The best ski resorts and slopes in Victoria
3 hours 15 minutes from Melbourne
Not too far from Melbourne lies Mt Buller, a premiere snow resort featuring 300 hectares of area to ski, 20 chair lifts, and a range of options Dubbed Victoria’s premiere snow resort, the iconic mountain features 300 hectares of area to ski, 20 chair lifts and a range of options from beginner to expert. For skiers, lessons and snow gear is available, as well as a range of parks offering everything from small Ollie on rails to slopestyle course, tobogganing, and snowboarding.
The Mt Buller Village also offers accommodation, a day spa, and a wealth of attractions off the field including bars, restaurants, a cinema, shops, and rock climbing.
Lift passes and costs: Lift tickets at Mt Buller is called a 'B-Pass,' which can be pre-bought and loaded with lift tickets, lessons and passes to access chair lifts and ski area. Prices vary depending on if you are looking at a day pass, accommodation package, or season pass. An afternoon pass for an adult starts at $53.50.
How do I get to Mt Buller? Drive, catch public transport or fly. Avid snow-lovers can choose to drive, or could also elect to take a private transfer. Coach services are also available during the snow season from Melbourne and Geelong, as well as V-Line and micro-flight helicopter options.
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Mt Hotham, VIC
4 hours 30 minutes from Melbourne
Known as Australia’s highest alpine village in the Great Diving Range, Mt Hotham is popular with skiers both beginning and well-seasoned. Located in the Great Diving Range, Mt Hotham is popular with both beginner and veteran skiers.
The resort, which has been a hot spot for skiers for over 125 years, consists of spectacular 360-degree alpine views, 13 chair lifts, and over 35 km of cross-country skiing trails.
The resort also offers snow-friendly activities including tobogganing, snowmobile rides, dog sledding, dining, bars, and day spas with accommodation.
Lift passes and costs: Lift tickets for Mt Hotham can only be purchased online, and start at $159.00 for a day pass.
How do I get to Mt Hotham? You have a myriad of options to get to Mt Hotham. Car is a popular option, with day and overnight parking available. Hotham airport is also home to commercial, private and charter flights from Victoria and NSW, while taxi, coach and private transfers are also available.