Offering a mountain of fun all year round, Lake Mountain is Melbourne’s closest alpine resort, located about 2 hours north east of the City and only 25 minutes from the picturesque town of Marysville.

From June to September, Lake Mountain transforms into a winter wonderland with over 30kms of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The Snowsports Funpark, for tobogganing and snow play, is enhanced by snowmaking facilities, boosting the natural snow cover. Lake Mountain is an ideal first time snow experience.

The Snowsports School and Fischer Nordic Demo Centre, with world-class instructors and equipment, bring cross-country skiers back year after year. Kids aged 3 – 5 years can try out snowboarding at the Burton Riglet Park.

The Resort Rental Outlet offers clothing and snow boots for all ages and quality cross-country ski equipment and snow shoes. The Retail Shop has a range of clothing including gloves and beanies.  Vehicles may be required to carry wheel chains during the snow season, depending on snow conditions and these will need to be fitted where directed.

The Cafe is open 7 days a week during Winter, from 8.30am – 4.30pm, serving delicious hot food and drinks.

During the warmer months, the Café is open from 9am – 4pm Fri – Mon with a giant Jurassic themed jumping castle inflated inside, and a range of different sized mountain bikes available to hire – all including a helmet. ­­The trails are great for walking, with many scenic lookouts over the High Country, spectacular wildflowers and regenerating forest.

Lake Mountain is popular for both mountain biking and road cycling over the warmer months. With over 30kms of shared mountain bike trails and 20kms of single track, there’s plenty of terrain to suit all ages and ability levels.

The 21km road ascent from Marysville is a challenging and scenic way to cycle into the cooler air, going from around 450 metres to over 1300 metres altitude.

Nearby towns, off the mountain, offering great options for accommodation and many other services are Marysville, Buxton and Narbethong.

Images supplied by Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.

1071 Lake Mountain Road, Marysville, Vic, 3779

03 5957 7222