Melbourne Snow Transfer

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Tour Highlights

While it’s scorching hot in Northern Hemisphere, can you imagine skiing Down Under? Located only two hours drive from Melbourne, Victoria has the largest skiable area in Australia. Downhill, cross-country skiing or snowboarding, there are a range of magnificent ski resorts to choose from and a wide range of ski courses to suit visitors at different levels. 

With a splendid array of restaurants and entertainments at your fingertips, Melbourne offers the ultimate snowy winter holiday. Let  kids enjoy a friendly snowball fight or take part in snowman contest. Even if you are seeing snow for the first time, there is something for you. The ski resorts in Victoria are generally open from early July to early September. For actual opening dates, please check the snow cams and snow report provided by each ski resort. 

  • Lake Mountain
  • Mt Buller

  • Mt Baw Baw 

  • Mt Donna Buang

  • Mt Hotham

  • Falls Creek

Start time

7:30 – 8:30 am

Finish time

7 – 8 pm


  • Transport
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Friendly Guide
  • Bottled Water
  • Child Safety Chair (if required)
  • Heaps of Fun
  • Car Park
  • Toll Fee
  • Wheel Chains for vehicle

Hotel Transfer

Our guide will greet you at the hotel early in the morning. Upon return to Melbourne, you can choose to be transferred to either hotel or any restaurant within CBD


Please See Below

For a group booking of more than 11 people, please contact us for a quote.

Have more questions?

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Tour Itinerary


Lake Mountain

Lake Mountain:

Distance from Melbourne: 2 hours each way

Number of trails: 10+

Highest altitude: 1480m

Skiable area: 37 km cross country trails

Groomed area: 30 km

Beginner terrain: 13 km

Intermediate terrain: 10 km

Advanced terrain: 8 km

Lake Mountain is the closest ski resort to Melbourne, a great place for families to see the snow, enjoy a snowball fight or snowman making. Kids will love toboggan rides down the hill over one of the 7 runs. In addition, there are a number of cross-country skiing courses available. Your Lake Mountain day trip will traverse through the beautiful Yarra Valley en route to the ski resort.

Admission Ticket:

8-seater car: $56

12-seater bus: $20 per passenger

Private Transfer:

8-seater car: $859

12-seater bus: $1,059


Mount Buller

Distance from Melbourne: 3.5 hours each way

Number of lifts: 22

Number of runs: 80+

Highest lifted altitude: 1,780m

Skiable area: 300 ha

Snow making area: 78 ha

Beginner terrain: 20%

Intermediate terrain: 45%

Advanced terrain: 35%

Mount Buller is Australia’s most popular and accessible ski resort, located three and a half hours drive from Melbourne CBD. Every year it attracts a huge number of local and international ski enthusiasts. The twenty-two lifts and conveyor belts can transfer up to 40,000 skiers per hour. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced ski lover, there is always a course to suit your level. In addition, the resort hosts many competitive sports and social events during snow season.

Mount Buller Village is situated next to the ski fields. with more than 7,000 on-mountain beds and 30 restaurants and bars to fill your hunger, why not spend a night in one of the many chalets and hotels in the village? In addition, the village offers a variety of activities to keep families entertained, such as: cinema, Gnome Roam adventure, Australia’s highest day spa, helicopter flight and etc.

Our vehicle would transfer you to the bus stop located at mid-level. Visitors can then choose to take the resort bus (free of charge) or snow taxi up to the village.  

Admission Ticket:

8-seater car: $62 per vehicle

12-seater minibus: $20.50 per adult / $11 per child

Private Transfer:

8-seater car: $919

12-seater bus: $1,099


Mount Baw Baw

Distance from Melbourne: 2 hours & 45 minutes each way

Number of lifts: 7

Number of runs: 15

Highest lifted area: 1,562m

Skiable area: 35 ha

Groomed cross-country trails: 10 km

Beginner terrain: 25%

Intermediate terrain: 64%

Advanced terrain: 11%

Mount Baw Baw is the closest downhill ski resort to Melbourne, it boasts a number of pristine courses for downhill and cross-country skiing. There are also tobogganing and huskies sledding to choose from. For beginners, take a ski lesson and let an experienced coach show you the ropes. For pro skiers, Mount Baw Baw has a 9 x 15 meter inflatable cushion behind a two meter jump to practice your next perfect move in the air. 

The resort offers something for everyone, while grown-ups enjoy a luxurious spa on the mountain, kids can have their ultimate snowy experience outdoors. A range of accomodation and dining options available for multi-day ski trippers.

