Melbourne’s closest downhill alpine resort, Mt Baw Baw has geared up for its biggest season yet, and is set to launch on Queen’s Birthday weekend.
On Saturday 9 June, Mt Baw Baw will offer free resort entry, as it becomes a hub of entertainment with festivities starting from 12pm, including a smoking ceremony in the Bowl, giveaway, and mascot appearances for the kids.
“Being one of the few alpine resorts in Australia with a snow factory, we’re convinced this will be our best season yet in attracting visitors from all over, whether it be families with young ones or those wanting to experience snow for the first time,” Mt Baw Baw, general manager, John Fascio said.
In a mountain first, Mt Baw Baw’s snow factory will rewrite the script for the entire snow season with fresh powder promised in beginner ski areas in and around the Bowl.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to meet Mt Baw Baw’s resident alpine dingoes and environmental ambassadors, Rowdy and Warragul, when they make their snow season debut this winter.
Promising more than snow sporting experiences, the Howling Huskys will return to the mountain, and visitors are invited to explore Mt Baw Baw’s backcountry in scenic husky-drawn sled tours at all times of the day – from sunrise to under the stars.
Boasting over 35 hectares of terrain – with 30 per cent of its runs designed for beginners – Mt Baw Baw is the go-to destination for first-time snow seekers and young families looking to create their first snow experience.
On Melbourne’s doorstep, the snow destination is set for an action-packed winter with week-on-week events including Christmas in July, a Japanese-inspired festival, and the mountain’s very own Dog Sled Dash whilst snow enthusiasts can enjoy traditional downhill skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing.