(03) 5963 3753

Lake Mountain Snow Bus

Avoid the fuss, take the bus
We have been operating a service to the Lake Mountain snow fields since 2002.
Our vehicle is a 27-seat bus with seat belts and heaters, and we can accommodate toboggans and skis on board.

Includes resort entry fee

Your bus ticket includes the Lake Mountain Resort gate entry fee


Let us do the driving

Not confident driving in snowy conditions? No snow chains for your car? Leave your car in Marysville and let us take you up the mountain.


Closest snow to Melbourne

Lake Mountain is the closest ski resort to Melbourne with both cross country ski trails and toboggan runs. It is an ideal day trip.

Make a snowman

It doesn’t matter if you aren’t interested in skiing. Bring the kids and make some snowmen.

Timetable (2018)

Advance bookings are required to operate any service

Weekends and Victorian and South Australian school holidays

Depart Marysville 9am. Return from Lake Mountain 1.30pm

The “earlybird” service – beat the rush

Any day (including weekends and school holidays)

Depart Marysville 10.30am. Return from Lake Mountain 3pm

Marysville departure point is the bus stop in Pack Road beside the Marysville Country Bakery, at the corner of Pack Road and Murchison Street. The “earlybird” service may also be caught at 8.50am at our shop, Country Touch (24 Murchison Street, Marysville).

Allow two hours if driving from Melbourne CBD, longer if you intend hiring equipment in Marysville or Narbethong before catching the bus. Equipment hire is also available at the Lake Mountain Resort.

Fares (2018)

Covers return transport including Lake Mountain Resort gate entry fee


  • Return transport from Marysville
  • Includes Lake Mountain Resort gate entry


(5–17 years)
  • Return transport from Marysville
  • Includes Lake Mountain Resort gate entry


Seniors and Health Care cards
  • Return transport from Marysville
  • Includes Lake Mountain Resort gate entry


Two adults and two children or one adult and three children
  • Return transport from Marysville
  • Includes Lake Mountain Resort gate entry

No charge for children under five years of age, however they may not be allocated their own seat if the bus is full. If a reserved seat is required for an under five year old, there is a $10 charge.

Cancellation policy

Full payment is preferred at time of booking. A deposit of $10 per person forms part of this payment. If the customer cancels a booking more than 48 hours prior to departure time, a full refund (including the deposit) can be made. For cancellations with 48 hours of departure time, or no shows, the deposit is non-refundable.


Prepayment is required to confirm a reservation

The preferred method is credit card details (MasterCard, Visa or Union Pay) when booking by phone. Your credit card is not processed until the day prior to travel.

We also accept direct bank deposit, PayPal, cheque, money order and even cash.

MasterCard accepted Visa card accepted China UnionPay cards accepted

Enquiries and bookings

Contact Country Touch at 24 Murchison Street, Marysville VIC 3779

Phone: (03) 5963 3753 or Richard on 0417 633 753
Email: info@countrytouch.com.au

Our shop is open every day from 10am to 4pm with extended hours depending on seasonal needs. Be sure to check out our range of warm clothing – possum and merino knitwear from New Zealand, oilskin coats, polar fleece jackets, pure wool Australian made jumpers and more. We do not hire snow gear.

Enquiries welcome for group charter.

Country Touch holds Vic. Bus Accrediation AC-001372.

How’s the snow at Lake Mountain

Some useful websites

lakemountainresort.com.au for current snow conditions and information about Lake Mountain Alpine Resort
marysvilletourism.com for accommodation, ski hire etc. in the Marysville, Buxton, Narbethong and Taggerty area
possumshop.com for high quality possum fur and merino wool knitwear from New Zealand (also available from our shop in Marysville)
bugaustralia.com for Australian backpacking and budget travel information
trivago.com.au for accommodation in Marysville

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