Ski & snow
Lift ticket prices vary depending on the day you visit, how early you book and what else you choose to bundle the purchase with, be it lessons or equipment rentals. Your Snow Pass card will hold your lift ticket and lesson passes. Children under four get to ski or snowboard for free with an adult’s Snow Pass. Ski or board under the stars with Night Skiing and Snowboarding sessions held on Saturdays and Wednesdays at the Big D. Buy an Epic Australia Pass and you’ll also get access to Falls Creek and Perisher’s four resort areas.
Keen to cross-country ski? Hotham and Dinner Plain have more than 35 kilometres of cross-country ski trails. Start them at Hotham village, around Dinner Plain or from Wire Plain, which you can get to by the Village Bus.
Walking & hiking
Hike or trail run the many trails in Alpine National Park on your own or on a guided tour. For a real adventure, embark on three-day, 37-kilometre-long Falls to Hotham Alpine Crossing, one of Victoria’s most iconic walks. Don’t have three days to spare? Hit 22-kilometre-long Mount Feathertop Razorback Walk instead, which will take you from Mt Hotham to Federation Hut, or The Huts Walk, an 18-kilometre-long circuit via Great Alpine Road.
Activities & attractions
To relax sore muscles after a day of hiking, mountain biking or being on the slopes, book a treatment at Onsen Retreat and Spa in Dinner Plain. All 60-minute or longer treatments come with a complimentary bathing session in a Japanese-inspired outdoor Onsen and an indoor heated pool. Or sign up for a massage or aqua therapy or aromatherapy treatment at White Spa, located in the Hotham Central building. Or one of Mountain Wellness Co @ 1757’s three programs: reset, recover and renew.
In summer, mountain bike scenic and challenging routes along the Great Alpine Road. Horse ride past wildflowers, snowgums and grasslands in Dinner Plain. Or fish at the Mitta Mitta River, Cobungra River or Bundarra River. Afterwards, drop by the towns and cities along the Great Alpine Road, including Wangaratta, Bright and Harrietville, for lunch, dinner or a drink at one of their many eateries, bars and wineries.