School Group Ski Hire & Lessons
Primary School Programs: The Stirling Experience primary school programs focus on fun and enjoyment in our wonderful natural environment. These programs are specifically tailored for children aged between 5 and 11 years old, providing cross country ski instruction through fun filled group games.
Secondary and Tertiary Programs: Generous group concessions are available for both ski hire and ski school and a number of packages combine hire guiding and overnight camps.
Inter-School XC Race Coaching: The Mt.Stirling Ski School employ a number of Internationally Qualified ski race coaches and instructors who have coached a number of school teams and individuals to success in the inter-school competitions in past season. Please download an Information Flyer or call Stirling Experience to discuss your team goals.
Mt. Stirling Alpine Resort is one of six Alpine Resorts in Victoria. These Resorts are all sited on crown land and managed by separate Management Boards appointed by Government. In 2007 the Mt.Buller and Mt.Stirling Alpine Resorts were combined under joint management. Mt.Stirling has been witness to many uses over the past decades, providing a source of food and cultural significance to the early aboriginal communities, summer pasture for alpine grazing, a source of timber for forestry operations and a place for recreation.
To improve the understanding of the Mt. Stirling Alpine Resort we have made available a number of documents:
Mt.Stirling, a natural and cultural history interwoven with a modern day health and fitness experience. The Mt.Stirling Alpine Resort offers a history of human endeavor, encompassing aboriginal culture until the mid 1800’s, cattle grazing through the early 1900’s, forestry during the mid 1900’s and a recreational playground in the present day. Throughout this period, people have always respected the mountain for is natural beauty and while it bears some scars of the past, nature has healed, beauty has returned. The mountain has held its wildness, avoided large scale development and when compared with its closest neighbor, Mt.Buller has evolved in a remarkably different manner, providing a platform for study and questioning.
Without doubt early European industries shaped the mountain’s current place in our community. Cattle grazing left in its wake the cattle pads which form part of our ski trail network and huts which still provide refuge for visitors. Forestry left behind the road network and the birth of cross country skiing from the early days when European migrants linked the snig tracks, marked the trails and formed what became the Mansfield Nordic Ski Club to guide visitors on winter ski tours around the mountain. Bush walking, 4WDing, mountain biking and a host of other modern recreational pursuits have followed.
Stirling Experience is proud to be a small part of that history, having operated the Cross-country ski hire for over 25 years and commenced the Cross-country Ski School on the mountain. The education community is a very significant and respected part of our business and we are proud to support Primary, Secondary and Tertiary colleges using the mountain with concession rates on ski hire, ski school, accommodation, transport and educational programs.