You probably know someone who has been to Melbourne for work or play. Chances are, you’ve already heard beautiful ski stories of the 2nd most populous city in Australia. It’s time for you to experience Victoria’s Snowfields yourself – and one of the best times to experience Melbourne is with fluffy snow all around you as you ski through the amazing Melbourne landscape!
Check out the 3 amazing snowfields below for a magical skiing experience!
Mt Buller ski resort is the most popular snowfield in Victoria, simply because of its family-centric activities being only 3 hours away from Melbourne. It’s so accessible you’ll find many Australians amidst tourists in the area! Its skiing terrain (all 300 hectares!) is suitable for all abilities and is equipped with the largest lift network in Victoria. You’ll find skiing an enjoyable experience for the whole family here.
For your little ones, there are two toboggan parks for keep them entertained with snow play throughout the day. For some pampering, the Breathtaker High Alpine Spa Retreat, Australia’s highest day spa will sound like a fantastic plan after a day of skiing and shopping. From the downslopes to the resorts, this winter wonderland is turning out to be perfect for the family!
The fourth highest point in Victoria, Mount Hotham adopted skiing as a means to get around in the early days, with timber planks strapped over boots. More than 100 years later, Mt Hotham is now a skiing destination for travelers all over the world who’re looking for a unique skiing experience – it is after all the highest ski resort among the 3 snowfields.
Beyond just skiing, go on dog sled tours or take a helicopter ride to Falls Creek. Toboggan parks are also available for some family fun. Hotham truly caters itself to everyone and it even has a downloadable guide for first-timers!
Traveling to Hotham takes a little longer – you’ll fly to Albury and transfer to a coach. But it’s worth the wait – Mt Hotham offers you a blistering adrenalin rush when you start skiing down its various slopes. This amazing Alpine village is bound to take your breath away!
Less than 5 hours away from Melbourne is Falls Creek, Victoria’s largest ski resort! There’s so much to do at Fall’s Creek alpine resort; you’ll be truly entertained here. Skiing and snowboarding are pretty much the main attraction, but over the years Falls Creek has transformed itself into an amazing family destination.
Snowmobiles are also available if you’d like a different experience in between skiing breaks. The most attractive experience at Falls Creek has to be night skiing at Wombats Ramble – Australia’s longest green run measuring 2.2 kilometres long. You’re literally skiing under the stars – a totally different experience than skiing in the day!
At night, Falls Creek buzzes with activities – its on-snow entertainment includes fireworks and features the Falls Creek’s skiers, boarders and also Pete the Snow Dragon. The Night Show is held at the Village Bowl and is a huge hit with the family.
These amazing snowfields operate during ski season from early June till September (while snow lasts!) and you’ll find spending just one night at Victoria’s Snowfields is never enough. The best time to go is when there’s less crowd – June and late August through to September are good value. It’s cheaper and less crowded during these times!
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