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Cross Country Skiing & Trails

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Cross Country Skiing

Lake Mountain has more than 30 kilometres worth of well signposted and groomed trails, offering some of Australia’s best cross country skiing.


Ski Trail Conditions

Please be aware, that snow conditions of the trails change everyday. Sometimes when Lake Mountain has not received any recent snowfall you might have to walk 10-20 minutes from the resort to find the snow line or perhaps there might not be any snow. It is highly recommended that if you are coming to Lake Mountain to Cross Country Ski you check Nordic Pulse (above) for everyday reports or if you are already on mountain ask our snow sports team. If trails have been groomed there is enough snow for skiing and snowshoeing.

No visitors are allowed to walk on ski trails without proper snowshoe equipment, as we strive to preserve the snow, making it last longer so more people can enjoy it.

Our lessons are booked for on the day in the snow sports department. Lessons start in the Village Centre, north of the resort, practising the fundamental skills for skiing and then to put them to use we head out on the ski trails, subject to snow conditions.

Come along for some fun, on cross country skis!

Current weather conditions

We would love for you to join us at Lake Mountain Alpine Resort! Please ensure to manage your expectations by exploring our 360-degree camera BEFORE you purchase your ticket. This will give you a realistic preview of current natural snowfall conditions on the mountain.

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Snow boots? Snow problem!

We have all essential equipment for a great day in the snow available for hire on the mountain.


Answers to all your cross country skiing relating questions.

What’s the difference between cross country skiing and downhill skiing? select-arrow

As there are no lifts at Lake Mountain, skiing here takes a little more effort as you need to propel yourself up and down the ski trails. 

Don’t worry though, the trails aren’t steep like regular downhill ski trails. There are over 30 kilometres of trails winding their way through trees covering Lake Mountain. If you’re new to Cross Country Skiing, at our Snow Sports area next to the rental department, you can book a ski lesson in on the day. Lessons run flexibly according to the demand.  

If wanting to hire gear on mountain for your lesson we encourage you to get your equipment one hour before. Equipment for your lesson includes a full day hire. 

For more information on XC-ski lesson prices, click here 

XC-Ski lessons are subject to weather and snow conditions. To check the current xc-ski conditions, click here 

If it’s your first time, you can read our cross country skiing tips for beginners here. 


Are there chairlifts at Lake Mountain? select-arrow

Lake Mountain is a Cross Country Ski Resort only, so there are no chairlifts.

Click here, to check current conditions  

Do I have to prebook anything? select-arrow

Resort entry tickets are only required during the declared snow season (June 8th to October 6th 2024). 

Resort Entry tickets can be purchased at the gate on the day or pre-purchased online via our website. 

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is subject to closure once the car parks have reached full capacity. This generally occurs over the weekends during the Victorian School Holiday period. To avoid disappointment during these high demand days, we recommend pre-purchasing your resort entry ticket online a few days prior as there will be no tickets available to purchase on the day if the carparks have been filled. Once filled, entry will be based on a 1 in 1 out system which can involve an extended wait time of several hours.

Is there a shuttle bus from Marysville to Lake Mountain? select-arrow

There is no shuttle from Marysville to Lake Mountain in the winter season.


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Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
The resort is staffed from 8am to 4pm year round.
Winter: Open Thursday-Monday 8am-4pm
Summer: Open 24/7