Winter at Dinner Plain


Snow Play

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

Snowshoe Shuffle

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 or visit their website here to meet the dogs and make a booking.

Special Events

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.

Ski Hire and Sales Outlets

Hoys Skis

Harrietville, Hotham and Dinner Plain.

With over 60 years of experience at Mount Hotham, Hoys can help you rent quality skis, snowboards, cross country skis and snow shoes, clothing and snow chains from all of their outlets. Hoys Dinner Plain Ski Shop is superbly located in the very centre of the village on the main roundabout. They offer great equipment and service, catering for all of your rental needs.

They are also a great option for snow chain rental as you can hire and drop off chains from either approach to the mountain (Omeo or Harrietville) and the team will help you to fit them.

Call 03 5159 6339 or visit their website for more information.

Omeo Ski Hire and Service Station - Omeo

Billie's has a superb range of quality hire equipment for skiers and snowboarders as well as chain hire for cars and a large range of clothing and accessories for sale or rental. Billie's Omeo Ski Hire is conveniently located on the main street of Omeo for travellers choosing the more relaxed drive to Hotham. With a single stop at Billie's you get to the snow sooner and make the most of your time on your skiing holiday.Visit website

Alpine Life- Dinner Plain
Alpine Life in Dinner Plain has a range of skis, snowboards, toboggans and cross country gear to hire for your holiday in the snow. It is located in the centre of town on the corner of the roundabout and Big Muster Drive. You can contact Alpine Life DP on (03) 5159 6450

Access to Mt Hotham

By Bus

Services run between Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain several times a day during winter. A smart card loaded with appropriate funds is required to ride the bus. This card can be purchased at our reception office and topped up on any electronic device. Please visit their website for more information.

By Car

If you're driving from the Village to Mt Hotham you will need to purchase resort entry for your vehicle. The resort Entry system is managed through a responsive camera system, meaning you no longer have to stop at the gate. This can be purchased at Alpine Easy Accessand needs to be done before you enter the resort.

Parking does fill up quickly so if you are hoping to secure a park at the Corral Car Park (opposite Hotham central) or close the Big D Ski School, we would strongly advise arriving early.

Hotham Alpine Resort - Mount Hotham - Official Website

Enjoy the slopes!

Book with Confidence

Given the unprecedented circumstances we face due to COVID-19, if you are unable to travel due to government restrictions that are in place, we will waive any cancellation fees and offer a change of date, full credit to be used until the end of 2021 or a full refund.

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