The Mount Buffalo Alpine Resort is managed by a private operator and provides
two downhill ski areas within the park serviced by several lifts and a range of
Dingo Dell Ski Area
Located mid-way across the plateau, 30 km from Porepunkah, Dingo Dell at 1,400
m, has two lifts and is ideal for beginners with gently graded slopes.
At Dingo Dell day visitor center, A.W. Keown Lodge, provides a ski patrol base,
ski school, take away food, large eating area, toilets and change rooms. Dingo
Dell is usually only open on weekends or during the busy winter periods.
Cresta Valley Ski Area
Located at the southern end of the plateau, 34 km from Porepunkah, Cresta Valley
at 1,500 m has eight runs served by five lifts catering to all skier levels.|
Cresta Valley also has a large day visitor centre providing visitors with ski
school, ski hire, ski boutique, souvenir shop, ski patrol, first aid room, and a
national park audio-visual theatrette with interpretive displays.
Take-away food is available in the day visitor centre Bistro while a large
lounge provides a pleasant area to eat and view the slopes with toilets and
change rooms nearby.
Cross Country Skiing
For the cross country skiers there are over 10 km of groomed and marked trails
at Cresta Valley and along the Horn Road. All marked trails commence at the
cross country notice board adjacent to Cresta Valley car park.
Experienced skiers may also ski off-track on the variety of snow plains and
unmarked trails scattered throughout the plateau back country. Limited ‘minimal
impact’ winter camping is available on a strict permit basis and only at
designated camp areas. There are no trail head fees!
Separate detailed Cross Country Skiing and Winter Camping park notes are
available from the Entrance Station and Park Office or at Cresta Valley.
Tobogganing and Snowplay
A safe, marked toboggan and snowplay area is set aside adjacent to Cresta Valley
carpark. An additional toboggan run at Dingo Dell is only open while lifts are
operating there and Ski Patrol are present. During the early part of the ski
season or in times of poor snow cover, the toboggan area may be relocated within
the ski resort on the snow making areas. Signs will indicate the alternative
tobogganing area when conditions dictate.
Tobogganing is not permitted elsewhere on the plateau due to the risks of
There are two accommodation facilities located within the park. Mount Buffalo
Chalet is a grand year old guest house near the Gorge and Mount Buffalo Lodge at
Cresta Valley. Each venue offers a variety of accommodation, restaurants,
activities, ski hire and a range of package options. Contact the individual
venues for further
There are also a number of
camping opportunities. Contact
Victoria or visit the Entrance Station for up-to-details.
Check the park
notes for safety tips for winter visitors.
Victoria park notes Ski Season Guide 2002