Maps of Australian ski runs and villages

120 resort maps from 1938 to 2016

Please note. If you stumble on this page, it is under development and is not intended to go public until a launch around the end of 2017.

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Introduction.

In the early years of skiing, most maps for skiers were produced by individuals, ski clubs and magazines. However for the past 60 years lift companies have produced maps for their customers and these maps comprise the majority on this site. Other maps are reproduced from magazines, books and brochures and these have been attributed to the original publishers.

Dating some of the older maps can be difficult, it depends on when ski lifts were built and removed, buildings shown and the resort logos featured on the maps.

Three types of maps have been included, ski run maps, cross country ski maps and village maps. Most are official resort maps but where maps from other sources have been included, a brief note on their origin is attached.

To avoid repetition, only maps that show infrastructure that has changed from previous years have been included, so there may be gaps of several years between maps of a resort. So if there was no change in infrastructure at a resort (such as lifts or snow making areas) then not every year is shown.

As resort maps usually don't change from year to year, only maps that show changed infrastructure such as lifts or snow making areas have been included. However differing interpretations from different artists have been included, even when there is no change in infrastructure.

The creators of all maps have been credited where known,

Please let me know of any extra maps, corrections or additions at sisson dot dave at yahoo.com dot au

Contents

Ben Lomond    7 maps

Charlotte Pass

Dinner Plain

Falls Creek

Lake Mountain

Mt Baw Baw

Mt Buffalo

Mt Buller

Mt Hotham

Mt Mawson    4 maps

Perisher, including Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega & Blue Cow

Selwyn Snow Resort

Thredbo

Other areas: Brindabella Range, Mt St Bernard, Mt Donna Buang, Mt Rufus

Ben Lomond

Location. North eastern Tasmania, 60 km east of Launceston

History. Became a ski destination from the early 1930s, lifts were built at the resort from the early 1960s. The resort became increasingly popular after a road was built up spectacular Jacobs Ladder in 196x.

Today. The small resort has x surface lifts, a pub, a ski hire /cafe and while it receives many day visitors from nearby Launceston, it has x,xxx beds on the mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

 

 

2002

2002

 

 

 

 

1983. From Australian skiing: a complete handbook. Edited by Wendy Cross & Peter Beilby. 4 Seasons, 1983.

1983. From Australian skiing: a complete handbook. Edited by Wendy Cross & Peter Beilby. 4 Seasons, 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1938. Map by Reg Hall and G. Tyson.

Circa 1938. Map by Reg Hall and G. Tyson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlotte Pass

2016

2016

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000-ish. Shows old logo and old rope tow

2000-ish. Shows old logo and old rope tow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1964

1964

 

 

 

 

1964 showing the short lived Thredbo Valley to Charlotte Pass chairlift

1964 showing the short lived Thredbo Valley to Charlotte Pass chairlift

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dinner Plain

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

2008 map by James Niehues [link to his website] showing new subdivision at left.

2008 map by James Niehues [link to his website] showing new subdivision at left.

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 2000 ?

Circa 2000 ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Falls Creek

Circa 2015. (Although no new lifts since 2006.)

Circa 2015. (Although no new lifts since 2006.)

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 2015. Village map.

Circa 2015. Village map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Cross country 

2011 Cross country 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 village map

2011 village map

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993

1993

 

 

 

 

 

1987

1987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1979

1979

 

 

 

 

 

1976

1976

 

 

1971

1971

 

 

1966

1966

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1965. Extract from a government VicMap of the Bogong High Plains

Circa 1965. Extract from a government VicMap of the Bogong High Plains

 

 

1963. From brochure promoting the original AAC lodge at Falls. Building is now Red Onion

1963. From brochure promoting the original AAC lodge at Falls. Building is now Red Onion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1962?. The last year the Dogpatch nutcracker tow ran beside the new Summit T-bar.

1962?. The last year the Dogpatch nutcracker tow ran beside the new Summit T-bar.

1961 showing existing and former lifts.

1961 showing existing and former lifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Circa 1960. Reproduced from Julian Newton Brown. Falls Creek: how it came to be. p.8.

Circa 1960. Reproduced from Julian Newton Brown. Falls Creek: how it came to be. p.8.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1951

1951

 

 

1946

1946

2015 cross country ski trail map.

2015 cross country ski trail map.

Lake Mountain 

Location

 

History

 

Today

Lake Mountain is a cross country ski resort north east of Melbourne near the town of Marysville. Despite limited popularity in the 1930s and in the early 1950s, the mountain only became a recognised ski destination in the 1970s. It is the nearest ski destination to Melbourne and its cross country ski trails are popular every weekend there is decent snow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 map of the car parks, facilities ski trail heads and toboggan slopes

2015 map of the car parks, facilities ski trail heads and toboggan slopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 topographic map of the Lake Mountain area.

