Lake Mountain: Premier Cross-Country Ski Resort
Lake Mountain is a ski resort located enticingly close to Melbourne being only about 90kms away. It’s a popular destination for day travellers but those who choose to stay longer will be well rewarded. Lake Mountain is one of Australia’s premier cross-country ski resorts and each year the region gets many visitors from all around the world.
White-clad snowgum woodlands make a stunning backdrop for the Lake Mountain snowfields, which feature over 30 km of ski, toboggan and walking trails. It’s a popular destination for everyone from novices to experienced old hands, and families are well catered for with snow shoeing and snow mobile rides also on offer.
Visit during other seasons, and Lake Mountain puts on a stunning display of wildflowers. Head for a casual stroll, a full-throttle hike or try one of the adventurous mountain biking tracks. Cyclists might also make a beeline for the next Lake Mountain Granite Grind, a mountain biking weekend tentatively scheduled for February 2013. For less strenuous activity, pack a picnic lunch and head to one of the scenic lookouts for panoramic views encompassing the Victorian Alps, and extending to Melbourne and the foothills of the Great Dividing Range.
The Lake Mountain Alpine Resort offers cafés, restaurants, shops and activities year round, and a variety of accommodation is available in nearby Marysville, Buxton-Narbethong, Taggerty, Alexandra-Eildon and the gorgeous Yarra Valley. Finish a picture-perfect day on the slopes with dinner featuring the best of High Country produce and a comfortable bed in a country inn, cute cottage, contemporary villa, or luxury retreat.