The closest downhill Skiing and Snowboarding to Melbourne

The Mount Baw Baw snowfields offer the closest downhill skiing and snowboarding to Melbourne.  Located on the Baw Baw Plateau, which runs from Mount Erica in the south to Mount Whitelaw in the north, the resort is an easy drive 2.5 hours east of Melbourne up from the Latrobe Valley. With its friendly environment catering to day visitors and longer term snow stayers, Mt Baw Baw provides plenty of beginner terrain for all ages to learn how to ski or snowboard.

Offering cross-country skiing, boarding and skiing, Mt Baw Baw has over 30 hectares of downhill terrain, seven ski lifts, several snow play areas, 10 kilometres of groomed cross-country trails and unlimited terrain to explore – days and days of adventure await! Parents will love the Kids Club where the team at Mt Baw Baw can teach the little ones how to ski or brush up on their skills. Snow play is always encouraged with tobogganing, snowshoeing and Dog Sledding Tours to make a memorable trip. Check with the resort for lesson availability or for other events and activities designed for couples or the whole family.

Mt Baw Baw Highlights

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.


Experience the simple pleasures of snow play at our accessible Toboggan Parks. Our gentle slopes are perfect for those new to the snow and there is a toboggan run for all ages and levels of skill.

Dine in spectacular views

The Village Restaurant offers spectacular views, delicious food, wine and excellent customer service. Spend the afternoon on the deck and enjoy Gippsland’s fine produce and renowned local wines. Perched at an altitude of 1460m and located centrally in the Village you can marvel at the views stretching over the Latrobe Valley below.

Snow Sport Schools

Freshen Up Your Skills at Baw Baw

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

Mt Baw Baw Snow School

The Mt Baw Baw Snow Sports Team is there to help you learn and improve! To make the most of your snow holiday, it’s a good idea to take a...


Mt. Baw Baw provides the perfect stay and play opportunity within easy reach of Melbourne, making the village the perfect place for you and your family to escape.

Getting there


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  • Highest lifted altitude: 1562m
  • Skiable area: 30ha
  • Snow making area: YES
  • Total number of lifts: 7
  • Beginners terrain: 25%
  • Intermediate terrain: 64%
  • Advanced terrain: 11%
  • Terrain park: 3
  • Snow sports school: YES
  • Night skiing: NO