Swinburne University Snow Squad (SUSS)

SUSS is running six exciting trips to all three Victorian mountains in 2024. They all vary slightly in length, destination and price but all are designed for any skill level and for all participants. Whether a Swinburne student or not, SUSS are sure you will enjoy each trip and make plenty of new friends!

2024 Trip Dates:

Falls Creek Trips (Green):
- Perfect for first time snow-goers!
- Staying at The Park, Mt Beauty
- Bus leaves at 2:30PM on the Friday from Swinburne's Hawthorn campus and arrives back at around 10:30PM on the Sunday night

Snowfest ReSUSSit8
Dates 26/07 - 28/07 09/08 - 11/08
Price $279 $279

Hotham Trips (Blue):
- The quintissential SUSS experience!
- Staying at Kalyna ski lodge, Mt Hotham
- Bus leaves at 2:00AM on the Friday from Swinburne's Hawthorn campus and arrives back at around 10:30PM on the Monday night

Blizzard Snowbunnies Avalanche
Dates 28/06 - 30/07 19/07 - 21/07 30/08 - 02/09
Price $429 $429 $529

Mt Buller Trip - VIC IVs (Black):
- The biggest party trip of the year, limited to 21 spots!
- Staying at Mt Buller from 4 Nights
- Compete in a minimum 2 of the following events Super G, Giant Slalom, Rider Cross & Slope Style. Both have Ski (Alpine) & Snowboard disciplines
- Car pool from Melbourne to Mansfield. Bus return ticket included from Mansfield to Mt Buller.
- Ski all day with all your mates at Swinburne and other unis, then party with them all night.

Vic IV's
Dates 22/07 - 26/07
Price $1100 (inc. Lift Pass - may change dependent Lift Prices)

Preference is for all members to stay with the group for the full Vic IV's experience. But if you interested and want to privately lodge instead, please email . We can make alternative arrangements.

How To Book:

Please attend booking night from 7PM on Wednesday the 17th of April at The Junction next to Glenferrie Train Station to secure your tickets. Spaces are limited and it is first in best dressed - so try to arrive early, ask us questions and get to know the other SUSS members. Payments will all be made online via credit card; cash payments will not be accepted. Booking night will allow you to sign up to as many trips as possible, as long as spaces are available. 


Payments are to be made in three instalments, by credit card via UniOne 
$100 - Deposit taken at booking night

Second Installment made on 30th April
The third Installment made on 31st May
The Final Installment made on 14th June (Vic IV's Only)


Trips are open to all 2024 SUSS members

What's Included on all trips:

- Transport to and from the mountain
- Breakfast and dinner while on the mountain
- Mountain entry
- Accommodation

Not Included:

Lift tickets and lessons: these will need to be purchased from the mountain. Booking online and well in advance will ensure you receive the best price. Please note that VicIV's at Mt Buller does include a lift ticket (but may vary dependent on finalised lift ticket prices)
Ski/board rental - We've teamed up with our sponsor Snowmonkey to provide you with some ripper deals. At their store, you can purchase essentials, get fitted for rentals and if you are travelling to Hotham they can even deliver to our lodge. Ensure you mention SUSS to get the discount and delivery options.
Food: on-mountain lunches and snacks are not provided, meals on the way up/back will be a brief stop at fast food restaurants so please bring money and be prepared.


If you're unsure of availability or other commitments, you can always transfer your position to one of your friends or contact us to use our waiting list if the trip is full. We will make every attempt to assist if possible, but we offer no guarantees. Please contact us for further details.