Dinner Plain Alpine Enduro and Funduro
A family mountain bike event where you can test your legs out in a ride above 1560 metres.
In it's second year, this event has two races;
- a family focused 1 hour Funduro riding in and around Dinner Plain Alpine Village, and
- a 3 hour Enduro set on new single track trails out into the Alpine bushland on a 7.5km course.
The Dinner Plain Funduro is a unique accessible enduro focused on fun and participation, race through houses, back onto bush tracks, fire roads and some sneaky single track, weaving in and around the alpine village of Dinner Plain which is nestled amongst the Alpine National Park and sitting 1560m above sea level, so come on get your team together & test your legs!
The 3 hour Enduro is focused towards the flat out racing on a fast and tough course, 3 hours on this trail will be a test.
To find out more visit www.dpriders.com.au
Scheduled Free Guided Bushwalking Tour Program 2014/2015 Green Season
(Melbourne Cup Weekend) Bushwalking Season Opening
- 9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek
- 1pm – Brandy Creek Mine & Cobungra Township
7 Peaks Challenge
Put it in the calendar, sign up and commit. The 7 Peaks Challenge for
2014/15 opens on 17 October 2014 and finishes on 31 March 2015. Click here to register for the challenge and to receive your passport. This year, passports will NOT be sent out automatically to past participants — please register for this year’s event to receive your passport after 1 October.
Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival
The Great Alpine Road Half Marathon and 13km fun run.
22 November 2014
The Great Alpine Road traverses some of Victoria’s most stunning alpine areas, offering glimpses of Victoria’s pioneering days; from gold mining, to the legends of the mountain cattlemen and now home to a booming tourism sector based around skiing, walking, mountain biking and horse riding.
Welcome to the inaugural running of what must be Australia’s most stunning and challenging half marathon – The Great Alpine Road Half Marathon.
This run, destined to be one of Australia’s top marathon running courses, will commence in the heart of the Australian Alps at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort and follow the iconic Great Alpine Road out to Mt St Bernard Depot before returning to Hotham Heights. Not for the fainthearted this “hilly’ run offers fantastic views of the Razorback, Mount Feathertop, Mount Bogong, Mount Buffalo, the high plains and the Kiewa Valley.
The 13km fun run is a shortened version of the half marathon. It offers a challenging hilly course.
Join in all the fun of the Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival and stay an extra night and compete in the Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run, over distances of 4km, 7km, 21km or 32km. Fun running for all the family.
Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run 4km, 7km, 21km or 32km
23 November 2014
Soak up the pristine alpine environment and challenge yourself to run at an altitude above 1600 metres (one mile) and join the Dinner Plain Mile High club.
Short course distances of 4km and 7km are great for the kids and those just wanting to stretch their legs allowing scenic walking trails. For the more experienced, the 21km and 32km courses take in more challenging and historic runs through the Alpine National Park, Mt Hotham Village and the historic Cobungra Ditch.
Join in all the fun of the Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival and compete in both the Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run and Australia’s highest road half marathon and 10km fun run – the Great Alpine Road. Fun running for all the family.
To find out more or to register visit Dinner Plain Mountain Running Festival
Alpine Challenge 60km, 100km or 160km
Imagine completing 4 marathons in 44 hours; that is the challenge you could face if you decide to enter the Alpine Challenge. The eigth Alpine Challenge Ultra Marathon, incorporating the 100 mile (160km) Alpine Skyrun, the 100km individual and team Alpine Challenge and the 60km Alpine Experience is set to be run over 29 November to 1 December 2014 in the Alpine National Park. With over 7,000 metres of climb and 7,000 metres of descent, this event is the classic 100 mile mountain trail run in Australia; testing runners to the limit.
Find out more about the Alpine Challenge
Cool Summer Festival 2015
The Cool Summer Festival is back for another three days of music and camping at Hotham.
Be entertained by a whole bunch of talented Australian musicians over two stages, camping options and BYO during the day.
Support independent local music and purchase your ticket early.
Tickets available from www.coolsummerfestival.com
Audax Hotham Challenge
This new cycling event will put participants through a series of challenging mountain rides on the Victorian Labour Day long weekend.
At 6:45am the first ride of 200km from Dinner Plain to Mount Buffalo kicks off and will keep many riders in the saddle for whole day with two long climbs up Mount Buffalo and Mount Hotham.
At 7:00am the second ride of 135km ride will set off from Dinner Plain, with a climb of 1220 metres over 30km it is not for the faint hearted.
The third ride starts at 9:00am from Bright Football Ground. From here it's a short ride to Porepunkah where riders will turn left to tackle the climb to Mount Buffalo.
To find out more or to register visit Audax Hotham Challenge
Razorback Run 22km, 40km or 64km
This classic Alpine run offers 4 challenging distances in some of the most spectacular country in Victoria’s Alpine National Park. The 64km Razorback Ridge run which builds on the 58km course but takes in the entire length of the Razorback to offer some of the most spectacular running and scenery in the Australian Alps, the 40km Razorback Circuit and the 22km short course Razorback Ridge – a delightful day out up to the Summit of Mt Feathertop and back along the Razorback.
Set in the heart of Victoria’s high country the Razorback Run is one of the most amazing high altitude runs that Australia has to offer.
Read more on Razorback Run
2015 Winter Opening Weekend!
The official opening weekend for Winter 2015 kicks off, with lots of events and activities to get involved in at Hotham.
Stay tuned as we announce what's on and first lifts turning for the season!
Victorian Biathlon Championships
Two-day Victorian Championships held at Whiskey Flat, Mt Hotham.
More information at www.biathlon.asn.au/index1.html
Australian Biathlon Championships
The Biathlon Australian Championships will be at Whiskey Flat, Mt Hotham.
For more information visit www.biathlon.asn.au/index1.html