Introducing Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain
Serious hikers, skiers and snowboarders make tracks for Mt Hotham, with some of the best and most challenging downhill runs in the country – the mountain is home to 320 hectares of downhill runs, with a vertical drop of 428m and about 80% of the ski trails are intermediate or advanced black diamond runs. Beginners hit the Big D, which is open for night skiing every Wednesday and Saturday in winter. Over at Dinner Plain, 10km from Hotham village and linked by a free shuttle, there are excellent cross-country trails around the village, including the Hotham-Dinner Plain Ski Trail.
From November to May, Hotham and Dinner Plain boast some stunning alpine trails for hiking and mountain biking. The most popular trail in summer is to Mt Feathertop (1922m). This crosses the Razorback Ridge starting at the Diamantina Hut (2.5km from Mt Hotham village). It’s 22km return and requires sound walking shoes.