Snow Play & Tobogganing
Tobogganing and snow play are an essential part of any family trip to the snow, and now Hotham has a free dedicated snow play and toboggan area.
Snow Play & Tobogganing Areas
The snow play area is situated at the beautiful and sheltered location of Possum Flat, adjacent to Wire Plain. A moderate toboggan slope overlooking Possum Flat is suited to kids of all ages. There is also plenty of space to let your imagination go wild and build a snowman, snow castle, or any sort of snow creature!
There are now two snow play and toboggan areas! One of these is easily accessed via the village bus service at Transit Stop 11. Day parking is also available at Wire Plain Car Park, directly adjacent to this snow play area.
There is now a NEW snow play area in Dinner Plain at Scrubbers End near the beginner ski run. Car parking is available adjacent to the park.
The snow play area will be open daily during the season, though the toboggan slope may be closed due to insufficient snow depth. Please observe signs and safety conditions below.
Facilities at the snow play and toboggan area include the Wire Plain day shelter and the Snow-Stuff Fun Park.
SnowStuffPark Fun Park
Situated at the snow play and toboggan area, adjacent to Wire Plain and Bus Stop 11, is the SnowStuffPark where you’ll be able to hire a range of exciting and fun snow play products. The dedicated snowplay area is the perfect place for
Open from June (dependent on snow cover), it will feature some activities that have not been experienced by the Australian snowgoer...
The Zipfy - is a compact mini luge toboggan made out of moulded plastic. Ideal for Kids and safer than a standard toboggan because you can steer them! The Zipfy will be available to hire.
Ski Trikke Snow Skki - The Snow-Stuff Park will have a dedicated run allowing you to experience some new technology that is in use in resorts overseas. The Trikke is more suited to those who Ski and does not require bindings or special footwear. Just bring your Apres snow boots along and you're good to go! Available for hire.
Kids Snowmobiles - Yes you read it right! Specially designed for kids over the age of 5 and up to 50kg, kids snowmobiles are petrol powered and heaps of fun.
The dedicated area will allow you to have an uninterrupted run and maybe even find some freshies! There will be a mini-circuit for the little ones and a grand circuit through the trees for the older kids.
Opening hours are as follows and are all subject to snow cover:
Opening Hours Peak Season - 9.30am – 4pm daily
28 June - 21 July & 2 August - 25 August 2013
(subject to snow cover)
Opening Hours Value Season - 10.00am – 3.30pm daily
15th June - 27 June, 22 July - 1 August & 26 August - 29 September 2013
(subject to snow cover)
The Mount Hotham Snow-Stuff Park is proudly supported by:
- Selk’bag Australia
Toboggans are also available for hire from Hotham Sports in Hotham Central, Jack Frost, Harrietville and Dinner Plain as well as from Hoys in the Corral Day Park Car Park, Harrietville, Jack Frost and Dinner Plain.
Stay tuned to www.facebook.com/snowstuffaus for the latest updates.
Toboggan & Snow Play Area Condition
Bungra the Snow Possum
Bungra the Snow Possum lives amongst the trees of the Possum Flat Snow Play & Toboggan area. He was first seen back in the 1880s when the children of the Brandy Creek miners saw him pinch an enamel plate to use as a toboggan. He has been quietly living in the Mt Hotham area ever since. He is a shy critter, only occasionally seen during the winter months. However when a mitten or beanie mysteriously disappear Bungra’s paw prints are often found where these items were last seen.
Tobogganing is a great way for all ages to have fun in the snow. Tobogganing can however be dangerous and great care should be taken.
- Only approved hard-plastic moulded toboggans are allowed. DO NOT use any other non-purpose built object, inflatable or compression foam toboggan.
- Only toboggan in designated areas.
- Only toboggan during daylight hours with good visibility
- Kneel or sit face-forward on your toboggan. Do not sit backwards, stand, or go down hill face-first.
- Children under 5 should toboggan with an adult. Children under 12 should be supervised by an adult at all times.
- Only one person on a toboggan at any time (except for adults with young children).
- Dress appropriately - hats, gloves or mittens, snow pants, winter jacket, snow boots. Bring a change of dry clothing.
- Avoid wearing scarves or clothing that may get caught.
- A helmet designed for winter sports is recommended, a biking or skate boarding helmet could be used as a substitute.
- Walk up the side of the slope and leave the middle open for other users.
- In case of accident call ‘000’