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Closest Snow to Melbourne – Where to See Snow in Victoria

August 23rd, 2019
When Is The Best Time To See Snow At Lake Mountain?

Though unpredictable, the snow season at Lake Mountain commences from June long weekend through to early October. In between the months of July to August is usually the best time to see snow at Lake Mountain, often accompanied by a dump of fresh powder snow.

Thanks to the latest European snow-making technology, we’re able to guarantee snow during the winter months no matter the snow report.

What Is The Closest Snow To Melbourne?

The closest snow to Melbourne can be found at Lake Mountain. Located just 2 hours from Melbourne CBD it’s the perfect holiday destination for you and your family to escape to for a weekend.

The drive to Lake Mountain is a prize in itself, along the way you can expect to come across some of Victoria’s most scenic landscape and popular bucket-list destinations. Among them is the Black Spur Drive. A road that connects Healesville and Narbethong along the Maroondah Highway, known famously for its spectacular valley views and towering mountain ash trees that surround you as you wind your way up the hill.

To truly turn your journey into an adventure be sure to do your research, you won’t want to miss any of the stunning destinations and photo opportunities along the way. There’s plenty of things to do before you reach Lake Mountain which makes the journey all that more enjoyable, as well as distract kids itching to reach the snow!


Lake Mountain is the closest spot to Melbourne to explore winter activities, including:

For a holiday you or your kids won’t soon forget, head to our little mountain today – adventure awaits.

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Where Else Can I See Snow In Victoria?

Whilst we want everyone to come visit us at Lake Mountain, here are the closest places to snow based on Melbourne being the pin on the map. The list below is from closest snow to Melbourne to furthest away.

Essentially, you are working your way up the mountain. The further you go, the bigger the mountain, so depending on what you are after and how experienced you are, each mountain has something different and awesome to offer. If you’re asking where can I see snow in Victoria, here’s the list:

  1. Lake Mountain – 100km, 2 hour drive from Melbourne
  2. Mt Baw Baw – 160km, 2 and a half hour drive from Melbourne
  3. Mt Buller – 250km, 3 hour drive from Melbourne
  4. Mt Stirling – 250km, 3 hour drive from Melbourne
  5. Mt Hotham – 357km, 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne
  6. Falls Creek – 357km, 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne

Now that you know where it snows in Victoria, it’s time to start planning your snow weekend away. It may just be a day trip or it could be a long weekend away, either way, it’s sure to be fun, memorable and once you leave, you’ll no doubt be planning your next snow visit.

If it’s your first time travelling to the snow then we advise you to come prepared, the cold weather can really put a damper on your experience if you don’t know how to dress for it. If this is you, we recommend you read our article on clothing essentials needed for your first trip to the snow.

Whilst it’s all about the snow, there are plenty of small businesses on the way up that also need your support, so where possible, be sure to make pit stops – there’s always plenty to see and do in Marysville.

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