Mt Baw Baw is Australia’s closest downhill ski resort, approximately 2 hours from the Melbourne and 1 hour from the Latrobe Valley.
 

 

Why visit Mt Baw Baw this snow season?

Mt Baw Baw is the perfect destination to learn to ski or board and offers Australia's best value snow trip! Set amongst the beautiful snow gums our slopes are protected from the elements and are a safe setting for students to explore Australia’s alpine environment. 
 
  • Snow Factory Guarantee - As the second resort in Australia to have a TechnoAlpin Snow Factory, we offer schools a Snow Guarantee, which ensures snow in the beginner ski areas and guaranteed lifts turning all season.
  • Specialised Ski Instructors and qualified Education staff - Our ski school intructors are school specialists and can provide lessons from beginners to the more advanced - including terrain park skill sessions. Our education programs are delivered by qualified teachers or outdoor education instructors.
  • Easy Planning for teachers - online booking, instant price quotes and risk assessments provided
 
Winter Activities include:
  • Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding Lessons
  • Snowshoe & Cross Country Ski Tours
  • Environmental Talks linked to the curriculum (VET OES, Primary, Secondary)
  • Snowmaking Tours
  • Meet our Dingoes / Educational Talks
  • Unique sports such as Japanese Snow Fighting
  • Overnight snow camping*
 

Plan Your Visit

Online booking now available!
Book online through our school portal and receive an automatic price quote. We’ll then get in touch to confirm your accommodation if required.
 
 
Off-Peak Discounts
With our snow guarantee why not visit during quiteter times to take advantage of shorter lines and a a number of bonus offers. Excludes weekends*
 
June 8th to June 30th
OFF-PEAK
July 1st to September 5th
PEAK SCHOOL SEASON
September 6th to 30th
OFF-PEAK
 

2020 Winter Information & Price Guide

The following information is valid for school groups only and on weekdays. If you're visiting on a weekend surcharges may apply to some items.
 
Resort Entry
Entry into the resort for school groups arriving via coach charter or cars is discounted. For groups less than 8 or on weekends we request you “pay on arrival” the public rate.
 
Resort Entry Fee
 
 
 
 
First Day
​$12 pp

Additional days
+$4 / day
 
Snow Sport Lessons
Our prices the most competitive in Australia. We run cross country, downhill skiing or snowboarding lessons. Lessons times are 9.30am, 11.30am, and 2.30pm but other times may be requested. Schools teachers receive free lift passes and participation in lessons to a ratio of 1:7. Beyond this extra passes will be invoiced .School rates do not apply for weekends. Scout groups receive a 15% discount on public rates and must book direct with Snow Sports. Lif tickets are not included for weekend scout or school bookings.
 
Primary School Ski / Board Lesson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lift Pass
$29 pp

Lift Pass & Lesson (2hrs*)
$69 pp

Lift Pass, Lesson & Ski Hire
TBA
 
Secondary Ski / Board School Lesson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lift Pass
$35 pp

Lift Pass & Lesson (2hrs*)
$89 pp

Lift Pass, Lesson & Ski Hire
TBA
 
Cross-Country Skiing
 
 
 
 
 
One Ride Summit Pass
$7.50 pp

Lesson (1hr)
$40 pp
 
Other Snow Based Activities
 
Tobogganing (1 day)
 
 
 
 
 
Toboggan Lift Pass Only
$8 pp

Toboggan Hire & Lift Pass
$13 pp
 
Japanese Snow Fighting
 
 
Skill Session & Game
$35 pp
 
Snow Shoe Hire & Tours
 
 
 
 
 
Snowshoe Hire only
$25 pp

Snowshoe hire & Guide (1.5-2hrs)
$35 pp
 
Educational Talks
Our qualified staff (B.Ed or Outdoor Ed) can deliever an educational session to meet your curriculum goals. 
 
Enviro Talk - Maximum 30 students per session
 
$99 per 1.5hr session
 
Meet the Dingo Experience - Maximum 10 students per session
 
$99 per 30min session
 
Ski Patrol Safety Talk - Morning sessions only
 
FREE per 10 min session
 
Snowmaking Talk - Evening sessions only
 
$49 per 30min session
 



Equipment Rental Rates

These rates are valid for the Resort operated "Village Retail & Rental" store. Advanced booking is required. For private ski hire businesses see below.
 
