Cool fun ... children finesse their snowman.

Small slope, big heart

There are plenty of family friendly activities at this ski resort - but there are irritations too, writes Peter Munro.

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High times ... a Falls Creek sunset.

Snowy pursuits

If you don't fancy skiing or snowboarding, there are many other activities in the mountains, writes Sue Wallace.

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Steep thrills ... pushing past a chairlift at Mount Buller.

An uphill challenge

Andrew Bain sits behind a Tour de France veteran on the hairpins of the high country.

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Taste of fun ... there's plenty to love about Australian snow.

50 reasons to love Australian snow

With the snow season opening this weekend, our experts spill the beans on the best of Australian snow, with the things they love about skiing and snowboarding Down Under.

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Red poles indicate the road when heavy falls of snow occur in the Alps

Mount Baw Baw - Places to See

Mount Baw Baw
Closest alpine ski resort to Melbourne
Located 153 km via Yarra Junction Mount Baw Baw Alpine Village and the 13,300 hectare Baw Baw National Park are the closest ski resorts to Melbourne. The area is typical of Australian alpine regions being characterised by low lying grasses, snow gums and heathlands.

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Mount Baw Baw - Fast Facts

Mount Baw Baw
Closest alpine ski resort to Melbourne
Located 153 km via Yarra Junction Mount Baw Baw Alpine Village and the 13,300 hectare Baw Baw National Park are the closest ski resorts to Melbourne. The area is typical of Australian alpine regions being characterised by low lying grasses, snow gums and heathlands.

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Mount Baw Baw - Eat

Mount Baw Baw
Closest alpine ski resort to Melbourne
Located 153 km via Yarra Junction Mount Baw Baw Alpine Village and the 13,300 hectare Baw Baw National Park are the closest ski resorts to Melbourne. The area is typical of Australian alpine regions being characterised by low lying grasses, snow gums and heathlands.

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