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Cross-Country Skiing Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Trail Map Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

The Cross-Country Area

Overview of the entire offer at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.
Overview of the entire offer at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.

Judging by visitor numbers, Lake Mountain Alpine Resort near the megacity of Melbourne is the most popular winter sports resort in Australia. While it doesn't have any ski lifts, the resort features eleven trails for cross-country skiing. Its over 35km/21.7mi of tracks are well signposted and groomed. Thanks to latest European snow making technology, they boast perfect snow conditions all through the winter season. Starting at Lake Mountain Village centre, the cross-country trails head mainly to the north of the resort.

If you aren't totally confident on your skis yet, you can book cross-country lessons. Or opt for one of the other activities on offer: enjoy the landscape on a snowshoe or winter hike, or fly through the treetops on the Flying Fox. Children find plenty of space to play in the snow, toboggan, or even gentle slopes to start snowboarding lessons.

The Most Beautiful Tracks

Easy trails:

  • Home Trail
  • Taggerty Return
  • Muster Trail
  • Snowgum Trail
  • Echo Flat Trail

More difficult trails: 

  • Royston Trail (past Melbourne Lookout and Lookout Rock)
  • Woolybutt Trail
  • Panorama Trail (past Panorama Lookout)

Most difficult trails:

  • Jubilee Trail (past High Country Lookout)

Ungroomed trails:

  • Long Heath Trail
  • Hut Trail (past Boundary Hut Site)

Interesting facts

  • The cross-Country skiing area takes you to an elevation of 4856 ft.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during August, offering an average base depth of 35 ".


Lake mountain
Lake Mountain Alpine Resort

Dining along the Tracks

If you're ready for a break, stop at the Bistro. The menu features a diverse range, from pizza and salads to sandwiches and freshly baked cake. You won't be short on coffee and hot chocolate here either. If you'd rather just grab something on the go, you can head to the Kiosk. A quick wrap, sausage roll, or hot and cold drinks provide the perfect refreshment so you can hit the tracks again in no time.

Getting Here

By car

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is located about a 2 hours' drive from Melbourne. You drive through the eastern suburbs and the beautiful Yarra Valley. Just follow Maroondah Highway over Black Spur to Narbethong, where you take a turn to Marysville. From there, it is only 30 more minutes up the mountain to get to Lake Mountain's winter sports centre.

Public transportation

Getting to Lake Mountain Alpine Resort on public transport is not quite as easy. From Melbourne, you get a Lilydale Line train to Lilydale, where you change onto a McKenzies Bus to Eildon (one or two times a day). To catch the Lake Mountain Bus from Marysville, you're going to have to spend a night or two in town.


Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
1071 Lake Mountain Road
Marysville, Victoria
Phone+61 (03) 5957 7201


Rate the Cross-Country Skiing Area
on 4 Oct 2021
You can skate on the trails, and people do. There were two sources of food in the Village until the Black Saturday bush fires some years ago, after which the whole village was rebuilt beautifully, ...


Elevation4465 ft - 4856 ft
SeasonJuly - September
Opening DayJul 13, 2019
Closing DaySep 15, 2019
Skating N/A
Classic 22.99 miles
Lighted trails N/A

Cross-Country Trails

Overall 23 miles