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Located an easy 3 hour drive from Melbourne and just a 30 minute drive from neighbouring Mt Buller, Mt Stirling is a destination for all seasons. With more than 68 kilometres of maintained trails winding through sheltered woodlands of Alpine Ash and Snow Gums, Mt Stirling is well worth exploring.
Ski, board and toboggan
A renowned cross-country skiing destination, Mt Stirling boasts pristine trails that are both free to use and well sheltered. This means great skiing whatever the conditions. Intermediate to advanced snowboarders will revel in the unique back country experience that Mt Stirling has to offer. While there are no lifts on Mt Stirling, riders trek to the summit for the ultimate in fresh tracks.
Mt Stirling also offers a quieter option for tobogganing and snowplay, with three toboggan areas for maximum fun the whole family can enjoy.
Get going with a lesson or two at the ski school, recharge at the bistro, or warm up by the fire at the public shelter. Mount Stirling has no accommodation available but entry to Mt Buller and Mt Stirling are included in the one entry fee, and it is an easy 30 minute drive, ski or snow shoe walk between the resorts.
Enjoy a true alpine experience and camp on Mt Stirling. The resort features a number of refuge huts and snow camping areas, as well as a permanent alpine camp featuring a central tepee with a pot belly stove, cooking facilities and insulated tents.
The range of trails at Mt Stirling is ideal for snowshoers to explore. Be rewarded with unrestricted views of the surrounding region from the summit. Telemarkers will love the freedom and untouched terrain Mt Stirling has to offer. Take your pick of tree runs, powder bowls and groomed trails that stretch between the Stirling Summit and Telephone Box Junction.
While you're in the area, take some time to visit Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River. Other huts are dotted around the resort and provide a great base for ski touring.
Resort size: 3000 ha
Cross country trails: 68 km
Whether you're a novice or a weekend hero, there are plenty of places to cut up the slopes and practice your jumps all across Victoria's snowfields.
Victoria's major downhill ski resorts include Mount Buller, Falls Creek and Mount Hotham. Mt Baw Baw also has downhill slopes.
Cross-country skiing is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and provides a great physical work-out. Equipment is available for hire.
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