Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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Family trips to the snow

From short trips to week-long holidays in the mountains, Victoria's snowfields are a great place for the whole family.

Day tripping
Get the kids into the car and head towards Victoria's snowfields for a day to remember. Start a snowball fight, build a snowman together, or race each other downhill on toboggans. Victoria's snow resorts come with designated snow play areas and many are conveniently located next to car parks, so you can drive to within a few metres of the snow. With resorts like Mt Baw Baw, Lake Mountain, Mt Stirling and Mt Buller so close to Melbourne you can enjoy a day in the snow and still be back in time for dinner. For safety reasons, use only moulded plastic toboggans, stay on tobogganing slopes, and remember that it is an offence to ride toboggans headfirst.

Snow holidays
Whether you're after the adrenalin rush of a downhill run, the bumps and jumps of terrain parks, or just some time on the mountain exploring, snow sports can be enjoyed by the whole family in a safe and healthy setting. With downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snow shoeing and snow tubing, as well as lot of fun activities on offer, there's no better way to keep the kids entertained and excited this winter.

It's easier than ever for families to take a snow holiday with an array of packages to pick from and plenty of family-friendly resorts to visit. Choose from a wide range of family-friendly accommodation, from self-catering apartments to fully catered hotels and lodges.

Snow sports schools have programs for all ages and all ability levels. At larger resorts, there are creche facilities for young families as well as specialist day and half-day ski school programs for kids.

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Lake Mountain, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Lake Mountain

Renowned as Australia's premier cross-country ski resort, Lake Mountain is the third most visited cross-country alpine resort in the world.

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Hotham, High Country, Victoria, Australia


Known as the 'powder capital' of Australia, Hotham is the highest Victorian resort and is renowned for its double black diamond terrain.

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Mt St Gwinear, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Mt St Gwinear

Throw the kids in the car and head to the slopes of Mt St Gwinear for a great day of toboggan rides, snow play and cross country skiing.

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Mt Stirling, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Mt Stirling

Mt Stirling offers inexpensive and accessible snow fields for the whole family including cross country skiing, snow shoeing and toboggan areas.

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Mt Buller, High Country, Victoria, Australia. Credit: Andrew Railton

Mt Buller

Ski from the slopes to your front door at this alpine wonderland nestled high on the ski fields, with quaint lodges, family digs and luxury hotels.

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Snowboarding at Mt Baw Baw, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Mt Baw Baw

Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is the closest downhill ski area to Melbourne, making it a popular destination for day-trippers and families alike.

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Falls Creek, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Falls Creek

Falls Creek Alpine Resort is Victoria's largest ski resort and is renowned for its reliable snow cover, cross country trails and terrain parks.

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Dinner Plain ski lodge, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Dinner Plain

Nestled between the snowgums on the highest freehold land in Australia, Dinner Plain is an eye-catching and relaxed alpine village.

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