Snow Shoeing

Let's explore the forest. Trail markers make it easy

If you enjoy bush walking, fresh mountain air and a little easy exercise without the slip and slide of skis under you feet then snow shoeing is for you. Stirling Experience stock MSR, TSL traditional design snow shoes and the Australian Yowie, oversized sandal design snow shoe in our hire shop at Telephone Box Junction. Both are of sturdy but light construction and provide good positive grip underfoot on both snow and ice.

The hire shop maintains a fleet of 50 pair of shoes which is normally quite sufficient for general demand however if you are planning to bring a group for a snow shoeing day or overnight trip we welcome advance bookings.

The Mt.Stirling Ski School offers a mountain tour every Saturday afternoon between 1pm & 4pm. The cost is just $45 and includes the hire of snowshoes (If you have your own the tour cost is just $20). Meet at the TBJ ski school office at 12.45pm. This is a great way to see our beautiful trail network winding through the Alpine Ash and Snowgum forest passing mountain huts and pretty mountain streams. Degree of difficulty is EASY and we finish with for an afternoon Tea/Coffee and chat in the mountain bistro. So come and enjoy a bit of our fresh mountain air. CLICK HERE FOR A BROCHURE

Snow shoeing is permitted on the entire trail network at Mt.Stirling. There are a total of 65 kilometres of marked trails within the resort approximately 35 kilometres of these are regularly groomed, including trails leading to the mountain summit and across to the Mt.Buller village. In addition there are marked adventure trails leading into the surrounding State Park towards the Pinnacle and the Mount Number 3 Refuge Hut and also to Clear Hills and the famed Man From Snowy River film, Craig’s Hut.

Walking on the trail network without the use of skis or snow shoes is not permitted on Mt.Stirling, as this damages the trail surface, making skiing hazardous for other guests. When using snow shoes please keep to the left of the trails at all times leaving room for skiers to pass. For those visitors arriving on the mountain to go back country snow boarding in the Summit bowls it is mandatory use snow shoes or a split board on all trails.

If you plan to hire snow shoes, you will need a pair of sturdy waterproof walking boots or snow boots such as sorrels. Snow shoe bindings are simple to use and can be adjusted to any boot size. Low cut shoes or sneekers are not suitable, however cross country ski boots available from the hire shop are ideal footwear for snow shoeing.