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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.

Sorry, our bus service is not operating in 2021.

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 (2019)

Advance bookings are required to operate any service

Any day (including weekends and school holidays)

Depart Marysville 10.30am. Return from Lake Mountain 3pm

On any weekend and midweek during Victorian school holidays (29 June–14 July 2019), we can operate an additional ‘early bird’ service; which departs Marysville at 9am with a return trip departing Lake Mountain at 1.30pm.

The Marysville departure point is the PTV bus stop in Pack Road beside the Marysville Country Bakery/Cafe. The bakery is on the corner of Murchison Street and Pack Road (for GPS use 17 Murchison Street, Marysville 3779). All day free car parking is available behind the bakery (enter the car park off Pack Road next to the bus stop).

The snow season officially opens on Saturday 8 June 2019. Natural snow may or may not be available then, however snowmaking machinery should be producing man-made snow to provide plenty of scope for fun and action for everyone.

Advance, confirmed (paid) bookings are required to operate any service.

It may be possible to travel on the 9am (Marysville–Lake Mountain) service and return on the 3pm (Lake Mountain–Marysville) service but only if there are vacant seats on the 10.30am (Marysville–Lake Mountain) service, which would allow seats to be available on the 3pm return service. This would not be known until 10.30am on the day.

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

Fares (2019)

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

Adult concession

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. There is a $15 charge if a reserved seat is required for a child aged under five years old.

Cancellation policy

Full payment is preferred at the 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 within 48 hours of departure time or no shows, the deposit is non-refundable.


Prepayment is required to confirm a reservation.

You can either pay us by credit card over the phone or if enquiring by email we can send you an invoice with a link to make a secure payment by credit card or PayPal.

For phone bookings, you can call us on 03 5963 3753 (+61 3 5963 3753 if calling from outside Australia). We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa or Union Pay cards when booking by phone.

For email bookings, contact us at info@countrytouch.com.au with preferred travel date and time along with the number of people travelling and we will be able to send you an invoice where you can complete your transaction securely online (do not email your credit card details). We accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa cards when booking by email and you are also able to pay by PayPal if you prefer.

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

MasterCard accepted Visa card accepted UnionPay card 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 on busy days. We sell a large range of possum/merino wool mix knitwear, oilskin coats, moleskin jeans and a general range of warm jumpers, jackets and vests. We do not hire snow gear.

Enquiries welcome for group charter.

Country Touch holds Victorian Bus Accreditation 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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