SKI & SNOW PLAY
Mt.Stirling’s natural beauty provides the perfect backdrop to experience a vast array of exciting and rewarding winter activities at an affordable price. The mountain’s endless pristine trails have ensured that the resort is renowned for its cross country skiing and snow shoeing. The 68km maintained trail network is free to use and winds through sheltered woodlands of tall Alpine Ash Forest, beautiful twisted snow gum to the scenic open summit, offering views across the Victorian High Country.
Mt.Stirling, while the largest in area of all Victorian Alpine resorts, is undoubtedly the most undeveloped. It’s the freedom of space, lack of crowds or city styled infrastructure and natural beauty that are its greatest assets. Mt.Stirling offers visitors a natural winter wonderland and an affordable snow experience.
Mt.Stirling is a cross-country skiing paradise, the opportunities are endless. Trails are graded from beginner to advanced offering short loops with plenty of practice slopes along the way, all the way to full day tours with magical vistas across the top of the Victorian High Country.
For the more adventurous the Resort offers an Alpine Camp where guests can sit, cook dinner and chat around the warm pot-belly stove in the large community Tepee then retire for the night into floored and insulated camp facilities.
You may also bring your own winter camping equipment and pitch tent in one of the designated snow camping areas.
Stirling Experience offers the largest range of specialised cross country ski equipment for hire in the region, available on the mountain at our Nordic centre adjacent to the car park at Telephone Box Junction.
Ski Touring and Racing:
Standard non-metal edge touring skis together with wider metal edge touring skis both with mechanical grip bases fitted with sturdy Rottafella Nordic Back Country bindings suitable for touring the extensive trail network around the mountain are available from the hire shop. For the racer there are a number of sets of skating equipment also available for hire.
Telemarking or Alpine Touring:
Cross country downhill exponents will love the freedom of space and untouched terrain that Mt.Stirling has to offer. Take your pick of tree runs, powder bowls and groomed trails that stretch between the summit and Telephone Box Junction. An extensive range of Telemark skis with plastic shell boots are available for hire on the mountain from Stirling Experience at Telephone Box Junction.
There is nothing like advice from someone who knows how. Our international and local professional instructors will make a difference to your skiing enjoyment in no time. Why spend time on the wet snow in a tangled mess when you could be upright enjoying the gliding experience. Class and private lessons are available daily and are surprisingly affordable and wonderfully enjoyable. You will improve.
The official Resort Snow Report is prepared by the Mt.Stirling Ski Patrol daily then published to the Resort Web Site. For those requiring specific information, please call the Ski School Office on (03) 5777 6441.
Mt.Stirling provides snowshoers with the ability to access stunning alpine scenery and unrestricted views of the Victorian High Country from her majestic summit. Power along well marked trails, or stroll between snowgums at a leisurely pace while enjoying the historical and environmental commentary detailed on the interpretive walk signage throughout the resort. Snow shoes are available for hire on the mountain from Stirling Experience at Telephone Box Junction.
Families, especially those will smaller children, enjoy the absence of crowds, the relaxed atmosphere and their ability to park the car within easy walking distance of the snow play and toboggan area. Having the warm and cozy mountain bistro close by for the mandatory hot chocolate with marshmallow is also a bonus. If the snow gets a little thin on the ground a ride in the Snow-rider shuttle service to higher snow play areas at Alby’s Drop or King Saddle is always a fun experience and great sightseeing opportunity. Toboggans are available for hire on the mountain from Stirling Experience at Telephone Box Junction.
Trail Maps are available for free within the resort; please ensure that you have one before venturing out onto the trails. Each intersection is numbered and with the assistance of the map navigation is quite simple.
Alpine Resorts are subject to extreme weather conditions, please ensure your safety by observing our snow safety rules and guidelines.