Mount Baw Baw is believed to have acquired its name from the original words "baw baw" which means "echo”. The Resort is encircled by the Baw Baw National Park . Situated near to Melbourne , the national park covers a vast area of 13,000 hectares (133km square). The park exhibits magnificent wildflower and bush-land during summers and snowy woodlands in winters. This Australian alpine region is mainly indicated by low lying grasses, snow gums and heath lands. Located 153 kilometres from the Yarra Junction, both Mount Baw Baw Alpine Village and Baw Baw National Park are the closest ski resorts to Melbourne.
Mount Baw Baw is among the most popular and well placed resort of Australia . With its modest height and varied slopes, Mt. Baw Baw Resort caters well to the various needs of beginners and as well as experienced skiers. There are runs for all levels of capabilities from the beginner level to the more advanced. It boasts of 30 hectares of pure skiing trails. A total of seven ski lifts operate from the resort to the various areas of the skiing mountain.
The Australian ski resort of Mount Baw Baw has direct access to a total of 8 ski lifts. The 8 Ski Lifts of Mount Baw Baw are able to uplift 6,200 skiers / snowboarders per hour. Mount Baw Baw is able to enhance natural snow through the use of 10 Snow Cannons. Downhill and cross country skiing is available at Mt Baw Baw.
The Baw Baw mountain area has fascinated a great number of inhabitants when it becomes open to the public in the late 1880s mostly for the reason that some gold was found in and around the area. The resort has everything to make sure guests have fun and frolic in the park. The alpine resort includes ski in and ski out style accommodation on mountain ski hire, a devoted snow sports school, snowmaking facilities, railpark, ski lifts, restaurants, hotel bar, retail store and regular events and amusement for the family and friends.
There is variety of accommodation available in and around the resort. There are various styles to cater for overnight or long stays including self-independent flats to ski club lodges. Mt Baw Baw Village Hotel gives hotel style accommodation. There are Cascade Ski Apartments which provide a number of fully equipped rooms of various sizes and tariffs. Visitors can check in and stay in the many ski lodges, cabins, apartments, hotels and backpackers' lodgings.