Mount Beauty is an ideal location for downhill skiing, cross country touring and Nordic racing and training.
Only 30 km from Falls Creek and the Bogong High Plains, Mount Beauty is arguably the closest and most convenient to the snow, sub-alpine skiing location in Australia. From Mount Beauty to Mt Hotham is 80 km.
The elevation of the extensive Bogong High Plains and the Hydro Electric storage facilitating extensive snow making gives the area reliable snow cover for all types of skiing.
Mount Beauty is the supply town for Falls Creek resort. Many Falls Creek winter workers are based in Mount Beauty and commute to Falls Creek daily. Access from Mount Beauty to Falls Creek and the Bogong High Plains is excellent with the final distance above the snow line on the north facing side. This reduces the frequency and severity of chain fitting compared to alternative resorts particularly for day visitors from Mount Beauty.
Access to Mount Beauty from major population centers is swift and convenient. via the Hume Highway.
Australian snow resorts are almost unique in the world in that they all charge a park use fee or resort entry fee. In most other parts of the world parking etc is paid for by the lift company or municipal council.
Advance Purchase Lift Ticket
Falls Creek and Mt Hotham lifts offer 15% discount for lift tickets purchased 14 days in advance. Before and during the season they also offer many promotional and special deals, available from as early as October the preceding year. It pays to sign up to their newsletter or check their website regularly once you have made the decision to ski for a season. Deals like ski with a buddy can make a significant saving on the most expensive element of your ski trip, sometimes saving up to 50%.
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