Item
1 day
2 days
3 days
4 Days
Additional
Skis, boots & poles
$45
$59
$72
$81
$10
Ski boots only
$14
$23
$28
$32
$4
Snowboard Boots & poles
$50
$72
$89
$105
$13
Snowboard boots only
$18
$32
$37
$41
$4
Walking boots
$14
$19
$23
$27
$4
Jacket
$23
$28
$32
$36
$4
Pants
$23
$28
$32
$36
$4
Helmet (free wit ski/board rental)
$9
$14
$17
$19
$2
Wrist guards
$8
$11
$14
$17
$3

Private Ski Hire Businesses
 
Baw Baw Ski Hire - On Mountain
(03) 5165 1120 | bawbawskihire.com.au
*call directly, no booking through school portal
 
Erica Ski Hire - Erica, VIC
03 5165 3353 | info@ericaskihire.com.au | ericaskihire.com.au
*call directly, no booking through school portal

 

Catering Options

We cater for all meals and dietary needs with our selection of meals and international chefs. During winter meals may be taken at the Village Central restaurant or Alpine Bistro depending on public bookings.
 
Breakfast
$9 pp - Grab & Go breakfast box
$15 pp - continental buffet style*
$13- $18 pp - hot breakfast a la carte style
 
Morning / Afternoon Tea
$7 pp - Muffin or banana bread or pasty
juice plus soft drink or Nippy's flavoured milk, or Fruit platter*
 
Lunch
$8 pp assorted sandwiches & wraps
$15 pp - chicken wrap & chips or fish & chips or vegetarian wrap & chips or chicken nuggets & chips
$16 pp chicken parma & chips
 
Dinner
$16 pp chicken parma & chips or pasta with bolognese or pizza
$18 pp 150g steak & chips
 
*Minimum group size: Continental style breakfast ​20 pax, and morning tea fruit platter (15 pax)

Accommodation

A wide selection of accommodation styles are available with prices from $35 to $49 dollars per night/pp for midweek stays.
Select your preferred option on our booking portal and let us book it for you, call us on 03 5165 1136, or book directly with private lodge owners.
  • Check in times range between 3pm and 5pm. Check generally out between 12pm and 4pm.
  • Early check-in may be requested where bookings allow.
  • Lodges require students to bring your own bedding (sleeping bag, pillow, sheet) unless stated otherwise
  • School lodges are typically bunk style with group kitchen and separate male/female/staff rooms and toilets.
  • Storage of luggage before check-in is available. Please request in advance.

 

Snow Camping

From 2020 camping within the resort's boundary will require a permit. Permits cost $50 per group per night. All schools staying within the Resort's boundaries mus submit a trip niotification with the School Coordinator and Ski Patrol, and check in with Ski Patrol before departing for their trip. Schools are responsible for their own safety gear, call camping equipment, and emergency communication devices.
  • Bloomfield's Picnic Area - Close to the National Park boundary, a roughly 1 hour snow shoe walk from the village
  • Downey's Picnic Area - Midway to summit, closer to the Village but smaller
  • Saxton's Picnic Area - Easily accessible from Resort Road
  • Nordic Bowl - Very close to the village, larger tent capacity

 

Planning Resources

Sample Trip Itinerary
Day Trip
Option 1 - Catered Ski Trip
Option 2 - Low Cost
9.00 Arrival
9.30-11.30 Ski/Snowboard lesson
11.30-12.00 Meet the Dingoes
12.00-1.00 Lunch at Village Restaurant
1.00-2.30 Tobogganing, snow play or Howling Husky Experience
2.30 Return home
9.30 Arrival
10.00-11.30 Japanese Snow Fighting or Snow Shoeing
11.30-12.00 Meet the Dingoes
2.00-1.00 Lunch
1.00-2.30 Tobogganing, snow play or Howling Husky experience
2.30 Return home
 
Multi-day Trip
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
10.00 Arrival & luggage storage
10.20 Equipment collection
11.00 Ski Patrol Safety Talk
11.30-1.30 Ski or snowboard lesson
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Snowshoeing
3.30-5.30 Lodge Check-in and Free Time
5.30-6.30 Dinner
6.45 Snow Making Tour
 
9.30 Second ski or Snowboard lesson
11.30 Meet the Dingoes session
12.00-1.00 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Split Session - Cross Country Ski  / Japanese Snow Fighting 1
3.00 Equipment return
3.30-5.00 Lodge Time
5.00-6.00 Dinner
6.00-8.00 Enviro Talk
 
