How to do a snow holiday in the Victorian High Country

While we’re typically known for being a beach destination, did you know that Australia also has some pretty amazing ski fields right here in our own backyard? The Victorian High Country is one of the most popular regions for skiing with everything from toboggan fields for the kids to serious slopes for the snow bunnies. Here’s just a few of our favourite things to do in the snow in the Victorian High Country:
 
Ski, of course!
There are hundreds of tracks and trails perfect for skiing across the Victorian High Country. The most popular destinations include:
  • Mount Buller - for child and family friendly slopes
  • Mount Hotham - for the more experienced skiers, with 360 degree panoramic views
  • Falls Creek – for all levels with snowboarding, cross country skiing, downhill skiing and snow parks
  • Dinner Plain – sister site to Mount Hotham, gentler runs perfect for the family
  • Mount Buffalo – great for the whole family with snow parks, cross country skiing and plenty to eat and drink.
 
Skiing lessons by Visit Victoria | How to do a snow holiday in the Victoria High Country | Discover VictoriaSkiing lessons | Image via Visit Victoria


Snowplay
Did you really visit the snow if you didn’t throw a few snow balls? Located at Falls Creek during the ski season, Snowplay is set up in the Village Bowl which is accessible via chair lift. You can make a snowman, go tobogganing and the kids can even ride kid-sized snow mobiles!
Snow Play by victoriashighcountry.com.au | How to do a snow holiday in the Victorian High Country | Discover VictoriaSnow Play | Image via Victoria'a High Country

 
Go on a Winter Walk
Mt Buffalo is criss-crossed with walking trails that are just as delightful in winter as they are in summer. Rug up and venture out into the Mount Buffalo National Park and you’ll be rewarded with some epic, snow-capped mountain views along trails that range from less than an hour to 6 (or more) hour treks. Check out the Parks Victoria website for more information on which trails are open and the conditions you need to be prepared for.
 
Take a helicopter ride
What better way to capture the views that the Victorian High Country has to offer than from a helicopter? While the flights depend on the weather you’ll be rewarded with an experience to tell your kids about (or share with them!). You can take a helicopter from a number of locations across the Victorian High Country including Mt Buller and Falls Creek.
Helicopter Rides in Mt Buller | How to do a snow holiday in the Victorian High Country | Discover VictoriaHelicopter Rides in Mt Buller

 
Take a sled dog tour
Siberian Huskies doing what they do best! Sit back and relax or take a turn at the reins yourself.
Sled Dog Tour by Visit Victoria | How to do a snow holiday in the Victorian High Country | Discover VictoriaSled Dog Tour | image via Visit Victoria

 
Visit a Japanese Onsen
Dinner Plain is home to The Onsen Retreat + Spa, a 40 degree outdoor onsen that will have you feeling refreshed after a day on the slopes. There’s nothing more relaxing than warming your bones in an outdoor spa while there is snow all around! The Onsen also offers massages and beauty treatments if you’re still feeling a little stiff.
Japanese Onsen by Visit Victoria | How to do a snow holiday in the Victorian High Country | Discover VictoriaJapanese Onsen | Image via Visit Victoria

 
Go Fat Biking
Yes, fat biking. The latest trend in mountain biking, fat bikers ride a special bike on snowy trails. It’s only for the physically fit and the conditions need to be right, but it’s certainly an experience you won’t forget!
Fat Biking | How to do a snow holiday in the Victorian High Country | Discover VictoriaFat Biking

 
We’re packing our bags. Are you? Chat to one of our team today to book your Victorian High Country snow experience on 1300 684 510.
 

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