Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort is nestled high amongst the Great Dividing Range, and is the closest downhill ski resort to Melbourne. The resort is situated on the edge of the Baw Baw Plateau and offers spectacular views across West Gippsland towards Bass Strait and Western Port Bay.There are colourful wildflowers throughout summer and an abundance of animal life, making it a spectacular year-round destination.
The village, with its friendly atmosphere and modern facilities caters for the day tripper and long term visitor. With accommodation, ski hire, food outlets, retail, medical & information centres all within easy walking distance of the car parks, the village is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area.
Head to Mt Baw Baw for year-round family fun. The fabulous food and wine at Village Central combined with stunning views and a wide selection of accommodation makes it easy for you to stay as long as you like.
Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort’s new Wellbeing Centre features a Rock Spa Pool, which is nestled in among the rocks and the snow gums. You can relax all year round in the warm spa pool, wind down and feel a “world away” in this magnificent alpine setting.
Other all year round offerings include the Alpine Bungee Tramp, Dry Slope Tubing, Big Air Bag, Conferences, Weddings and local food and produce at Village Central and Kelly’s Lodge.
It is impossible to imagine a better backdrop to a bush walk or mountain bike ride than rolling green hills and hints of villages all the way from the mountains to the bay and Mornington Peninsula. Escape to the mountain during the Green Season and connect with nature. Soak up the sunshine, take a leisurely walk amongst the wildflowers, or pack your bikes and embark on a mountain biking adventure! For the less adventurous, sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning mountain views. At the end of the day, soak in the Rock Spa Pool and then take in sunsets that are breathtaking, and unique to Mt Baw Baw.
Mt St Gwinear, Mt Erica and the Mt Baw Baw Alpine Village are ideal bases to start your bushwalk. At Mt St Gwinear, see the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys from View Point, then continue on to open, grassy plains and the headwaters of North Cascade Creek. The numerous alpine walks offer a vista of Mountain Ash rainforest and a longer walk to Mushroom Rocks along the Australian Alps Walking Track is highly recommended. From Mt Baw Baw, you can access the long-distance Australian Alps Walking Track to the ACT. Dotted with snow gums, mosses, buttercups, spectacular views and unusual wildlife, all trails are graded for difficulty and maps, guides and packed lunches are available.
Winter in West Gippsland is the time to rug up for snow sports at Mt Baw Baw and Mt St Gwinear. Adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy the action on offer at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort, with multiple terrain parks, downhill ski runs, snowboarding and plenty of space to indulge in a little snow play or tobogganing. Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is a great place to learn how to ski and is family friendly so make sure you have your mittens, as building a snowman is a must!
It’s a cross-country skier’s paradise with over 30 km of cross-country and snowshoe trails. With the purchase of a new snow groomer in 2010, there is scope for countless tracks and challenges for either Classic Cross Country or Skating. If you’re new to skiing and snowboarding, Mt Baw Baw’s Snow Sports Centre offers lessons and tuition so that you can get out there and enjoy idyllic alpine scenery. For the more advanced, take a tour from Mt St Gwinear across the Baw Baw Plateau, and finish with a meal and accommodation at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort.
The many ski lodges and cabins offer warm and welcoming winter accommodation for families, groups and couples.You can choose from lodge or backpackers’ accommodation, or for something a little more private, hotel rooms and self-contained cabins or apartments are available.
Note: Wheel chains are required during snow season to reach Mount Baw Baw.
Must See & Do
- Hike the 40km Great Walhalla Alpine Trail, winding down from the Mt Baw Baw peaks into the stunning historic village of Walhalla
- Sip a coffee on the balcony at Village Central, soaking up the high altitude atmosphere
- Search out the elusive Lyrebird, quite common on the mountain
- Get your family or friends together and stay in a lodge or private cabin, where you can start and finish the day relaxing, reminiscing and enjoying peaceful surrounds
- Scoot down the slopes specially designed for tobogganing
- Develop, practice and perform tricks in the terrain park
- Learn to ski on an easy slope or tackle a harder run if you are more experienced