Dinner Plain

Dinner Plain offers something very special with its beautiful mountain village feel easily accessed from nearby Mt Hotham. Dinner Plain is snowplay central, with great tobogganing, sled dog rides are more for the ultimate winter getaway.


Dinner Plain is a true alpine village, nestled high in the mountains and offers an ideal base to experience a range of High Country adventures. Winter in Dinner Plain is something very special - stay in the stunning of architecturally-designed village and enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snowshoeing, snow play, sled dog tours and more.

For beginners, the Snow Park with its gentle downhill slope and Poma lift sits at the edge of the village, and is the perfect place to learn to ski or snowboard. For the more advanced skiers and snowboarders, Hotham Alpine Resort is just 10 minutes away by shuttle bus – offers skiing and snowboarding for all levels and abilities.

Fast Facts
  • Dinner Plain is located just 10 minutes from Mt Hotham, approximately a 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne
  • Snow Park perfect for beginners and families, with gentle slopes and lessons available
  • Tobogganing, twilight skiing, snow play, skiing, snowboarding, dog sledding and more
  • Dinner Plain is home to Blizzard Brewing Company, Australia’s highest brewery
  • Unlike other alpine resorts, there is no fee payable to enter Dinner Plain - enter and park for free, and take advantage of the shuttle to Hotham if you plan to explore there as well.
  • Stunning mountain village offering a range of accommodation styles from lodges and hotels to private chalets.
Quick Stats

Highest lifted altitude1562m
Drive distance (Melb city)388km
Skiable area1.2ha
Snow making areaYes
Total number of lifts1
Beginners terrain100%
Intermediate terrain0
Advanced terrain0
Terrain parkNo
Snow sports schoolYes
Night SkiingYes
Equipment HireYes



Soothe tired ski legs and melt away the city stresses with a soak at the Onsen Retreat + Spa, Dinner Plain’s tranquil alpine baths. Offering indoor and outdoor spas, there’s nothing quite like experiencing the Japanese-inspired outdoor spa while the snowflakes fall around you. Bliss!


Dinner Plain offers family-friendly cross-country skiing, with 35km of trails that meander through the beautiful snowgums and through expansive plains taking in the stunning vistas of Mt Hotham and beyond. Gear is available to hire, the trails are free to use.


A hit for the young and young at heart! Dinner Plain’s Pea Shooter Toboggan Slope is free to use in winter, and with no resort entry to get into Dinner Plain, it’s the perfect affordable family day out in the snow.

Visit the resort website for more information