Melbourne’s closest DOWNHILL SKI Resort!
Mt Baw Baw is an all season alpine resort, open YEAR ROUND for summer and winter adventure. The resort caters for snowboarders, skiers and snow enthusiasts during winter and outdoor adventurers, hikers and bike riders during the summer months.
Mt Baw Baw is only 2.5hrs from Melbourne, 3 hrs from the Mornington Peninsula & 1hr from the heart of Gippsland
Mt Baw Baw is located 120 km east of Melbourne and 50 km north of the Latrobe Valley
Given the nature of the terrain & the lift network, the Mt Baw Baw snowfields are ideal for the snowboarder, downhill & cross country skier during winter
With over 35 hectares of groomed runs, seven ski lifts, two snow play areas, 10kms of groomed x-country ski trails & unlimited terrain amongst the snowgums to explore, you will be hard pressed to find a better outdoor venue so close to Melbourne
Mt Baw Baw is a family friendly alpine resort, offering dog sled tours during winter, group snowsports lessons and affordable family accommodation packages
During the warmer months, Mt Baw Baw comes alive with spectacular wildflowers. The Resorts walking trails link to a wider network of trails within the Baw Baw National Park and also the Great Alpine Walking Trail. The Resort is also home to a national standard downhill mountain bike trail which is open most weekends during summer
The Village Restaurant is open year round offering delicious meals using locally sourced produce and spectacular views across West Gippsland. The Village Restaurant also takes group bookings for conferences, special occasions and weddings
The village, with its friendly atmosphere and modern facilities caters for the day tripper and long term visitor. With accommodation, ski hire, food outlets, retail, medical & information centres all within easy walking distance of the car parks, the village is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area!
Mt Baw Baw web site CLICK HERE to find out all about Mt Baw Baw before you go.
Mt Baw Baw Village map CLICK HERE to see a map so you know where you are going before you get there.
Mt Baw Baw ski resort is surrounded by National Park and is set amongst beautiful snow gum trees.
It takes 20 minutes to get to the ski village at Baw Baw from our Mt Baw Baw accommodation in Tanjil Bren. Go before 8.45 am or after 10 am as during peak times delays may happen on weekends during the busiest time.
Town: Via Noojee / Rawson
Top Lift Elevation: 5133 ft
Vertical Drop: 309 ft
Skiable Acres: 91
Terrain: 40% easy 40% moderate 20% difficult
Terrain parks: 3
Toboggan Parks: 2
Total cross country: 10 km
Nearest international airport: Melbourne
Nearest train station: Warragul
Information: 1300 651 136
163 km (101 miles) northeast of Melbourne.
If you are going to Mt Baw Baw,
It is required by law to carry chains when travelling to Mount Baw Baw.
Chains must be carried during the snow season regardless of snow conditions.
Diamond pattern chains are preferable due to the steep gradient of the access road.
Upon entry to the Resort, you will be directed by Mountain Staff where and when to fit your chains. Depending on the snowfall this generally takes place once you have passed the Gate Entry. It is your responsibility to know how to fit wheel chains and ensure they are the correct size. If in doubt please ask your chain retailer for instructions.
Local Chain Hire is available at:
Tanjil Lodge, Tanjil Bren 03 5621 0173. See Jenny, Chris or Tim.
Hours: 7 am till late daily
BAW BAW SPORTS & OUTDOORS
The One stop snow shop ! Chain hire and snowboards, skis, clothing & accessories also available
Free chain fitting when you hire chains from Baw Baw Sports and Outdoors, specializing in the hire and fitting of diamond pattern snow chains approved for use at Mt Baw Baw to suit most makes and models including 4wd.
With two convenient locations – Neerim South and Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort Entry you can choose to travel either route to and from Mt Baw Baw, alternate pick up and return is available. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
You can also purchase your Resort Entry permit to Mt Baw Baw with us in store at Neerim South!
Open from 7am til late, 7 days a week
135-137 Main Road, Neerim South
p: 1800 106 078
ERICA SKI HIRE
Coming from Melbourne or Gippsland? Try the quicker easier access to Baw Baw via the Moe/Erica or Traralgon/Rawson roads.
Save time, book your diamond pattern chains and toboggans online at www.ericaskihire.com.au. Erica Ski Hire has diamond pattern wheel chains for 2WD and 4WD vehicles.
You can also purchase your Resort Entry permit to Mt Baw Baw with us!
Also available for hire:
- XC Skis
- Snow Shoes
- Walking Boots
- Clothing including jackets, pants, baby and toddlers suits.
Plus a great range of budget gloves, beanies, and goggles.
School Road, Erica
p: 03 5165 3353
Icy Creek Chain Hire, Icy Creek (03) 5621 0180
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-10pm, Sat/Sun 7.30am-7pm
We recommend that you bring; gloves, a plastic sheet and a torch (if fitting at night) for when you are required to fit and remove chains. You will be denied access to the Resort if you do not have chains. Also be advised that pets are not allowed into the Resort.
Have some fun up there and just remember to put your wood burner on slow combust so your Lodge will be good and warm when you return.