Mt Baw Baw - the preferred destination
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. alpineeasyaccess.com.au 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. mountbawbaw.com.au 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.
SNOWSHOE: Mt Baw Baw has a range of snow based activities that are all within an easy three hour drive from Melbourne.