The closest snow resort to Melbourne, Lake Mountain is an adrenaline-pumping year-round destination perfect for premier cross-country skiing, challenging mountain biking and invigorating walking.
Around 30 kilometres of well-marked ski trails wind through snowgum woodlands at Australia's top cross-country ski resort, a stone's through from Marysville. There are also toboggan slopes and snow play areas, making it an ideal and affordable destination for a family winter weekend.
When spring arrives those trails are transformed by bright wildflowers that last into summer. Scenic lookouts on the plateau offer spectacular panoramic views of the Victorian Alps to the east, across to Melbourne and over to the surrounding foothills of the Great Dividing Range to the west.
Exciting single-track mountain bike trails are dotted around the mountain, and dual flying foxes, dune buggies, laser skirmish, and much more keep the post-winter adrenaline pumping.
Lake Mountain is approximately 120 kilometres from Melbourne, or around an hour and 45 minute by car along the Eastern Freeway, Eastlink tollway and the Maroondah Highway.