Mt Stirling

Mt Stirling is Mt Buller's sweet little mountain next door, and the place to be for adventure. Cross-country skiing, snow camping and backcountry exploring mean there's plenty more to Stirls than meets the eye.


Mt Stirling is Mt Buller’s pretty little sister, and offers a nature-based snow experience unlike any other. Mt Stirling is famous for its cross-country ski trails, with lessons for beginners through to more experienced skiers.

Mt Stirling is popular with adventure seekers who chase fresh tracks in the famous Stanley Bowl and even set up camp overnight - Mt Stirling permits snow camping, and boasts the unique Alpine Winter Camp with accommodation tents and a central teepee with pot belly stove.

Mt Stirling features a visitor centre with warm and cosy cafe, ski hire and ski school. The mountain offers tobogganing when the conditions permit - on your arrival at the resort entry point at the base of the mountain it is best to check with the staff whether tobogganing is available. Neighbouring Mt Buller offers on-mountain accommodation, a range of activities as well as skiing and snowboarding lessons for all levels - both mountains are included in the one resort entry fee so your snow dollar goes even further.

Fast Facts
  • An easy and scenic three-hour drive from Melbourne through the Yarra Valley
  • Entry to Mt Stirling is included in the same resort entry pass as Mt Buller
  • 68km of cross-country ski trails
  • Ski equipment and clothing hire, toboggans, snowshoes and more
  • Cross-country ski lessons for all ages and levels
  • Alpine Winter Camp with accommodation tents and central teepee
  • Visitor Centre with cafe, ski hire, ski school and ski patrol services
Quick Stats

Highest lifted altitudeNA. Summit 1749m.
Drive distance (Melb city)242km
Skiable area68km (XC)
Snow making areaNo
Total number of lifts0
Beginners terrain20%
Intermediate terrain60%
Advanced terrain20%
Terrain parkNo
Snow sports schoolYes
Night SkiingNo
Equipment HireYes



A fun and affordable way to experience the joy of skiing, cross-country ski lessons are available at the Ski School located at Telephone Box Junction visitor centre. Whether you’re just starting out or getting back on the skis, Mt Stirling’s skilled instructors can get you going.


The Mt Stirling Cafe is the perfect spot to warm up and fuel your body for fun in the snow. Sit by the fire and enjoy great coffee, delicious light meals and baked treats while looking out at the snowy vistas outside.


Mt Stirling offers winding trails through stunning alpine wilderness where you can take a walk and enjoy the calming natural environment. Snowshoes are available to hire, and guided group tours are offered regularly. A great way to explore the mountain and as easy as walking.

Visit the resort website for more information