard (7-13 years) – 3 hour + Lift $110, 6 hour + Lift $160
With the kids covered why not book in for a private or adult group lesson. Further information on the website: http://mountbawbaw.com.au/things-to-do/snowsport-lessons.
Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours
Come and enjoy the backcountry trails of Mt Baw Baw by dog sled. Have your team of eight sled dogs whisk you away under the snowgums to parts of the resort you never knew existed. This activity is great for all ages and abilities and is sure to be something you will remember for the rest of your life.
There is a range of tours available including the popular Village Tour. Hear the excitement of the dogs build, as they get ready to take you on our Village tour. Jump in the sled and learn about the team of Howling Huskys you have running with you as our experienced musher educates you on the history and tradition of sled dogs. Along the way take in the amazing scenery and complete your tour with cuddles, pats and many photos. This tour is great for all ages!
Approximately 30 minutes in the sled- 15 minutes of pictures, pat/cuddles, questions hook and unhook team. $250 for 2 people riding together.
For further information and to book visit http://www.howlinghuskys.com.au.
Frozen Snow Play Park
New in 2015, Frozen Snow Play Park is located just below the Village Restaurant and features colourful giant igloos with a small toboggan slope. This park provides stunning views out over the LaTrobe Valley. It is also the place to be every weekend for fun kids activities including toboggan races and special appearances from Frosti the Frog.
Other toboggan runs and snow play areas at Mt Baw Baw include Frosti Frog Hollow Toboggan Park, Froglets Toboggan Park and Frantic Frog Park.
With toboggan hire on the mountain from just $8, it makes for a fun and affordable day out for the whole family.
Enjoy a weekend escape with the family to Mt Baw Baw and create life long memories with those you love. The Mountain Magic package provides you will all the inclusions that you will need to ensure family fun for all.
- 2 nights accommodation for 2 adults and 2 children
- 3 day gate entry – for 1 passenger vehicle
- Private Ski or Snowboard Lesson for the family
- Family Lift Tickets for 2 days
- Dinner at the Village Restaurant- choice of a main meal per person
- Ski Hire – skis, boots & poles per person
For further information about this package and other great value offers visit the website: http://mountbawbaw.com.au/packages/mountain-magic-peak
Lake Mountain is Melbourne’s closest and most affordable alpine resort. After just 2 hours drive you can be in a winter wonderland, offering over 30kms of cross-country trails for skiing and snowshoeing, with toboggan slopes and snow play areas ideal for first time snow experiences.
Fischer Nordic Fun Park
Lake Mountain’s new Fischer Nordic Fun Park offers kids under 10 the chance to learn to ski for FREE with introductory lessons every weekend until the end of the season. Lessons include the use of brand new Fischer ski gear in the dedicated Fischer Fun Park Area. Lake Mountain’s snow making ensures that the Fischer Nordic Fun Park will be open all weekends, regardless of natural snowfall.
Looking for some exhilarating family fun? Lake Mountain’s adventure activities have you covered. Each activity costs only $15 per person and includes a dual 240 metre flying fox, outdoor laser skirmish and all weather tube run.
Family Snow Play Package
Take advantage of this value packed winter experience and create lifelong family memories with Lake Mountain’s Family Snow Play Package
- Resort vehicle entry for 1 car
- Toboggan Hire x 4
- Lunch voucher x 4
- Valid for2 adults and 2 children (under 16 years)
- Additional child $29
Only $149, bookable online: http://lakemountainresort.com.au/tickets