Admission Ticket:

8-seater car: $62

12-seater bus: $20 per passenger

Private Transfer:

8-seater car: $889

12-seater bus: $1,089


Mt Donna Buang

Mount Donna Buang

Distance from Melbourne: 2 hours each way

Highest altitude: 1245 m

There is no skiable area on Mt Donna Buang, however in winter, considerable snow precipitation on the summit has drawn many local families over, children enjoy snowplay and tobogganing on the mountain. Your Mt Donna Buang day tour will take you through the beautiful Yarra Valley, you may even consider to add wine tasting or the popular chocolaterie in your snowy adventure itinerary.

Admission Ticket: Not Required

Private Transfer:

8-seater car: $849

12-seater bus: $1,049


Mt Hotham

Mt Hotham:

Distance from Melbourne: 4 hours & 45 minutes each way

Number of lifts: 13

Number of runs: 80+

Highest lifted altitude: 1,845m

Skiable area: 320 ha

Snow making area: 22 ha

Beginner terrain: 20%

Intermediate terrain: 40%

Advanced terrain: 40%

Mt Hotham is perfect for a multi-day snowy vacation, being one of the highest ski resorts in Australia, Mt Hotham has downhill runs up to 2.5 kilometers long, the 13 chairlifts and conveyor belts can transfer over 24,000 people per hour. Its higher altitude also provides visitors more natural snow to ski on.

The resort has a myriad of runs to suit skiers at different levels and a designated ski area for kids aged 3 to 14 years old,  ski lessons and private tutorials available to take your skill to the next level. In addition, you can take a helicopter ride to enjoy aerial views of Mt Hotham and surrounding mountains or take delight in Siberian Husky sledding. With more than 20 restaurants and bars in the village and sauna and spa facility, Mt Hotham will keep you busy for your retreat.

Admission tickets:

8-seater car: $62

12-seater bus: $20.50 per adult, $11 per child and free for kids under 5 years old

Private Transfer:

8-seater car: $1,219

12-seater bus: $1,419


Falls Creek

Falls Creek:

Distance from Melbourne: 5 hours each way

Number of lifts: 15

Number of runs: 90+

Highest lifted area: 1,780m

Skiable area: 450 ha

Snow making area: 110 ha

Beginner terrain: 17%

Intermediate terrain: 60%

Advanced terrain: 23%

Falls Creek is the largest ski resort in Victoria and Australia’s home to cross-country skiing. With a number of ski-in/ski-out accommodations in the village and more than 5,000 beds, you will certainly find something that matches your group. The 65 km of cross country ski trail is the official training ground for the Australian national team. In addition, the resort annually hosts Kangaroo Hoppet, the largest snow sports event in the southern hemisphere. There are a range of training programs to suit kids as young as 3 years of age to adults at different experience levels. In addition, There are many recreational activities, such as: snow bocce, snow bikes, tubing, night skiing at Wombats Ramble and fireworks show every Thursday night. Enjoy the ultimate snowy experience!

Admission tickets:

8-seater car: $64

12-seater bus: $20.50 per adult, $11 per child and free for kids under 5 years old

Private Transfer:

8-seater car: $1,329

12-seater bus: $1,529


Yarra Valley is one of the most famous wine producing regions in Australia, blessed with year-round cool climate and generous rainfall, its excellent natural conditions have made its wine sold worldwide. With a selection of more than 100 wineries, Yarra Valley is a popular weekend retreat destination for Melbournians, from the well-known French-heritaged Domaine Chandon sparkling wine to  family-owned wineries with their own unique touch, you can choose from the elegant reds and whites, alternatively give a try to some crisp blueberry wine or apple and pear cider, Yarra Valley will definitely offer something that satisfies your palate.

You can combine Yarra Valley with Lake Mountain

Our guide can assist you with ski equipments and clothing hires.

If you do not have the right clothes for skiing, the ski hire shops have a wide range of ski jackets and pants of different sizes you can hire from.

Sweet and Personal

Sweet & Personal

A Petite Tour creates fun and memorable travel experience by providing quality tour services! Every trip is bespoke to what you would like to see and do. With flexible itinerary and attention for detail, we want to create happy moments for more families, a trip that is right for everyone!

Local Expertise

Travel Experts

Our guides are friendly and fun, tap into our expansive knowledge about Australia and travel, tailor an unforgettable travel experience. English, Mandarin & Cantonese tour service are available.

Comfort & Convenience

Comfort & Convenience

Travel in comfort and style, Mercedes Benz luxury vehicles , free hotel & airport transfers on full-day tour. Ticket pre-booking to secure your spot in advance, restaurant recommendations and more!

Family Oriented

Inclusive Culture

Organise a holiday for a big group is hard-work, we do our best to help, no overtime surcharge or compulsory tips,  bottled water, child safety chairs/wheelchair, umbrellas and more. You can count on us!