Visit Australia’s most accessible Snow Resort at Lake Mountain

At only 120 minutes’ drive from Melbourne, Lake Mountain is the most accessible of the Victorian snow resorts. Its accessibility makes it popular for a quick day trip or weekend snow play adventure. Good natural snowfall makes Lake Mountain prime for snow play, snow shoeing, tobogganing cross country skiing and of course making your own snowman.

This place is also Australia’s only resort that can produce snow at temperatures of up to 25 degrees thanks to the Wyss Blanc CC 30, a state of the art snow making machine. This unique capability allows snow covered toboggan runs to be open right through the season, regardless of weather or natural snow fall.

Family packages are available for advance purchase that include vehicle entry to the mountain, toboggan hire and a lunch voucher for the entire family (skiing packages are also available). Equipment hire is conveniently located on the mountain. Perfect for introducing young family members to the joys of snow, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort encourages plenty of snowball throwing and exclusively hosts the Australian Snowman Festival inviting everyone to make a snowman and post their picture to Instagram to be in the running for great prizes.

Lake Mountain Highlights

Snowman’s Village

Let your imagination run wild building a snowman or having a mega snowball challenge. Lake Mountain has an abundance of snow play areas available for family fun.  Unlike other alpine resorts, Lake Mountain’s unique snow-making capability guarantees that snow play will be possible throughout the season regardless of weather or natural snow fall.


It’s action stations on the toboggan slopes with a sure fix of thrills and spills. Guaranteed to provide hours of fun for the whole family, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort has five dedicated toboggan slopes in the main resort precinct with runs to suit every level of skill, or bravery.

Cross Country Ski Lessons

Never skied before? Not a problem! Lake Mountain’s world-class Snowsports Centre will get you going in no time. Fast track your way into another world with a rewarding lesson from one of our experienced and friendly ski instructors.

Lake Mountain-Snow Shoe

Snow Sport Schools

Freshen Up Your Skills at Lake Mountain

Lessons aren’t just for beginners, even once you’ve become adept at manoeuvring down the mountain, it’s a good idea to…

Lake Mountain Snow School

Make the most of your visit to Lake Mountain by having a ski lesson. Lessons run by our enthusiastic and qualified ski instructors are available for all skill levels, and...


Lake Mountain accommodations can be found in nearby areas such as Marysville, Buxton, Narbethong, Taggerty and the Yarra Valley.

Getting There

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  • Highest lifted altitude: 1480m
  • Skiable area: 37km cross country trails
  • Snow making area: 3ha
  • Total number of lifts: Cross county
  • Beginners terrain: 38%
  • Intermediate terrain: 34%
  • Advanced terrain: 28%
  • Terrain park: NO
  • Snow sports school: YES
  • Night skiing: NO