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

The snow season in Victoria officially runs from the King's Birthday long weekend in early June until either the last weekend of September or first weekend of October. However good snow dumps may occur before and after this period, thus the official start and end of the snow season is subject to seasonal variations.

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 Bright, Harrietville, Omeo
Falls Creek 385 kilometres Yes Mount Beauty
Lake Mountain 120 kilometres No Marysville
Mount Baw Baw 176 kilometres Yes Erica, Moe, Noojee, Rawson, Tanjil Bren, Walhalla
Mount Buffalo 342 kilometres No (camping only) Bright, Myrtleford, Porepunkah
Mount Buller 236 kilometres Yes Mansfield, Merrijig
Mount Donna Buang 92 kilometres No Warburton
Mount Hotham 376 kilometres Yes Bright, Harrietville, Omeo
Mount St Gwinear 197 kilometres No (camping only) Erica, Moe, Rawson, Walhalla
Mount Stirling 245 kilometres 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.