Ready to hit the slopes and soak up the snow this winter? Just two hours from Melbourne, Lake Mountain is the closest snow resort to the city and provides the perfect place for family and friends to kick up some powder.

Here, there are 37km of weaving cross-country trails just waiting to be explored as well as a range of other activities and mountain villages to discover.

1. Toboggan

Lake Mountain is famed for its snowboarding and skiing opportunities, but for something a little different you can toboggan down the slopes. The onsite Village Toboggan Run boasts a cover of man-made snow for the entire season, giving you an extra dose of adrenalin as you explore the area.

2. Sip Hot Chocolate with a View

What better way to warm up in the snow than with a luxurious hot chocolate? Step inside from the snow and enjoy a deliciously warm hot chocolate in the mountain café while admiring the views out across the weaving slopes below. There is also a range of other food and drinks to tuck into here.

3. Hit Up the Flying Fox

Want a hearty dose of adventure? The 240 metre Flying Fox will give you all the adrenaline you need. Hit the skies and fly over all the action going on below on this zip wire adventure, which provides a completely unique angle to see the surrounding scenery from.

4. Tube Run

For an alternative to snowboarding and skiing, try the Lake Mountain tube run. It’s sure to get your blood pumping as you whizz down the 100 metre dry slope Tube Run. You can take in the incredible snow-covered views as you go, taking in the beautiful mountain scenery that flanks the run.

5. Explore Marysville

When you want some time away from the slopes, head to Marysville and wander the picturesque streets that are lined with boutique stores, local cafes, and a range of quirky attractions. This is the ideal hotspot to relax after a hard day on the slopes, and there is plenty to do for every member of the family.

Experiencing the snowy side of winter in Melbourne is a must-do for anyone in the city at this time of year. At Lake Mountain, which is just a short journey from the city centre, you can experience everything the snowy mountains have to offer as well as discover quaint villages that characterise the region.

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