When the snow melts, the swimming holes heat up – with brilliant food and sweeping mountain views, there’s a case for visiting ski towns in summer

When considering “summer getaways”, Victoria’s alpine region rarely crosses the mind, but the quiet valley and the resort towns perched up in the mountains have a surprising amount to offer when the sun’s out and the snow’s melted.

For thousands of years before European settlement, the Dhudhuroa, Gunai-Kurnai, Taungurung, Waywurru and Yaitmathang and a number of other Indigenous peoples called the Victorian Alps home, and after the British arrived the area was swept up in the gold rush. Now the mountains and valleys are known for three things: wine, skiing and being a bloody long drive from Melbourne.

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