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Snowfields accommodation

Snowfields accommodation

Victoria is home to world-class snowfields that attract visitors from far and wide.

The snow season in Victoria officially runs from the Queen's Birthday weekend in early June until the end of September, but sometimes good snow dumps may occur before and after this period.

At some of the larger snow resorts, visitors keen to ski, snowboard, snow tube, half pipe and go cross-country will find a range of on-mountain accommodation choices to suit their needs, from backpackers lodges to luxury chalet, plus plenty of entertainment options and services.

For those on a budget, consider off-mountain accommodation in towns located near the snow resorts. There will be many accommodation choices, and the shops and restaurants will be catering for the influx of visitors that the snow season brings. You can then drive or catch a bus up to the mountain to enjoy all the activities on offer.

Snowfield From Melbourne On-mountain accommodation Off-mountain accommodation
Dinner Plain 388 kilometres Yes Yes Bright, Harrietville, Omeo
Falls Creek 385 kilometres Yes Yes Mount Beauty
Lake Mountain 120 kilometres No No Marysville
Mount Baw Baw 176 kilometres Yes Yes Erica, Moe, Noojee, Rawson, Tanjil Bren, Walhalla
Mount Buffalo 342 kilometres No No (camping only) Bright, Myrtleford, Porepunkah
Mount Buller 236 kilometres Yes Yes Mansfield, Merrijig
Mount Donna Buang 92 kilometres No No Warburton
Mount Hotham 376 kilometres Yes Yes Bright, Harrietville, Omeo
Mount St Gwinear 197 kilometres No No (camping only) Erica, Moe, Rawson, Walhalla
Mount Stirling 245 kilometres No No (Mount Buller is nearby) Mansfield, Merrijig

Visiting outside of the snow season

When there's no snow during the warmer months of the year, Victoria's snowfields offer breathtaking native beauty, ideal for bush walking, mountain bike riding, horse riding, fishing, abseiling and scenic drives. It's an idyllic holiday location for reconnecting with nature.