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.
- 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
- 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
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.