Lake Mountain

Lake Mountain is the closest snow resort to Melbourne, making it a convenient option for families looking to enjoy a day in the snow. Hit the road  Snow Trip Melbourne and be playing in the snow in just two hours.

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Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is an officially designated alpine resort in Victoria, operated by Alpine Resorts Victoria.

Despite being most famous for its snow season, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort offers activities for families, adventurers, and Wildflower enthusiasts throughout the year.

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is the closest alpine snow resort to Melbourne, just a 2-hour drive away. It offers over 35 km of cross-country skiing trails and various activities for snow newcomers. The resort aims to make it accessible for people of all ages and abilities to visit at any time of the year and enjoy outdoor adventures.

In the snow season, Lake Mountain transforms into a winter wonderland with activities for the whole family. Enjoy designated snow play areas, and toboggan runs for a fun experience. You can also try snowshoeing at a slower pace, with lessons and guided tours available through our Snowsports Department. Snow gear and equipment can be hired for your convenience.

Snowboard lessons are offered for children ages 5-14, while cross-country ski lessons are available for individuals ages four and older.

After the snow melts, the mountain becomes a colourful landscape with wildflowers blooming. Guided Wildflower walks are available from November to January.

A new single-track mountain bike trail called the Cascades was completed in 2019 at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort, running from the resort village to Marysville.


Things to do

Lake Mountain is a year-round destination near the Yarra and Goulburn valleys. The resort has skiing lessons, beginners snowboarding park, tobogganing, and activities like a flying fox and tube ride. There is also 30 km of groomed cross-country skiing. Visitors can enjoy bushwalking, mountain biking, picnics, and nature walks at the resort in warmer months.


Equipment hire

The starting price for ski packages is $40 per adult or child, including skis, boots, and poles. Snowshoe packages, which include boots and poles, start at $25 for children and $35 for adults. Toboggan packages, which include a toboggan, pants, and boots, start at $50 for children and $60 for adults. If you want to rent a sled, it is $14 per day.

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Where to stay

Accommodation options are easily accessible in Lake Mountain's surrounding towns and villages. Visitors can choose from budget-friendly caravan and holiday parks starting at $95 per night or middle-range, self-contained lakeside cottages in Healesville and Marysville for around $200 per night.

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat in Narbethong is a 30-minute from Lake Mountain and offers luxurious accommodations. Amenities include an in-ground jet spa, balcony views, fireplaces, minibar, and in-room kitchens. Guests can also enjoy activities such as horse riding and complimentary bike rentals, with optional breakfast and in-room massages available for an extra fee.

Plan fun activities for the offseason

Rent a mountain bike or come to Lake Mountain in the warmer months for a more relaxing ride off-road or on the road. Relaxing nature walks or more intense climbs are possible on the mountain trails. You can also try laser tag, flying fox, or tubing.