Just half an hour from its sister peak Mount Buller, Mt Stirling is renowned as a cross-country skiing destination. Over 68 kilometres of pristine trails of varying difficulty are free to use and well sheltered by alpine ash and snow gum trees. Tobogganing and snow play are popular on Mt Stirling. Intermediate to advanced snowboarders revel in the unique back country experience, snowshoers can access unrestricted views of the surrounding region from the summit, while telemarkers love the freedom and untouched terrain.
Mt Stirling features a number of refuge huts and snow camping areas for the ultimate alpine experience. There is also a permanent alpine camp with a central teepee boasting a pot belly stove, cooking facilities and insulated tents. Watch the sunset over the snow as you soak up the warmth of a camp fire.
A well-marked scenic trail links Mt Stirling to the downhill resort of Mount Buller. Spectacular views from the top of Mt Stirling take in the dramatic Crosscut Saw, Mount Buller and Mount Buffalo. It's worth continuing to nearby Craigs' Hut, a cattlemen's hut and film set used in the making of The Man from Snowy River.
Mt Stirling is approximately 245 kilometres from Melbourne, or around three hours and 45 minutes by car along the Melba Highway.