Tips for driving in the snow and on icy roads
Before you hit the road and head for the ski fields up the icy and winding road, make sure you know how to get there and back safely.
Winter is coming. Sub-zero temperatures and precipitation mean there’s snow on the peaks, and convoys of vehicles queueing to access our alpine areas.
Whether it’s tobogganing, snowboarding, skiing or just taking the kids to freeze their mitts off building a snowperson, the lure of playing in powder sees hundreds of thousands of Victorians heading for the hills.
Buoyed by the first full snow season since 2019, Victorians flocked to the mountains in 2022, with the state's alpine resorts recording more than one million visitors, a number which represents a 58 per cent increase on the ten-year visitor average.
The Victorian snow season runs approximately from June to the end of September or start of October each year. In 2023, major resorts like Mount Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Hotham and Mount Baw Baw have announced their seasons will officially run from June 9 to October 1.
Whether you're a regular on the slopes or it's your first time visiting an alpine resort, here are some basic tips to ensure you and your car are ready for the journey to and from the snow.