The Snow Park at Dinner Plain, set among the pristine bush of the Victorian Alps, is the perfect place for kids and beginners to experience snow and skiing in a fun and safe environment.
The Cobungra Platter Ski Slope at Scrubbers End has a gentle grade and an easy-to-use poma lift that is ideal for children or those learning to ski. Take part in a group ski lesson on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 10am or book a private lesson with a friendly instructor.
Can't get enough? Push on into the night every Wednesday and Saturday at Twilight Skiing from 4pm-6.30pm for only $12.
Skiing and snowboarding not your thing? There's plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Dinner Plain's Snow Park. Take a break at the Café Play at the base of the slope, build a snow man, or head over to the Pea Shooter Toboggan Slope. Pea Shooter is free to use. Bring your own toboggan, or rent one from one of the ski shops in the village.
Located at the eastern end of the village, find the Snow Park at Scrubbers End off Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain.
Looking for something more adventurous? Head out for a snowshoe or try cross country skiing. For a downhill rush, jump on one of the regular shuttle bus services from Dinner Plain to Mount Hotham, just 10km away.
Cobungra Platter Season Operating Hours
Open 9am - 4pm daily
To purchase your Dinner Plain lift passes, just visit the Dinner Plain Ticket Desk, located at Cobungra Platter or The Alpine Life located in Big Muster Drive.
Lift operation is subject to snow conditions and weather and may change. Check the Lifts and Terrain page for an up-to-date status.
To go skiing in Dinner Plain, you'll need two things: a Snow Pass Card and a Lift Pass. Here's a breakdown:
Snow Pass cards
Your Snow Pass card is a plastic card that you keep and use to load your lift pass credits onto, much like a Myki or Opal card is used for public transport. You can buy a Snow Pass card for a one-off payment of $5. Don't throw it out! Everyone of all ages will need their own Snow Pass card. Purchase them from the Hotham Online Store or at Dinner Plain or Hotham ticket offices.
Dinner Plain Lift Passes
Dinner Plain Lift Pass
Your lift pass will be loaded onto your Snow Pass card. Dinner Plain lift passes are available at the ticket booth at the base of the slope in Dinner Plain, at The Alpine Life ski shop in Dinner Plain, or at Hotham ticket booths.
Child tickets are available for kids aged 6-17 and proof of age may be required. Family tickets are for two adults and two children. Children aged five years and under ski free when accompanied by a paying adult.
1-Day Lift Pass
Wednesday and Saturday 4pm -6.30pm
$12 per night session
*Family Pass includes 2 Adults and 2 Children.
Learn to Ski package
Don't know how to ski? Not a problem! Dinner Plain's Snow Park is a great place to learn and this one-day lift pass and lesson package will have you up and moving in no time. During the season, Group lessons are held on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 10am for ages 6 years and up. Lessons are available 7 days a week during the school holidays from 29th June - 15th July at 10am each day. Lessons go for 2.5 hours, or one hour if it is a small group of less than three people. Please book by phoning 03 5159 6450 by 5pm the day prior. Find out more here.
Lift Pass + First Lesson Package
Get the special treatment with your own private ski or snowboard instructor. To book, please call 03 5759 4450.
Learn to Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Tours
Traverse Hotham is dedicated to introducing more people to the joys of cross country (XC) skiing and snowshoeing in our magnificent alpine environment. No lift tickets, no queues, no crowds - discover trails less travelled and escape to a whole other world out there!
Lessons available every Monday in Dinner Plain 10am and 1pm, meet at the DP Hut.
Private lessons and snowshoe tours available by appointment. Phone 0422 580 479.