Every year the winter comes and goes, not without a little inconvenience but often without a lot of snow. This year is different and a trip to one of Victoria’s alpine regions is a great idea if you’re planning to be around the next few months. Conditions are some of the best we’ve seen in a decade with up to a metre and a half of snow already and more on the way.
The closest region is Mt. Baw Baw but for better snow you should go at least as far as Mt. Buller (three to four hours from Melbourne). This is the most developed of our alpine towns with a vibrant community and plenty to do on and off the slopes. A little further afield, Mt. Hotham and Falls Creek (five to six hours from Melbourne) often enjoy the best snow conditions and slightly smaller crowds.
Our tip is to avoid the weekends and Interschool Championships. If you can rustle up a valid university card it will save you a fair bit on the cost of lift tickets. Hiring gear before you reach the mountain is a great way to save time and money but you’re stuck with it if there are any problems.
If you’re interested in a snow trip from Melbourne give us a ring, Localing Tours can organise the perfect daytrip or overnight adventure.