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Dinner Plain Snow Park

Dinner Plain's Snow Park is the perfect place for your snow adventure.

Learn to ski or snowboard on a nice and easy slope or launch yourself down the hill on a snow tube.

Gentle slopes and fully automated snow making provide great conditions for learning to ski and snowboard in a safe and convenient location away from Hotham's steeper slopes.

Snow play is highly encouraged for familiarising young kids with the snow environment... and for having loads of fun!

Dinner Plain is a unique alpine village providing a great family environment located just 15 minutes drive south-east of Hotham

A Hotham / Falls Creek all mountain Lift Pass is valid for skiing at Dinner Plain, however, you can save money buy purchasing a Dinner Plain only lift pass if you only intend to ski at Dinner Plain.

Dinner Plain Quick Links

Skiing and snowboarding

Lift passes and prices



Getting to Dinner Plain

Additional activities



Skiing and Snowboarding 

If you haven't experienced the thrill of sliding on snow on a pair of skis or snowboard before, the Snow Park is a great starting point. The Snow Park has a big, wide easy slope where you can practice your snow plow pizzas and falling leaf manouveurs (this will all make sense to you after a lesson)!

There's a poma lift that tows you up the top of the slope. A Lift Attendant will show and explain to you how to use the poma.

To use the poma lift you need to have a valid Lift Pass that will give you unlimited rides for the day of the Lift Pass.

Ages for lift passes

  • Adult: 18-64 years of age
  • Senior: 65-69 years of age
  • Child 6-17 years of age (children are bigger at Hotham this year!)
  • 5 years and under and 70 years plus: complimentary. 

Lift pass prices and packages

Dinner Plain offers Australia's cheapest family skiing 

2017 prices TBC

  Lift pass + first time lesson   Lift pass only
  Weekend* Monday* Weekend Midweek
Adult 1 day $- $- $- $-
Child 1 day $- $- $- $-
Family     $- $-


We have finished lesson at Dinner Plain for 2016!  Both group and private lessons will return in 2017!

**All lift and lesson products are loaded onto a Snowpass card - $5 extra per person

Lift Passes for the Snow Park can be purchased at either:

  • Salomon Concept Store in Dinner Plain
  • Snow Park Lift Pass office, or
  • Hotham tickets office at Hotham Central.


Dinner Plain's Snow Park is a nice and easy slope ideal for adults and children learning to ski or snowboard.  A ski lesson with our friendly instructors will develop your skills and boost your confidence on snow. You'll practice sliding, stopping, turning and working toward parallel skiing. Children and adults may be combined into the same group ski lesson. For dedicated kids lessons check out the Mighty Mites and Kids Club programs at Big D at Hotham.

  • Please note: Group snowboard lessons are not available at Dinnner Plain Snow Park.
  • Group ski lesson times:
  •  We have finished lesson at Dinner Plain for 2016!  Both group and private lessons will return in 2017!

  • Bookings: are not required.
  • Purchase: at the resort | or lift & lesson packages are available online

Private lessons

Private ski and snowboard lessons are available at Dinner Plain where you'll get more time with your instructor.  For more information on PRIVATE LESSONS.

We have finished lesson at Dinner Plain for 2016!  Both group and private lessons will return in 2017!



Phone 03 5759 4450

See more on Hotham Ski and Snowboard School programs


Equipment rental

Hire all your ski and snowboard gear from our rental stores in Dinner Plain:

Free helmet program 
If you hire your child's equipment through any of the Hotham Sports outlets located at Hotham Central, Jack Frost or Dinner Plain your child will receive a FREE helmet for the duration of the hire.

For more information just ask on arrival at one of these Hotham Sports outlets.

 Getting to Dinner Plain Snow Park

Finding the Snow Park is easy.

  • Turn left onto Big Muster Drive at the Horse Shoe Circle roundabout just inside the entrance to Dinner Plain
  • Follow Big Muster Drive until you can turn left at Scrubbers End
  • The Snow Park is on your left with parking available.

Note: Big Muster Drive is a one way road during the Winter season and you will need to continue around Big Muster Drive to exit Dinner Plain.

Getting to Dinner Plain

  • Dinner Plain is an easy drive 10km from Mt Hotham as you continue on the Great Alpine Raod toward Omeo and Bairnsdale
  • From Bairnsdale, you will arrive at Dinner Plain before you reach Mt Hotham.

  Additional Dinner Plain activities and facilities

Snow Tubing
Sliding on snow is the most fun you can have with a tube! 

Launch yourself down one of two tubing lanes and the tow will pull all the tubes back up to the top again. The tube lanes are elevated to an easy gradient which gather speed for a fun and exhilerating ride to the bottom where a ramp pulls you to a nice and easy stop. It's not too steep but not too slow. Tubing is easy and safe for kids from 4 years old and 100cms tall to ride by themselves.  Tubing is open daily in Winter and Saturday evenings under lights. See more on Snow Tubing

Snow Play
There is now a NEW snow play area in Dinner Plain at Scrubbers End near the Cobungra Platter. Car parking is available adjacent to the park. The snow play area is open daily during the Winter season.

Night skiing
Ski and board under the stars every Saturday night in Winter from 6pm to 8.30pm. New tower lights at the park make it easy to go for a ski after dinner.  See more on night skiing

There is a designated area next to the Cobungra Platter Lift for snow play and tobogganing. Tobogganing can be dangerous and like all alpine activities involves inherent risks. For your safety please obey all signage when tobogganing. The toboggan slope may be closed due to insufficient snow depth or inclement weather. Toboggans are available for hire at Pinnacle DP, located on Big Muster Drive in Dinner Plain.

Cross Country Skiing
The 35km network of cross country ski trails are groomed regularly. Private Cross Country Skiing lessons are available. Please contact Hotham Ski & Ride School on 03 5759 4450. See more information on Cross Country Skiing at Hotham and Dinner Plain.


Terms and conditions

Please read the terms and conditions which apply to lift passes and skiing in Dinner Plain, including:

  • *Weekend rates are valid for Saturday and/or Sunday only
  • **Bookings are essential and need to be made before 4pm the day before
  • ^A valid lift pass and Snow Pass card is required when purchasing a lesson
  • A family pass includes two adults and two children
  • Under 5 and over 70’s ski for free but will need to have a valid snow pass card. Under 5's need to be accompanied by a paying adult. 
  • Anyone caught loaning their lift pass to anyone other than the person named on the pass will have their pass revoked 
  • In the event of lost or damage, a replacement Snow Pass will incur a cost of $5
  • Please also see the Exclusion of Liability.