 
10.00-12.30 Split Session - Cross Country Ski  / Japanese Snow Fighting 2
12.30 Lunch 
1.45 Return home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Getting Here
 
Option 1: Historic Tourist Road
The turn off from the Princes Highway (M1) is at Drouin/Mt Baw Baw exit, continue along via Noojee. The tourist drive is very picturesque but the road is narrow and winding.
View this route
 
Option 2: South Face Road
From the M1, take the turn off at the Moe exit and continue via Erica. Take the left turn off at South Face Road. South Face Road is 26km of unsealed road, but a good wide road & straighter than the Tourist Road.
View this route
 
Option 3: Scenic Suburbs
The best option from the eastern suburbs is to travel along the Warburton Highway, turning off at Yarra Junction which then joins the Tourist Road at Noojee.
View this route


Transport Providers
Below is a list of bus lines that can travel to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort. During Winter it is a legal requirement to have a Hazardous Area endorsement on drivers’ license for all vehicles that carry more than 12 passengers.
Mountain Top Experience
 
Warragul Bus Lines
 
Melbourne Bus Co.
 
Melbourne Bus Charters
 
Melbourne Bus & Coach
 
 


Other Information

Risk Assessments and Insurance Documentation
To make your visit as smooth as possible, the Resort can provide Risk Assessments for activities such as tobogganing, snow fighting, skiing etc. We can also provide the latest copy of our Public Liability Insurance on request.

Snow Sport Levels & Lesson Information
  • To maximise your experience ensure students arrive 15 minutes prior to the lesson start time.
  • In the event you are late we may not be able to reschedule to another time, resulting in cancellation or shortening of your lesson without refund.
  • Helmets are required for all Snow Sports lesson participants under the age of 18 years. Helmets can be provided (Pre-booking required)
  • We require at least 1 school staff member present to assist with student management.
  • Lessons under five students may be combined with a public lesson or reduced to 1hr at Snow Sports discretion.


Link it to the Curriculum

Environmental Talks:  Enviro Talks run for 45 minutes to 1hr and are age specific, providing students with information relevant to VCE Outdoor and Environmental studies or Victorian/National Curriculum. Learn about Mt Baw Baw’s unique subalpine environment, sustainability issues, the plight of critically endangered species such as the Baw Baw Frog and Leadbeater’s possum.

Dingo Resource Centre: Meet our dingoes and have a cuddle at our Dingo Resource Centre. We'll discuss the history of dingoes in Australia and the important role they play in the ecosystem.

Japanese Snow Fighting: Originating from Hokkaido, Japan, Yukigassen is a team-based snowball game. Mt Baw Baw is the only Resort in Australia to offer this product to schools.

Snow Making Tour: A tour of the resort’s snow making facilities includes our new TechnoAlpin Snow Factory and traditional snow guns. We'll learn more about ski resort snow making technology, it's financial and environmental cost.
 
Ski Patrol Safety Talk: Our Safety talk gives your students the right safety information before they head out on the slopes, and can help reinforce positive behaviors and reduce the risk of injury.


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School & Scout Groups (Weekends/School Holidays)

  • Book lessons by calling Snowsports from 22nd June for discounted rate
    • Does not include lift pass on weekends
    • Lessons: $69 (9-15yrs), $59 (5-8yrs)*
    • Minimum 6 per session or may be mixed with public
    • 15% discount on lessons & lift passes, must be booked over the phone with Snowsports from 22nd June
  • Tobogganing booked through eStore as member of the public
  • Lift Passes: Child (7-15 years inclusive) Weekdays: $40 / day Weekends: $50 / day*
  • Scout groups can be given school rates on weekdays if not in July School Holidays, and during September School Holidays

*2020 Prices

Terms & Conditions

  • Teachers are free for most activities at a 1:8 ratio
  • Final student numbers must be updated 7 days before your trip, and cancellations after this time may incur a staff scheduling charge
  • For first time schools, payment must be made prior to arrival, with any changes in numbers less thatn 7 days out offered as credit for future visits
  • Returning schools who have a prompt payment record will be issued their invoice AFTER their trip, based on final attending numbers
  • Reissue of invoice due to changes less than 7 days may incur fees
  • These prices apply for weekdays only, extra fees may apply for weekend or school holiday bookings
  • All schools must agree to ther Resort's general Terms and Conditions as well as conditions above