Book a school or scout snow trip | Mt Baw Baw

Bookings for the 2022 snow season close soon.

Mt Baw Baw is Australia’s closest downhill ski resort, approximately 2 hours from the Melbourne and 1 hour from the Latrobe Valley.


Why visit Mt Baw Baw this snow season?

Mt Baw Baw is the perfect destination to learn to ski or board and offers Australia's best value snow trip! Set amongst the beautiful snow gums our slopes are protected from the elements and are a safe setting for students to explore Australia’s alpine environment. 
  • Snow Factory Guarantee - As the second resort in Australia to have a TechnoAlpin Snow Factory, we offer schools a Snow Guarantee, which ensures snow in the beginner ski areas and guaranteed lifts turning all season.
  • Specialised Ski Instructors and qualified Education staff - Our ski school intructors are school specialists and can provide lessons from beginners to the more advanced - including terrain park skill sessions. Our education programs are delivered by qualified teachers or outdoor education instructors.
  • Easy Planning for teachers - online booking, instant price quotes and risk assessments provided
Winter Activities include:
  • Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding Lessons
  • Snowshoe & Cross Country Ski Tours
  • Environmental Talks linked to the curriculum (VET OES, Primary, Secondary)
  • Snowmaking Tours
  • Meet our Dingoes / Educational Talks
  • Unique sports such as Japanese Snow Fighting
  • Overnight snow camping*

Plan Your Visit

Online booking now available!
Book online through our school portal and receive an automatic price quote. We’ll then get in touch to confirm your accommodation if required.
Off-Peak Discounts
With our snow guarantee why not visit during quiteter times to take advantage of shorter lines and a a number of bonus offers. Excludes weekends*
June 8th to June 30th
July 1st to September 5th
September 6th to 30th

Winter Information & Price Guide

The following information is valid for school groups only and on weekdays. If you're visiting on a weekend surcharges may apply to some items.
Resort Entry
Entry into the resort for school groups arriving via coach charter or cars is discounted. For groups less than 8 or on weekends we request you “pay on arrival” the public rate.
Resort Entry Fee
Flat Rate Entry Fee 
Snow Sport Lessons
Our prices the most competitive in Australia. We run cross country, downhill skiing or snowboarding lessons. Lessons times are 9.30am, 11.30am, and 2.30pm but other times may be requested. Schools teachers receive free lift passes and participation in lessons to a ratio of 1:7. Beyond this extra passes will be invoiced .School rates do not apply for weekends. Scout groups receive a 15% discount on public rates and must book direct with Snow Sports. Lif tickets are not included for weekend scout or school bookings.
Primary School Ski / Board Lesson
Lift Pass
$39 pp

Lift Pass & Lesson (2hrs*)
$79 pp

Lift Pass, Lesson & Ski Hire
Secondary Ski / Board School Lesson
Lift Pass
$49 pp

Lift Pass & Lesson (2hrs*)
$99 pp

Lift Pass, Lesson & Ski Hire
Cross-Country Skiing
One Ride Summit Pass
$9.50 pp

Lesson (1hr)
$40 pp
Other Snow Based Activities
Tobogganing (1/2 day pass) AM or PM
Toboggan Lift Pass Only

Toboggan Hire & Lift Pass
Japanese Snow Fighting Skills Session
Skill Session & Game
$35 pp
Intro to Snow Shoeing & Snowshow hire (*subject to availability, max 15 students per session, multiple sessions possible)
Snowshoe Hire only
From 16pp*
*must be hired from external provider. Baw Baw Ski Hire on mountain

Snowshoe Guide (1.5hrs)
$15 pp
Educational Talks
Our qualified staff (B.Ed or Outdoor Ed) can deliever an educational session to meet your curriculum goals. 
Enviro Talk - Maximum 30 students per session
$99 per 1.5hr session
Meet the Dingo Experience - Maximum 10 students per session
$99 per 30min session
Ski Patrol Safety Talk - Morning sessions only
$35 per 10 min session
Snowmaking Talk - Evening sessions only
$99 per 30min session

