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Entry & Passes

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Other Information

If a chain declared day: 2WD’s are required to carry chains . 4WD and AWD are not required to carry snow chains throughout the winter season, however knowing how to engage these settings is highly recommended.

Resort entry gate office: 8 am- 3 pm.
All guest must leave at 4:30 pm before the gates close at 5 pm
Rental department: 8:30am-4 pm (Rentals returned between 3:30 pm-4 pm) 
Retail shop: 8.30 am-4 pm  
Bistro: 8:30 am-4 pm (For hot drinks & pre-packaged food) 9 am-3 pm (For the kitchen) 
Toboggan runs & magic carpet: 8:30 am-4 pm  
Lake Mountain Visitor Centre in Marysville: 8 am-4 pm 

Be prepared for delays due to high visitation. To avoid crowds visit midweek.


Answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, reach out to our team.

Can I bring my dog to Lake Mountain? select-arrow

No, pets of any kind are not permitted at the resort as we are a protected Alpine Environment.

Do I have to prebook anything? select-arrow

Winter season only.

Resort Entry tickets are highly encouraged to be pre-purchased prior to your arrival. Tickets are generally sold at the ticket box on the day, however if the resort reaches full capacity, only people will with pre-booked tickets will be allowed to enter and there won’t be any tickets sold at the ticket box. 

Reaching full capacity is more likely to occur on weekends then weekdays. If you want to avoid the crowds, visit mid-week. 

How long will it take to get to Lake Mountain from Melbourne? select-arrow

By car, we suggest allowing between 2 and 2.5 hours when travelling from Melbourne CBD.

Here’s a link to a few helpful maps and driving directions – View resort maps

I don’t have any snow gear, can I hire some? select-arrow

Yes, you can!  

Our on-mountain equipment and clothing hire outlet stocks a large range of sizes in both shell and insulated jackets and pants. As well as snow boots to keep your feet nice and dry. If wanting to xc-ski or undergo a kid snowboard lesson, we also have equipment available for those snow sports. 

To see the rental price list, click here 

The only things you cannot hire are gloves, socks and beanies, due to hygiene regulations. 

Don’t stress though, we have a range of kids through to adults gloves and beanies for sale in our retail outlet up on the mountain. With gloves starting around $20, you’ll be set to tackle the wintery conditions. 

Toboggans are available for hire from our Rental Department for $15 each per day, with moving carpet included. 


Lake Mountain Alpine Resort | Where is the lake? select-arrow

Funnily enough, there is no Lake at Lake Mountain! The mountain was named after the surveyor George Lake.

Unfortunate for those planning on bringing their boat!

What time should I arrive? select-arrow

The gate at the base of Lake Mountain opens at 8.30am.

Facilities including ski hire, retail and bistro also open at 8.30am every day over the snow season. We suggest you arrive before 11am to make the most of your day pass and have a full day in the snow.

Lake Mountain Alpine Resort is subject to closure for periods of time during peak periods on weekends throughout the snow season when maximum capacity is reached in the carparks. It is recommended that visitors arrive before 11am to avoid disappointment.

What’s a toboggan? select-arrow

Pronounced TO-BOG-GAN,  a long light and narrow plastic-moulded sled (a vehicle that slides over snow) sometimes curved up in front, used for sliding down slopes. It’s a lot of fun! 

At Lake Mountain, we have our main village toboggan run and a couple other toboggan runs depending on snow conditions. For more information on tobogganing, you can read our tobogganing safety tips article here. 

Toboggans are available for hire from our Rental Department for $15 each per day, with moving carpet included.  


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