Mount Baw Baw
Closest alpine ski resort to Melbourne
Located 153 kilometres 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.
The area is reputedly named after a local Aboriginal word possibly meaning 'echo'. It was opened up and settled in the 1880s and 1890s largely as a result of the gold discoveries in the area. Today the area is a popular ski resort in the winter months and the rich variety of walking tracks attract bushwalkers during summer.
Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort Management Board
Private Bag 3833
Mount Baw Baw VIC 3825
Telephone: (03) 5165 1136
Facsimile: (03) 5165 1125