Equipment Rental Rates

These rates are valid for the Resort operated "Village Retail & Rental" store. Advanced booking is required. For private ski hire businesses see below.
1 day
2 days
3 days
4 Days
Skis, boots & poles
Ski boots only
Snowboard Boots & poles
Snowboard boots only
Walking boots
Helmet (free wit ski/board rental)
Wrist guards

Private Ski Hire Businesses
Baw Baw Ski Hire - On Mountain
(03) 5165 1120 |
*call directly, no booking through school portal
Erica Ski Hire - Erica, VIC
03 5165 3353 | |
*call directly, no booking through school portal


Catering Options

We cater for all meals and dietary needs with our selection of meals and international chefs. During winter meals may be taken at the Village Central restaurant or Alpine Bistro depending on public bookings.
$9 pp - Grab & Go breakfast box
$15 pp - continental buffet style*
$13- $18 pp - hot breakfast a la carte style
Morning / Afternoon Tea
$7 pp - Muffin or banana bread or pasty
juice plus soft drink or Nippy's flavoured milk, or Fruit platter*
$8 pp assorted sandwiches & wraps
$15 pp - chicken wrap & chips or fish & chips or vegetarian wrap & chips or chicken nuggets & chips
$16 pp chicken parma & chips
$16 pp chicken parma & chips or pasta with bolognese or pizza
$18 pp 150g steak & chips
*Minimum group size: Continental style breakfast ​20 pax, and morning tea fruit platter (15 pax)


A wide selection of accommodation styles are available with prices from $35 to $49 dollars per night/pp for midweek stays.
Select your preferred option on our booking portal and let us book it for you, call us on 03 5165 1136, or book directly with private lodge owners.
  • Check in times range between 3pm and 5pm. Check generally out between 12pm and 4pm.
  • Early check-in may be requested where bookings allow.
  • Lodges require students to bring your own bedding (sleeping bag, pillow, sheet) unless stated otherwise
  • School lodges are typically bunk style with group kitchen and separate male/female/staff rooms and toilets.
  • Storage of luggage before check-in is available. Please request in advance.


Snow Camping

From 2020 camping within the resort's boundary will require a permit. Permits cost $50 per group per night. All schools staying within the Resort's boundaries must submit a trip niotification with the School Coordinator and Ski Patrol, and check in with Ski Patrol before departing for their trip. Schools are responsible for their own safety gear, risk assessment, all camping equipment and emergency communication devices.
  • Bloomfield's Picnic Area - Close to the National Park boundary, a roughly 1 hour snow shoe walk from the village
  • Downey's Picnic Area - Midway to summit, closer to the Village but smaller
  • Saxton's Picnic Area - Easily accessible from Resort Road
  • Nordic Bowl - Very close to the village, larger tent capacity


Sample Programmes

Sample Trip Itinerary
Day Trip
Option 1 - Catered Ski Trip
Option 2 - Low Cost
9.00 Arrival
9.30-11.30 Ski/Snowboard lesson
11.30-12.00 Meet the Dingoes
12.00-1.00 Lunch at Village Restaurant
1.00-2.30 Tobogganing, snow play or Howling Husky Experience
2.30 Return home
9.30 Arrival
10.00-11.30 Japanese Snow Fighting or Snow Shoeing
11.30-12.00 Meet the Dingoes
2.00-1.00 Lunch
1.00-2.30 Tobogganing, snow play or Howling Husky experience
2.30 Return home
Multi-day Trip
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
10.00 Arrival & luggage storage
10.20 Equipment collection
11.00 Ski Patrol Safety Talk
11.30-1.30 Ski or snowboard lesson
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Snowshoeing
3.30-5.30 Lodge Check-in and Free Time
5.30-6.30 Dinner
6.45 Snow Making Tour
9.30 Second ski or Snowboard lesson
11.30 Meet the Dingoes session
12.00-1.00 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Split Session - Cross Country Ski  / Japanese Snow Fighting 1
3.00 Equipment return
3.30-5.00 Lodge Time
5.00-6.00 Dinner
6.00-8.00 Enviro Talk
10.00-12.30 Split Session - Cross Country Ski  / Japanese Snow Fighting 2
12.30 Lunch 
1.45 Return home

