Mt Baw Baw - the pre­ferred des­ti­na­tion

Alpine News - - Re­sorts -

MANY vis­i­tors find the unique ap­peal of Mount Baw Baw to be the closeknit vil­lage at­mos­phere that is akin to a Euro­pean style re­sort where ev­ery­thing is nearby. The gen­eral store, pub, restau­rants and cafes are all within a snow­ball’s throw of each other and your ac­com­mo­da­tion.

As the clos­est down­hill ski re­sort to the ma­jor­ity of Vic­to­ri­ans, Baw Baw stands out as the pre­ferred des­ti­na­tion for those just start­ing out on their snow sport odyssey, or for those re­turn­ing to the snow­fields af­ter a few years off the snow.

Per­fect for skiers and snow­board­ers (and es­pe­cially those want­ing to learn), Baw Baw also of­fers two to­bog­gan parks and of course a beau­ti­ful snow cov­ered play­ground that’s just un­der three hours from Mel­bourne.

Back­ing up the range of on moun­tain of­fer­ings is the fact that Mount Baw Baw boasts the cheap­est lift ticket prices in Aus­tralia; with mid week day passes at $50 and ski and snow­board lessons start­ing from $60.

A day trip to the snow has also never been eas­ier, with vis­i­tors to Mount Baw Baw able to pre-pur­chase re­sort en­try on­line via a se­cure, quick and easy pay­ment sys­tem.

Num­ber­plate recog­ni­tion at the gate means an in­stant pass through and that equates to less time in the car and more time out en­joy­ing the snow. Head to the web­site www. alpi­neeasy­ac­ to find out more.

Baw Baw’s in­struc­tors and fa­cil­i­ties have been de­vel­oped to cater to ev­ery level of skier con­fi­dence and the moun­tain ter­rain it­self is per­haps the big­gest draw­card.

The moun­tain’s gen­tle slopes means that be­gin­ners are learn­ing in a safe and friendly en­vi­ron­ment, and those who have had a few years off the snow can re­fresh their skills with con­fi­dence.

For non-skiers and fam­i­lies, there are plenty of ex­tra activities to en­joy while friends and fam­ily are on the slopes. Of­fer­ings in­clude husky dog sled tours, to­bog­gan­ing, snow­shoe tours and there is even the op­tion to hop in the cab of one of Baw Baw’s ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy snow groomers for a to­tally dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive of the moun­tain at night.

Those look­ing to head up to the moun­tain should check out www. mount­baw­ for the lat­est news and up­com­ing events.

Whether it be Satur­day night skiing un­der lights, chal­leng­ing your­self at the moun­tain’s weekly ter­rain park com­pe­ti­tions for be­gin­ners, ad­mir­ing the sun­set above the clouds from the restau­rant or on the back of a husky dog sled, Mt Baw Baw of­fers bound­less op­tions this win­ter, be it for a day, a week­end or a week-long stay.

PHOTO: Mt Baw Baw

SNOW­SHOE: Mt Baw Baw has a range of snow based activities that are all within an easy three hour drive from Mel­bourne.

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