Facts & Figures

About the mountain

  • Lake Mountain was named after George Lake, who was the Surveyor-General of the area including the mountain. There is no lake at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.
  • Highest point (Hut Trail): 1480 metres
  • Lake Mountain summit: 1433 metres
  • Base altitude: 1340 metres
  • Snow season opens: Queens Birthday Weekend
  • Skiable area: 2400 ha
  • Ski trails: 37km of ski trails, most are groomed daily subject to weather conditions
  • Toboggan slopes: 4 plus Berry Higgs Playground
  • Other features: Dedicated snowman park, 240m flying fox, tube run, laser skirmish*
  • Ski Patrol operates seven days week during the White Season
  • In the Green Season, the resort is a popular area for mountain biking and road cycling, trail running, bushwalking and a great day trip for those wanting to simply enjoy the stunning wild flower display over the summer months and soak in the crisp mountain air and commanding views.

*Operation of the flying fox, tube run and laser skirmish are subject to weather conditions in the White Season. For these activities and guided wildflower walks, group bookings are essential in the Green Season.

Other Information

  • Mobile phone coverage is with Telstra 3G only.
  • Visitors are reminded that pets are not permitted at the Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.
  • Camping is only permitted in certain areas at Lake Mountain. Resort management must be contacted for further information.
  • On occasions, due to heavy snow fall, it is sometimes necessary to carry and fit snow chains to two-wheel drive vehicles. Check out our home page for the daily snow report during winter for chain requirements or contact the resort directly on 03 5957 7201. Traffic advisory signs are also located at Marysville where chains can be hired.
  • In the summer months, on days of forecast Code Red Fire Danger, the resort will be closed for public safety. Please check by calling 13 1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au

 Ski Trails

  • Echo Flat Loop, beginners – 1.5 km
  • Snow Gum, beginners – 1.5 km
  • Muster, beginners – 2.6 km
  • Echo Flat, beginners – 6 km
  • Royston, intermediate – 2 km
  • Woollybutt, intermediate – 2 km
  • Panorama, intermediate – 3.5 km
  • Long Health, advanced – 3 km (ungroomed)
  • Jubilee, advanced – 6 km

 Travel/accommodation information

  • Distance from Melbourne: 120km
  • Distance from Marysville: 22km (allow approximately 30 minutes driving time)
  • Access from Melbourne: Maroondah Highway via Healesville
  • From the north east of Victoria: Maroondah Highway via Alexandra
  • Travel times: 20 minutes from Marysville; 50 minutes from Healesville and the Yarra Valley.
  • Major airport: Melbourne International Airport (approx. two hours)
  • Accommodation: Marysville Triangle area, 400+ beds

Water Supply

The water supply at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is drawn from the Echo Flat area of the ski trails. This is the headwaters of the Taggerty River and an unprotected catchment.  Under the provisions of section 6 of the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Minister for Health has declared the water not suitable for drinking. Bottled water is available at the Lake Mountain Bar and Bistro.