Snow season 2020

Snow season 2020 is on now. Strict capacity limits are in place, so things are a bit different this year. You must book ahead - even if you're just visiting for the day. Make sure you have booked resort entry, lift passes, and accommodation if you plan to stay the night. COVID-19 restrictions apply, which means physical distancing is in place on the slopes and throughout snow villages. Secure all the elements of your trip before you go and consider booking for mid-week or off-peak times. Plan ahead. Be safe. Be kind and enjoy the snow. Find out everything you need to 'snow' before you hit the mountain. Check resort websites and stay up to date with the latest advice on Victoria's travel restrictions from DHHS.

Overview

Mount Stirling

Located an easy 3 hour drive from Melbourne and just a 30 minute drive from neighbouring Mount Buller, Mount 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, Mount Stirling is well worth exploring.

Back country skiing and snowboarding

Intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders will revel in the unique back country experience that Mount Stirling has to offer. Trek to the summit through the stunning alpine landscape and be rewarded with the ultimate in fresh tracks. Enjoy piece of mind for your adventure with mountain huts and dedicated ski patrol services.

Mount Stirling also offers a quieter option for tobogganing and snowplay, with three toboggan areas for maximum fun the whole family can enjoy.

Recharge

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, only snow camping, but entry to Mount 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.

Under stars

Enjoy a true alpine experience and camp on Mount 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.

Mountain trails

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 and cross-country skiers will love the freedom and untouched terrain Mount 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.

Getting there

  • From Melbourne, travel east along the Eastern Freeway and then Maroondah Highway; head north at Chirnside Park and drive through Yarra Glen and Yea. Goulburn Valley Highway leads through Mansfield towards Mount Buller. Take Circuit Road up to the resort.

Fast facts

Mount Stirling

Resort size: 3000 ha
Cross country trails: 68 km
Highest altitude: 1749m
Beginner terrain: 20%
Intermediate terrain: 60%
Advanced terrain: 20%

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