MTB Shuttles and MTB Trails are closed from Lake Mountain to Marysville this Friday 14/05/2021- Sunday 16/05/2021 due to extreme weather conditions. Lake Mountain Cafe open daily for coffee, pastries & cakes.

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School Groups

Little Mountain, Big Excursion

Cross county Skiing, Beginner Snowboarding and and Snow-play excursions for school groups

There’s plenty to do on our little mountain and loads for your school kids to learn. We’re Melbourne’s closest alpine resort, located just two hours from the CBD so getting here is a just a bus trip away.

With over 35km of marked ski trails, our mountain has all bases covered from short, beginner loops for newbies and more challenging terrains for those with more snow experience.

We also have lessons just for primary schoolers who need some extra guidance on mastering the snow on skis and learning to balance on boards.

There’s loads of other activities too like our Ski Orienteering Program that teaches kids to navigate a map while out on the cross-country trails or fun tactical games of Laser Skirmish that focus on teambuilding. If your group are first timers and just wanting to experience the snow, you are also welcome to simply spend your day sliding down slopes and slipping down our tube runs.

Take a look at our many packages to choose a big day out that best suits your school group.

Basic packages

All ages

Resort entry only

Explore our little mountain and enjoy the many snow activities on offer. 10 students to 1 free of charge teacher.

Bus resort entry

All ages

Snow Play Package

Slide down a slope on one of our three toboggan runs or explore our mountain snow shoeing for a fun day without the skis.

Bus resort entry, toboggan, snow boots and waterproof jacket and pants OR bus resort entry, snow boots, snow shoes and waterproof jacket and pants

Non-skiing Extras and Add-on Options

We’ve got plenty of add-on options or replacement activities to choose from when the snow isn’t suitable during your ski visit.
Flying fox
2 runs per student
laser skirmish
1 hour per student
Tube tun
3 runs per student
Magic Carpet
1 daily pass per student
Winter Environment talk
Lunch in Bistro

For primary students

Primary only

Learn to snowboard

Get them mastering the basics of snowboarding including stopping, turning and balancing within a 30-minute lesson. Our ski instructors teach in small groups of five in this easy to follow lesson program.

Bus resort entry, 30-minute snowboard lesson plus snowboard equipment hire.

Primary only

Learn to Ski & Snowboard

Skiing or snowboarding? Why not both. Introduce them to cross-country skiing and snowboarding all in one day for twice the fun. Our ski instructors teach in small groups of up to ten, rotating students between both lessons.

Bus resort entry, snowboard and ski lesson plus ski and snowboard equipment hire.

For all ages

All Ages

1.5hr Ski Lesson

For those who already have ski equipment but just need some guidance.

Bus resort entry and ski lesson

All Ages

All day Ski Lesson

For those with ski equipment wanting to spend a day on the mountain honing their skills.

Bus resort entry and ski lesson

All Ages

Learn to ski & hire package

For those who need ski equipment and also guidance.

Bus resort entry, 1.5hr ski lesson plus ski equipment hire



For those experienced teachers who can hold their own, lead your own cross-country ski group. You can also choose to add one of our instructors for extra assistance if you need. Additional costs apply.

Bus resort entry and ski equipment hire.

All day tour package

From start to finish, let our experienced ski instructors be with your school group all-day to help them master the skis.

Bus resort entry, all day tour with instructors and ski equipment hire.


Get more out of your all-day ski adventure with team building exercises that include map reading activities that let your group navigate our cross-country ski trails. We can also custom build this package however you like.

Bus resort entry, all day tour with instructors, orienteering and ski equipment hire.



Ease them into cross-country skiing on land with our roller skiing program at your school. Once they’ve learned the basics, the weekly program will continue up at Lake Mountain during the Winter season on snow. This longer-term development program is available for both primary and high school students.

Race program

Looking at cross-country ski racing, interschool sports or other national race coaching? We’re able to support potential new racers with technical coaching, race preparation and development. Contact our Snowsports center for more information on how we can help you develop a training program.


If your school is interested in the full outdoor environmental experience, stay a little longer and camp out overnight at several locations dotted throughout our resort. While we don’t have any accommodation onsite, there are plenty of accommodation options available down the mountain in Marysville if camping is not your thing.

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Get to know our mountain first

Attend our FREE Teacher Familiarisation Day

Come and explore our mountain before your school group visits to better plan out your day. Make the most of your upcoming school excursion by getting to know the area, how our resort operates and even a chance to chat to our ski patrol all things safety before the big day. If you’re interested in this, contact us to find out more.


Enquire about a school excursion today

To enquire about your next school excursion, please fill out the form below. If you're ready to book, click here to fill out the booking form or contact our Visitor Experience Manager directly on (03) 5957 7201

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