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Mt Baw Baw boasts over 35 hectares of downhill terrain for all skill levels.  With its gentle slopes, Mt Baw Baw claims the mantle as Australia’s best place to learn to ski and snowboard, or reintroduce snow sports to adults after some time away. Mt Baw Baw’s smaller scale gives it a big draw card, accommodation is no more than 100 metres away from the slopes. 

 

Solo travellers, families, couples, friends and groups can select from a range of on-mountain accommodation options including self-contained apartments, premium cabins, traditional lodges, and ‘flashpacker’ style accommodation. 

Seasoned skiers can enjoy the advanced terrain and slalom racecourse, while avid snowboarders can carve through Mount Baw Baw’s Terrain Park perfectly suited to beginners to intermediate boarders. For an alternative to downhill, the mountain also offers over 10 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, weaving through snowgums in one of Victoria’s best pristine natural environments.

Mount Baw Baw’s alpine village charm, community atmosphere and snow activities for non-skiers make it Victoria’s best family friendly mountain.  Kids and parents can enjoy a range of activities across three snow play areas including tobogganing, husky dogsledding and show shoeing.

The snow season begins on the Queen's Birthday  weekend, in june,  with the end of the officially declared snow season historically being in September.

 

Howling Husky Sled Dog Tours

Come and enjoy the backcountry trails of Mt Baw Baw by dog sled. Have your team of eight sled dogs whisk you away under the snowgums to parts of the resort you never knew existed. This activity is great for all ages and abilities and is sure to be something you will remember for the rest of your life.

Please contact Howling Huskys directly for enquiries. We strongly recommend pre-booking to avoid disappointment as weekend tours are often booked out weeks in advance. Gift vouchers are also available. Please note that Mt Baw Baw Resort Entry is not included in tour price.

Powder Pup Snow Shoe Tour

This tour is a fantastic opportunity to enter the world of a retired sled dog. Howling Huskys is a forever-family meaning we do not rehome our retired sled dogs but just simply change their job titles. So come and gear up with a pair of snowshoes and walking harness and let our senior sled dogs show you the beauty of their favourite trails. As you journey into the trees with only the sound of crunching snow beneath your feet, your experienced guide will show you the fun we have keeping our retired dogs fit, happy and healthy. This tour is great for all ages and is based on keeping our dogs minds sharp and engaged.  So make snow angles together, play catch with a snowball or just embrace the gentle nature of these dogs while enjoying the view.

  • 1 Hour $75 per adult, $50 per child (30-45 mins walking 15-30 mins fitting snow shoes pat’n play with dogs)
  • 2 Hour Sunset $125 per adult (1.5 hours walking 15-20mins walking) Tour Leaves 4:00pm

Please note: children under the age of 13 cannot walk a dog. The minimum charge for a Powder Pup Snowshoe Tour is 2 adults – maximum group size is 10. Tour availability is limited per day.

Village Tour

Hear the excitement of the dogs build, as they get ready to take you on our Village tour. Jump in the sled and learn about the team of Howling Huskys you have running with you as our experienced musher educates you on the history and tradition of sled dogs. Along the way take in the amazing scenery and complete your tour with cuddles, pats and many photos. This tour is great for all ages!

Approximately 30 minutes in the sled- 15 minutes of pictures, pat/cuddles, questions hook and unhook team.

  • $250 for 2 people riding together.

Baw Baw Back Country Tour

Come along on our Back Country tour and be amazed by the strength and stamina of your team of Howling Huskys while out on the trail for an hour. During this tour, you will get to know your team, from the smart ones to the cheeky ones. You will travel by dogsled amongst the snow gums and onto open plateaus. Take in the peacefulness of hearing nothing but the pitter-patter of the dog’s paws against the snow and the commands of your musher. If you are feeling fit, the musher might let you on the back of the sled. To complete your tour let one of our handlers bring you in to thank your team and answer any questions you may have, while the dogs enjoy the tasty treat they receive when they return from the trail.

Approximately 1 hour in the sled – 15 minutes of pictures, pat/cuddles, questions, hook and unhook team.

  • $420 for 2 people riding together.

Summit Sunset Tour

Your journey begins as you snuggle into the sled just before dusk and our team of Howling Huskys take you on an experience like no other in Australia! Sit back and relax as your large team begins the climb to the summit of Mt. Baw Baw. Once at the summit take a break to meet the team and be overwhelmed by the breathtaking views of the surrounding Baw Baw National Park. Learn about the dogs, the history of dogsledding and the reasons they love doing it. Continue along the trail and arrive at a stunning lookout where your musher will share some local knowledge with you and leave you to enjoy a glass of complimentary wine as you watch the sunset (of course your team of Howling Huskys will be right behind you also taking in the view!)

Approximately 1 – 1.5 hours

  • $520 for 2 people riding together

Spirit of a Sled Dog Tour

Be wide eyed by the beauty of Mt Baw Baw’s winter wonderland as you embark onthe longest commercial dog sled trail in Australia. You are in for a howling good time as your guide and team of Howling Huskys take you to the summit and beyond on this half day tour. We start with very excited dogs as they love to run in the chilly morning air. Brave the task of learning how to harness your team, their positions, once we hook up the real fun begins. So simply rug up, jump in and hold on! First we head up the long hike to the summit where your musher will tell you a little about your team, the equipment, the history of the sport and breed but most importantly how to MUSH! So pay attention, as you will need all the advice you can get when it is your turn to drive. Enjoy the amazing open views before descending thought the labyrinth of snow gums towards the back end of Mt. Baw Baw. Now it is your turn to jump on the back and hang on as your guide helps you to run your own team of huskies! After all that excitement, we stop to enjoy the view and a complementary beverage and snack while warming our toes by the toasty campfire. However, before long the dogs will tell us it is time for the home run! Once home, take all the time you need to thank your beloved team as their work is done for the day!

Approximately 4 hours.

  • $820 for 2 people riding together.

Telephone: 0488 040 308
Email:     info@howlinghuskys.com.au
Website: www.howlinghuskys.com.au

Snowshoe Tours

Snowshoeing tours of the resort run daily and are a great way to explore the mountain. Your guide will provide information about the alpine environment and Resort operations. Book at Snow Sports Ticket office. Tours depart from the Snowsports Ticket office throughout the day, for information on times and availability, please contact Snowsports on 03 5165 1136.

  • $35 per adult, $25 per child (shoe hire included).

Bookings required one hour prior to tour departure.

Skidoo Tours

A ride on a skidoo is a fun and exciting way to see the mountain! Jump on board and enjoy the 20-minute ride around the Village and the cross-country ski trails. Book at the Guest Information Centre or call ahead to book 03 5165 1136. The snowmobile carries three passengers. These tours are dependent on the correct weather conditions and the availability of tour operators.

  • Prices: $35 Adult / $30 Child.

Bookings required at least one hour prior to tour departure.

Snow Groomer Tour

Climb aboard our groomer and be part of the action. Get the night-time perspective of the mountain and watch and learn how we get those perfect runs!

Bookings can be made at the Guest Information Centre or by calling 03 5165 1136.

 

Rock Pool Spa

Set amongst giant granite boulders and twisted gum trees, a dip in the Rock Pool Spa is the perfect way to relax at the end of the day.

Book at the Guest Information Centre or call 03 5165 1136.

  • $15 per person for one hour, or $50 for one-hour exclusive use.

Gym

When you are not hitting the slopes, warm up at the Resort’s gym. It is the perfect place to keep fit with a treadmill, free weights, rowing machine, yoga mats and more.
Book at the Guest Information Centre or call 03 5165 1136.

  • $10 per day

 

 

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