Getting Here

Option 1: Historic Tourist Road
The turn off from the Princes Highway (M1) is at Drouin/Mt Baw Baw exit, continue along via Noojee. The tourist drive is very picturesque but the road is narrow and winding.
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Option 2: South Face Road
From the M1, take the turn off at the Moe exit and continue via Erica. Take the left turn off at South Face Road. South Face Road is 26km of unsealed road, but a good wide road & straighter than the Tourist Road.
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Option 3: Scenic Suburbs
The best option from the eastern suburbs is to travel along the Warburton Highway, turning off at Yarra Junction which then joins the Tourist Road at Noojee.
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Transport Providers

Below is a list of bus lines that can travel to Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort. During Winter it is a legal requirement to have a Hazardous Area endorsement on drivers’ license for all vehicles that carry more than 12 passengers.

Mountain Top Experience
Warragul Bus Lines
Melbourne Bus Co.
Melbourne Bus Charters
Melbourne Bus & Coach

Other Information

Risk Assessments and Insurance Documentation
To make your visit as smooth as possible, the Resort can provide Risk Assessments for activities such as tobogganing, snow fighting, skiing etc. We can also provide the latest copy of our Public Liability Insurance on request.

Snow Sport Levels & Lesson Information
View Sections 3 and 4 of our Curriculum Overview document to assess your student's ability level
  • To maximise your experience ensure students arrive 15 minutes prior to the lesson start time.
  • In the event you are late we may not be able to reschedule to another time, resulting in cancellation or shortening of your lesson without refund.
  • Helmets are required for all Snow Sports lesson participants under the age of 18 years. Helmets can be provided (Pre-booking required)
  • We require at least 1 school staff member present to assist with student management.
  • Lessons under five students may be combined with a public lesson or reduced to 1hr at Snow Sports discretion.

Link it to the Curriculum

We work with teachers and trip leaders to ensure your students meet the goals or learning outcomes you wish to achieve. Our educational activities can be tailored suit any group especially those completing VCE Outdoor Education Studies and the Scout Outdoor Adventure Skills book.
For a full overview please view Sections 1-3 of our School & Scout Group Curriculum Guide

Current educational activities include:

  • Enviro Talks (VCE OES , Primary, Secondary)
  • “Meet the Dingo” education sessions (Primary, Secondary, Adult)
  • Snow Making Tours (Primary, Secondary, Adult)
  • Ski Patrol Safety talks (Primary, Secondary, Adult)
  • Guided Hikes / Night hikes within the village (Primary, Secondary, Adult)
  • Tailored “Scout Adventure Skills”sessions (Scout, all ages)

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School & Scout Groups (Weekends/School Holidays)

  • Booked lessons on weekends will incur a 20% surcharge from the price above
    • Minimum 6 per session or may be mixed with public bookings
  • Tobogganing booked through eStore as member of the public
  • Scout groups can be given school rates on weekdays if not in July School Holidays, and during September School Holidays


Terms & Conditions

  • Teachers are free for most activities at a 1:7 ratio
  • Final student numbers must be updated 14 days before your trip, and cancellations after this time may incur a staff scheduling charge
  • Payment is to be made before arrival at the Resort unless arranged otherwise with School Coordinator
  • Reissue of invoice due to changes less than 14 days may incur fees
  • These prices apply for weekdays only, a 20% of more sucharge may apply for weekend or school holiday bookings
  • Once booked; accommodation bookings may incur a cancellation fee of between 50% and 100% at the discretion of the privat lodge operator
  • Once paid; the Resort reserves the right to issue refunds for changes to numbers or cancellation as credit for future visits
  • COVID-19 policy: In the event of government restrictions impacting your school, or in the event a child or teacher are directed to self-isolate by government our COVID-19 Refund policy applies, and we will refund you minus any transaction fees charged by payment providers
  • Schools visiting the resort should understand the general Terms and Conditions as well as conditions above