First Time at the snow?

If you’re a first timer to the Victorian snow, we know you’ll have lots of questions about hitting the mountain resorts. To help you out, check out our First Timers’ Guide for tips on when to go, what to pack, road and weather conditions, the gear you’ll need and most importantly, everything you can do when you get here so you have the best possible experience with your family and friends

Lift Passes

The only way is up, baby!

If you plan on skiing or snowboarding, a trip or ten up on the lift is a necessity, and the lift pass a necessary purchase.

Snow Sports Schools

Luck favours the prepared…and although you’re probably eager to join everyone else up on the mountain, it’s a good idea to learn the basics before you head out.

Equipment Rental

Whether you’re a board hound or a ski bunny, it’s important that you have the right gear, that it fits and feels right, and that it’s suitable for your needs.

Travelling to Snow Victoria

Like every aspect of your snow holiday, you have choice when it comes to getting here. You can drive direct to the resorts, or fly to Albury and take the two hour drive to nearby Hotham and Falls Creek resorts. Keep in mind that most resorts offer bus services so you can park your car at the mountain or leave it at the bottom of the mountain and take the bus up to the resort. You can also take a bus from Melbourne or Albury if you prefer not to drive.

 Mt Buller Snow Resort

 Mt Stirling Snow Resort

Falls Creek Snow Resort

Hotham Snow Resort

Lake Mountain Snow Resort

Dinner Plain Snow Resort

Mt Baw Baw Snow Resort

Accommodation

Imagine being immersed in total comfort amongst an amazing snow village

Fancy and modern apartment-style accommodation? Or comfy and cosy mountain lodge?

Each Snow Victoria resort offers its own unique accommodation options so you’ll easily find the perfect place to stay in the snow.

For first-timers, on-snow accommodation is often the way to go. Staying close to the slopes means you maximise your time on the snow – and it doesn’t have to be too expensive.

A ski lodge may sound a little extravagant, but it’s not all that different from staying at someone’s house, everything is considered and some even offer meals.

Most resorts provide good-value accommodation in self-catered apartments or at the resort hotel.

HOT TIP: Book early and book smart. Weekends probably won’t be the cheapest, but a mid-week break can be a great way to save.

Off Mountain Accommodation

Off-mountain definitely doesn’t mean off-action. In most cases, you’re actually smack-bang in the centre of the action. Because the towns…

Hostels

On a budget? Hostels offer a great alternative as they combine both multi-share and private room accommodation with self-catering facilities…

Lodges

Think cosy communal fireplaces and home-style cooking. Our ski lodges have a well-deserved romantic reputation, and it’s no wonder staying…

Hotels

Our hotels are buzzing hives of activity. Full of excitement as snow-goers ferry to-and-from from the mountain, settle by the…

Apartments

Ahhh the apartment. A great choice for a stay in the snow with family or a group of friends. They’re…