Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Lake Mountain is Melbourne's closest and most affordable alpine resort, offering a mountain of fun all year round.

From June to September, Lake Mountain transforms into a winter wonderland providing an ideal first time snow experience. Offering over 30km of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, with an abundance of snow play areas and toboggan runs. A range of adventure activities are also available (weather permitting), including a dual 240 metre flying fox, outdoor laser skirmish and an exhilarating tube run.

Snowmaking facilities ensure a guaranteed snow cover for snow play and tobogganing throughout the season, regardless of temperature or natural snow conditions.

The Snowsports School and Fischer Nordic Demo Centre confirm Lake Mountain’s position as the premier cross-country skiing mountain, with world-class instructors and equipment bringing skiers back year after year.

The 'Burton Riglet Park' lessons offer 3 - 6 year olds the opportunity to learn basic snowboarding skills and is a great program to introduce your kids to the snow. In 2018 we introduced the 'Burton Learn To Ride' program offering 7 - 14 year olds the chance to build and develop on their snowboarding skills and confidence. The moving carpet in this area will give your child more time on the snow in these small, friendly group lessons.

The well stocked Rental Department is convenient to hire all your snow clothing and equipment from and caters for a broad range of ages and sizes. The on mountain Retail Shop offers competitively priced mitts, gloves, beanies, goggles, snow shoes, snow clothing, fun souvenirs and a range of Lake Mountain branded clothing. The Lake Mountain Cafe is open 7 days a week offering a variety of food and hot and cold beverages.

During the warmer months the trails are great for walking, with many scenic lookouts, spectacular wildflowers and regenerating forest.

Lake Mountain is popular for both mountain biking and road cycling during green season. Stunning landscape, granite boulders and sweeping vistas, provide visual appeal and exciting terrain that lends itself to an authentic mountain biking experience. With 35km of relaxed ski trails to explore and 20km of challenging single track there is sure to be plenty of terrain to suit all ages and levels of ability.

As the closest of the 7 Peaks to Melbourne that form part of the 7 Peaks Challenge, the Lake Mountain climb presents riders with a challenging 20.78km ascent. 

The Lake Mountain Cafe is open Friday to Sunday during the green season, offering visitors delicious meals, cake and coffee.  A range of different sized mountain bikes are available to hire – all including a helmet.

On occasions, due to heavy snow fall, it is necessary to carry and fit snow chains to two-wheel drive vehicles. Check out the daily snow report before you leave in the morning on the website home page for chain requirements for two-wheel drive vehicles or contact the resort directly on 03 5957 7201. Traffic advisory signs are also located at Marysville where chains can be hired. Chain days are called each morning around 6am, as snow conditions can be unpredictable days in advance.

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