During the peak of winter, the perfect snow-playground is right outside your doorstep! There is nothing better than the classic family fun of building a snowman, or an impromptu snowball fight, and Dinner Plain offers no lack of locations. Toboggan slopes are open free of charge and are located down the end of Scrubbers end, you will need to hire or bring your own toboggan.
Cross Country Skiing
Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham have 35km of free to access groomed cross country trails that do not require a lift ticket. There is a fantastic 10km trail that will take you from Dinner Plain up to Mount Hotham. Hoys Ski Shop opposite our office hire out a great selection of Cross Country equipment and will help you select the right equipment. You can collect a free map from our office
Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding
Considered the 'Powder Capital' of Australia, Hotham is the only resort in the Southern Hemisphere where the Village is located on top of the mountain, ensuring endless awe-inspiring views. With thirteen chair lifts and three terrain parks, Hotham has just what you need, no matter what type of snow adventure you're looking for. Tickets and lessons for anyone from a beginner to an expert can be purchased at the Mt Hotham Website
Is a great way to explore Dinner Plain and its surroundings. Snowshoes are available for hire from Hoys Ski Hire in Dinner Plain.
Sled Dog Tours
Howling Huskey Sled Dog Tours and their team of Siberian Huskies can take you on a thrilling ride across snow through the beautiful village of Dinner Plain. Get ready for a view like no other and tail-wagging good time! We'll show you the unique Australian Alpine environment and glide through the Snow Gums of Victoria's picturesque Dinner Plain Village. After your sleddog tour, meet the huskies, share some time with them and take lots of photos.
Call 0488 040 308, email info@howling huskys.com.au or visit their website here to meet the dogs and make a booking.
Sled Dog Challenge
Australia's original, and most prestigious Sled Dog race annually sees Sled Dog teams from across Australia competing for victory on the stunning tree-lined trails of Dinner Plain. More than 60 Mushers and in excess of 300 dogs flock to the village for several days of fun competition across several different classes. With many of our properties being dog-friendly you can even bring your best mate along to Dinner Plain. However, the event coordinators ask that for the weekend of the challenge, non-competing dogs are kept well away from competing dogs.
Pub to Pub
This Cross Country Skiing Race is over 20 years old. The famous 10km race from the General Store to Dinner Plain Hotel is an event for skiers of all ages and abilities, you'll find first-year skiers lin expanses of Paw Paw Plain, offering glimpses of Mount Tabletop and the Dargo High Plains. It drops to Mother Johnson Flat, and then past the old cattle yards of JB Plain before crossing several small creeks and springs as it heads to Dinner Plain. You can visit the pub to pub website for registration and more information.p with Australian ski champions. This popular and well-marked trail winds through a woodland of snow gums, with their gnarled, brilliantly-coloured trunks a vivid contrast to the white surrounds.