6 Best Places For Snowboarding In Victoria, Australia

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Located in the extreme southeast region of Australia is the state of Victoria. Blessed with unmatched natural beauty, this state has beaches, lakes, mountains, highlands and more. Visitors can explore its many attractions, including Great Ocean Road, Twelve Apostles, Yarra Valley, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Aquarium, Geelong, Buchanan Caves, Dandenong Ranges, wineries, and national parks. The state is also home to a number of alpine mountain peaks that are perfect for experiencing the thrills of snowboarding. Whether you are a seasoned professional or a beginner, there are plenty of spots to practice your jumps, cut the slopes and experience thrilling turns. Victoria’s snowfields provide terrain parks that have ample rails, rollers, jumps and enough downhill runs to excite you. Head over to the alpine resorts of Hotham and Falls Creek for the best runs. Mt Baw Baw is best for freestyle boarders, and for those of you who have no clue about snowboarding, there are plenty of places offering lessons. To know more, simply scroll down to take a look at our recommendations for the best places for snowboarding in Victoria, Australia.

1. Mount Buller

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A resort village in Victoria, Mount Buller is located on the slopes of Mount Buller mountain in the Victorian Alps, rising to a height of about 1,805 metres (5,922 feet). Primarily an alpine resort, Mount Buller is open year-round but is especially amazing to visit in the winter as it transforms into a veritable winter wonderland. The snow-covered slopes of the mountain provide perfect snowboarding opportunities. Grab a lift pass and make your way to the top of the slope. Bring your board and hit the slopes for some amazing snowboarding fun! For first-timers, a range of snowboarding lessons can be availed at Mt Buller Ski & Snowboard School. Turns, twists and jumps for every level of snowboarding ability are available here.

Mount Buller

Address: Mount Buller, Victoria 3723, Australia

Website: Mount Buller

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2. Falls Creek

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Falls Creek is another resort town in the Victorian Alps, Australia, well-known for its winter sports activities that can be enjoyed at elevations of 1,500 to 1,780 metres (4,921 to 5,840 feet). The area has about 92 kilometres (57 miles) of slopes suitable for snowboarding and various other winter sports. From its 14 lifts, you can access about 90 runs (slopes or trails) of varying difficulty levels. Practice your snowboarding skills on gentle, steep or technical runs at Falls Creek. Beginners can enjoy Australia’s longest green run, Wombat’s Ramble, which is 2.2 kilometres (1.36 miles) long, and advanced riders can enjoy steep runs and head right into the deep powder stashes of the slopes. Snowboarding lessons are also available for all levels of riders at Falls Creek.

Falls Creek

Address: Alpine National Park, Australian Alps, Victoria, Australia

Website: Falls Creek

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3. Mount Hotham

Mt Hotham from the summit 2007
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Located at an elevation of 1,861 metres (2,824 feet) in the mighty Victorian Alps in Mount Hotham. This alpine resort town offers an array of winter sports on its snow-covered slopes, including snowboarding. Comprising two terrain parks - Basil Rail and Summit Terrain parks, Mount Hatham provides snowboarding opportunities to all types of riders - beginners to advanced thrill-seekers. Featuring a range of exciting rails, jumps and boxes, these parks offer enjoyable times snowboarding on the powder. Snowboarding lessons are available too, for kids and adults.

Mount Hotham

Address: Hotham Heights, Victoria 3741, Australia

Website: Mount Hotham

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4. Dinner Plain Alpine Village

Posted by Dinner Plain Alpine Village on Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Popular as one of the most affordable winter sports destinations in Australia, Dinner Plain Alpine Village is a must-visit for snowboarding enthusiasts, especially those on a budget. There is no resort entry fee for visitors and only lift or snow pass fees need to be paid. For beginners, Dinner Plain offers a fantastic DP Snow Park that is located in the pristine Victorian Alps. You can get lessons as well as enjoy twilight or family snowboarding sessions here. Considered one of the best slopes in Australia, riders of all skill levels can experience everything from beginner runs to expert-level drops here. And with the majestic Victorian Alps peaks in the background, the views are simply amazing! Enjoy snowboarding across 320 hectares (790 acres) of snow-covered terrain serviced by 13 lifts and enjoy the thrills of rushing down jaw-dropping vertical challenges that are suitable for both intermediate and advanced riders.

Dinner Plain Alpine Village

Address: Great Alpine Road, Dinner Plain, Victoria 3898, Australia

Website: Dinner Plain Alpine Village

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5. Mount Baw Baw

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Posted by Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort on Sunday, 4 August 2019

Boasting more than 35 hectares (86 acres) of downhill terrain suitable for all skill levels, Mount Baw Baw is the ultimate place to go snowboarding in Victoria, Australia. It is also known as the best place to learn snowboarding in Australia, thanks to its ‘progressive’ terrain and excellent instructors. A variety of lifts service different runs on the mountain, ideal for perfecting your moves or learning them for the first time. Snowboarding gear is available for rent here and you can also try a group or a private snowboarding lesson on Mount Baw Baw.

Mount Baw Baw

Address: Baw Baw Village VIC 3833, Australia

Website: Mount Baw Baw

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6. Mt Stirling Alpine Resort

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Posted by Mt Stirling on Friday, 16 August 2019

Situated at an elevation of 1,749 metres (5,738 feet) above sea level, Mt Stirling transforms into a majestic playground for outdoor enthusiasts in the winter. At Mt Stirling Alpine Resort, visitors can enjoy a range of winter sports as the slopes of the mountain are blanketed in pristine white snow. Alongside forested trails to explore, there are also sports activities like skiing, snowshoeing and snowboarding that can be experienced here. Similar to other alpine resorts, this place also offers snowboarding lessons. Riders have full access to the untouched terrain of the Summit and the Stanley Bowl area, where exciting runs await them. Since there are no lifts here, riders have to be physically prepared to ascend to the top, but the hike is a picturesque one.

Mt Stirling Alpine Resort

Address: Telephone Box Junction, Mt Stirling VIC 3723 Australia

Website: Mt Stirling Alpine Resort

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Go snowboarding in Victoria!

Blessed with plenty of alpine mountains, the peaks of Victoria transform into a completely different world in the winter, offering plenty of snowboarding opportunities. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional, there is a variety of terrain to suit all skills levels. Before you hit the slopes here, remember to check out our suggestions on the best places for snowboarding in Victoria, Australia.

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