2014 topographic map of the Lake Mountain area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012. Trail map.

2012. Trail map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 central facilities map.

2012 central facilities map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Baw Baw

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

2011. Walks map

2011. Walks map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

2009

 

 

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

198X

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

19XX Cross country

2002

2002

1998

1998

 

 

 

197X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980s map when the lift network was at it's greatest extent. Preserved at Kellys Cafe.

1980s map when the lift network was at it's greatest extent. Preserved at Kellys Cafe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Buffalo

2005. The last map for Buffalo before it closed permanently at the end of the 2006 season.

2005. The last map for Buffalo before it closed permanently at the end of the 2006 season.

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

1990. Cresta area,

1990. Cresta area,

1990. Dingo Dell area

1990. Dingo Dell area

 

 

 

Mt Buller

2014

2014

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009. Southern slopes

2009. Southern slopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009. Northern slopes

2009. Northern slopes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007

2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000. Lift development proposals.

2000. Lift development proposals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992

1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

1990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1985

1985

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

1980

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

197X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

197X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Hotham

Location

 

History

 

Today

2011

2011

 

 

 

2011 Cross country ski map

2011 Cross country ski map

2011 town map

2011 town map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2008

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000 (or possibly earlier)

2000 (or possibly earlier)

1990

1990

 

 

 

 

 

1984

1984

 

 

 

 

1982

1982

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

197X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1974 village map

1974 village map

 

 

 

 

 

1967

1967

 

 

19XX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1953. The lines indicate named ski runs. Blue Ribbon was the only ski tow.

1953. The lines indicate named ski runs. Blue Ribbon was the only ski tow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Mawson

2015. Interactive map. When opened headings on the left zoom to the area and provide a description.

2015. Interactive map. When opened headings on the left zoom to the area and provide a description.

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

 

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

 

 

1983. From Australian skiing: a complete handbook. Edited by Wendy Cross & Peter Beilby. 4 Seasons, 1983.

1983. From Australian skiing: a complete handbook. Edited by Wendy Cross & Peter Beilby. 4 Seasons, 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt Stirling

2015

2015

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

 

 

2011. circa. Notes on reverse of trail map.

2011. circa. Notes on reverse of trail map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 1983 proposal for a lift network on Mt Stirling. no lifts were ever built.

The 1983 proposal for a lift network on Mt Stirling. no lifts were ever built.

2013

2013

Perisher

Including Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

2013. Guthega area showing existing lifts and route of quad that was installed the next year

2013. Guthega area showing existing lifts and route of quad that was installed the next year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013. Devils Playgrounds area.

2013. Devils Playgrounds area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013. Double Trouble area.

2013. Double Trouble area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 showing the Guthega area.

2011 showing the Guthega area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2009

2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

 

 

 

 

2005. Guthega area. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Guthega area. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

 

 

 

 

1995

1995

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1994. Blue Cow and Guthega. Medium resolution.

1994. Blue Cow and Guthega. Medium resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1992. Blue Cow and Guthega. Medium resolution.

1992. Blue Cow and Guthega. Medium resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990. Low resolution.

1990. Low resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

1988. Blue Cow area when it operated as a separate resort. Low resolution

1988. Blue Cow area when it operated as a separate resort. Low resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983. From Australian skiing: a complete handbook. Edited by Wendy Cross & Peter Beilby. 4 Seasons, 1983.

1983. From Australian skiing: a complete handbook. Edited by Wendy Cross & Peter Beilby. 4 Seasons, 1983.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1983. Guthega

1983. Guthega

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980. Low resolution.

1980. Low resolution.

 

 

 

 

1963. From a brochure promoting the new Australian Alpine Club lodge.

1963. From a brochure promoting the new Australian Alpine Club lodge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selwyn Snow Resort

 

2016. No changes to the map, lifts or buildings, however the old logo has been removed from the map.

2016. No changes to the map, lifts or buildings, however the old logo has been removed from the map.

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

 

2010 ish?

2010 ish?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 claimed but check on triple chairlift dates. Trim line on right.

2010 claimed but check on triple chairlift dates. Trim line on right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date unsure. Low resolution

Date unsure. Low resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1998

1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1984

1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 walks map

2015 walks map

Thredbo

Location

 

History

 

Today

 

 

 

 

2013

2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 circa. Town map

2011 circa. Town map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2007. Reverse side of trail map

2007. Reverse side of trail map

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005

2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

2005. Map from Robert Upe & Jim Darby. The snow guide to Australia and New Zealand. Explore Australia Publishing, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

1992 Low resolution

1992 Low resolution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other areas

Brindabella Range, Mt St Bernard, Mt Donna Buang, Mt Rufus

 

 

 

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