CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

35KM OF GROOMED TRAILS

Experience the magic through the snowgums and the high plains, taking in vista views of Mt Hotham and the Alpine National Park.

For a fun family day out there is an extensive cross-country trail network that meanders around the village. For more adventure, pack for the day and take the 10km journey between Dinner Plain and Mount Hotham. Marked trails wind through a woodland of snow gums and are a unique an memorable way to experience the high country.

In good weather a fit person can cover 3 kilometres an hour. Remember to make allowances for long steep climbs, photography and rests. Check Dinner Plain’s local rental outlets to hire cross country skis. Wherever you go, be sure to pack sunscreen and plenty of drinking water.

Trails are groomed from June until September and are suitable for cross country skiing and snow shoeing (when snow conditions allow). Check the Snow Report for current status on cross country trail conditions.

DETAILS

XC Trail Network -  35km

Difficulty -  Beginner 37% / Intermediate 37% / Advanced 26%

Trailhead Location -  DP Hut, Dinner Plain Community Centre (to Hotham)

Cost -  Free

Car Parking & Toilets -  DP Hut & Scrubbers Hut

XC Ski Hire -  Hoys Skis, The Alpine Life

*Snow conditions dependent

SNOWSHOEING

HIKE THE ALPINE LANDSCAPE

Snowshoeing is a low impact and enjoyable way to explore the winter alpine environment. It’s easy to do and a wonderful way to get out and experience the crisp alpine air and peace and quiet of the bush with only the crunch of snow under your feet.

Hire snowshoes at Dinner Plain’s ski hire shops, or take a self-guided snowshoe tour (with or without a packed lunch) with Hoys Ski Hire. No resort entry fee or ski lift pass needed!

Dinner Plain has many trails to choose from, with easy short walks on the outskirts of the village, from epic walks over the stunning Razorback to Mount Feathertop. Wind your way through magestic snow-covered snow gums and visit the High Country’s historic cattlemen’s huts.

Snowshoes and maps are available from Dinner Plain’s ski hire shops: The Alpine Life and Hoys Ski Hire.

DETAILS

Trailhead Location -  DP Hut, Scrubbers End

Cost -  Free

Car Parking & Toilets -  DP Hut & Scrubbers Hut

Snowshoe Hire -  Hoys Skis, The Alpine Life

TRAIL MAP

SOCIAL DISTANCING

Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing are permitted recreation under Victorian COVID-19 Guidelines

Skiing and Snowshoeing is limited to a maximum group size of 10.

Ensure you do not share equipment and maintain 1.5m social distancing at all times from people you do not live with.
Cross country skiing Dinner Plain
XC Ski Dinner Plain

CONTACT TRACING

Please download and activate the COVIDSafe phone app, this will alert you and allow contact tracing should you come into contact with somebody who has a COVID-19 infection.

The COVIDSafe app is available in the App Store and on Google Play

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