2 amazing private snow tour day trips in Victoria
If you love going to the snow but don’t want the hassle of lugging ski equipment to the mountain on your own why not do the snow in style and take a private snow tour day trip to Victoria’s breathtaking snowfields. For the ultimate snow day do nothing but explore and experience the thrills and spills of Victoria’s winter wonderland while relaxing at the same time because everything is taken care of.
It’s as easy as booking a date during the snow season from June to early October, getting picked up from your hotel and arriving a few hours later at one of Victoria’s premium snow destinations: Lake Mountain and Mt Buller. These world-class snowfields are the closest to Melbourne and a great way to maximise your snow adventure all in one incredible day.
Family fun snow play at Lake Mountain
Always wanted to see the snow? Lake Mountain is home to Australia’s finest cross-country skiing and an array of snow play activities for all ages and abilities. Only a 2-hour drive from Melbourne, this remarkable snow play destination is ideal for families, friends and couples wishing to spend a day in the snow on one of Victoria’s spectacular mountaintops. This is the place to go if you’re keen to experience the snow in all its pristine glory. Lake Mountain Resort provides a fantastic introduction for first-time snow enthusiasts and the most avid cross-country skiers.
Cross-country skiing on Lake Mountain anyone?
As a day-only resort, Lake Mountain is perfectly set up for everyone to enjoy the best the resort has to offer, all in one day. The mountain itself is a 1,433-metre-high peak on a plateau with the ski resort located at the top. Only 20 minutes drive from Marysville there is over 35km of cross-country skiing trails with over 10 well-maintained trails for beginners and intermediate to advanced terrain cross-country skiers. There is no need for chairlifts on this little mountain jam-packed with fun. Arrange a ski lesson and spend 4-5 hours gliding through this pristine white bushland with your fellow skiers. Don’t worry if the snow isn’t falling, there’s snow all season with their latest snow-making technology. You will get your day’s worth of spectacular snow fun!
How much snow play can you fit in one day?
There’s plenty more than cross-country skiing too. Try the many outdoor snow activities from exhilarating snowboarding, whizzing down one of the three toboggan runs, including the popular Village toboggan run, get creative with snowman building, hone your snow angel and snowball making and throwing skills, or trek through the winter wilderness on a snowshoeing hike. For an extra rush try the dual 240m Flying Fox, the uber-fast and thrilling tube run or an adrenaline-pumping game of laser tag. All this and more make for loads of memorable photo moments you’ll want to capture and share with your friends and family.
After all the adventure, finish your snow day with a hearty meal and glass of wine at the Lake Mountain Resort cafe. There’s also a retail store and visitors centre to check out. On the return drive, relax and enjoy the picturesque Yarra Valley region and pop in for a hot chocolate at one of the famous chocolateries to sweeten up your day. A luxury private snow tour day trip to Victoria’s snowy high country is the ultimate way to experience the snow.
The ultimate skier’s haven at Mt Buller
What better way is there to experience the most popular ski slopes in Victoria than with a luxury day trip to Mt Buller’s premier ski resort? This is the most accessible major snow resort in Australia and ski enthusiasts flock here all season. Located just 45km from Mansfield and only three hours drive from Melbourne, Mt Buller is best known for its impressive downhill ski slopes and stunning terrain parks.
A day trip full of memorable moments at Mt Buller
For anyone wanting a day of supreme snow fun and to create memorable experiences, Mt Buller is the place to go. At the top of the mountain is a beautiful winter wonderland village that offers ski-in, ski-out accommodation and a host of funky bars and delicious restaurants. Whether you are a skiing pro or a newbie novice, Mt Buller combines an exhilarating and magical day of snow and fun with astonishing mountain scenery to delight everyone.
With an elevation of 1,600m, Mt Buller has the largest lift network in Victoria with 22 lifts, including a high-speed 6-seater express lift. There are over 80 runs for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders to access over 300 hectares of terrain. The varied runs range from gentle slopes to challenging back runs, as well as this there are three terrain parks, an ultra cross course and two toboggan parks.
World-class skiing and snow adventures at Mt Buller
The resort features a world-class ski and snowboard school with friendly instructors and the main run Bourke Street is very popular so look both ways during peak hours! For the kids, there are ski lessons, the magical Gnome Roam adventure, a cinema, bobsled beats, snow angels, tobogganing, snow play, an exhilarating race down Little Buller Spur and so much more. This is the ultimate adventure winter wonderland playground.
If it’s something different you’re after there are loads of other winter activities to excite the senses. Say hello to the energetic huskies and go sledding across the slopes, or for a slower pace go on one of the scenic chairlifts and be enthralled by the pristine snowy landscape of the mountain peaks, waterfalls and high plains of the nearby Alpine National Park. For those who love to hike, take a breathtaking walk along the snow trails and try snowshoeing like the Eskimos. Then for anyone needing the ultimate mountain top relaxation indulgence, try out one of the spa packages at Australia’s highest day spa.
Discover the history of Australia’s snowfields
For history enthusiasts, visit the National Alpine Museum of Australia located at Alpine Central. The museum chronicles the history of winter sports in Australia and is the only museum dedicated to the history of the Australian ski fields. Their extensive collection tells the incredible and innovative stories behind the people who built these snow top destinations and displays artefacts showcasing wooden skis, retro ski fashion, historic publications, maps, old photographs and films as well as vintage lift equipment and memorabilia. Fit this into your day trip, snow enthusiasts will love it.
On the return trip after your exhilarating day in the snow, relax as you are driven in luxury back to your hotel. In your chauffeur-driven Mercedes, sink into the leather seats, pour a glass of bubbly and savour the scenery of the beautiful Yarra Valley, the idyllic country towns and cosy cafes as you cruise by in the lap of luxury.
Book Your Luxury Snow Tour Today
Our snow tours are one-of-a-kind and memorable and give you the chance to experience the excitement of the high country while skiing, snowboarding and snow playing at Victoria’s premier snow resorts. If you want an unforgettable snow tour adventure, don’t wait to book a tour today. To do so, you can get in touch with us at +61 430 279 438.