Frequently asked questions about Mt Stirling
Are there any chairlifts on Mt Stirling?
No - Mt Stirling is a nature-based tourism destination, and does not have any ski chairlifts at the resort.
Can I bring my cat or dog with me?
Introduced species, including dogs and cats, pose a great threat to the alpine environment. To protect native fauna and provide a clean and safe resort for all our residents and guests, dogs and cats are not permitted on Mt Stirling.
Why do I have to pay a resort entry fee?
The entry fee paid through the gate is a government levy that contributes significantly to the costs of providing the wide range of services and facilities provided by Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management. These services include environmental management, snow clearing, car parking, day shelters and public toilets, water reticulation and recycling, slope management, toboggan runs, sewerage treatment works, visitor information, road, snow and weather reports, shuttle buses, garbage collection and recycling, Resort administration, Village signage, ski patrol and trail maintenance.
Do I need to carry wheel chains for my car?
Mt Stirling's wheel chain requirements are decided on a daily basis and are determined by weather forecasts and existing road conditions. Chain requirements may vary between 2-wheel drive (2WD) and 4-wheel drive (4WD) and All-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles, as each of these types of cars react differently to snow and icy road conditions.
Daily wheel chain requirements are communicated via the website, local accommodation providers, rental outlets and authorities who are come into contact with people travelling to the Resort. They also appear on large flashing roadside billboards as you enter and leave Mansfield and on the daily snow report. Contact Resort Management directly on (03) 5777 6077 for the most current requirements, or click here to view the relevant webpage.
If you are staying in the Resort overnight you are required to carry chains at all times as weather conditions may change unexpectedly throughout the evening.
I'm planning to visit on August 6, how much snow will there be?
It is impossible for us to predict exactly how much snow will be on the ground on a specific day, but history shows the peak snow pack is usually at the end of July and early August. It is best to keep and eye on the website snow report for the latest conditions, and you can also contact Resort Management for this information.