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 Snow-Stuff-Park Fun Park.
Snow-Stuff-Park Fun Park
Situated at the snow play and toboggan area, adjacent to Wire Plain and Bus Stop 11, is the Snow-Stuff-Park where you’ll be able to hire a range of exciting and fun snow play products.
Open from June (dependent on snow cover), it will feature some activities that have not been experienced by the Australian snowgoer...
Back Country Family Snowmobile Tours were new in 2014 – Get picked up from outside the General Store or your lodge in the Davenport Area and enjoy a guided tour from the Davenport Area via Wireplain to a magnificent 360 degree view over looking a snow capped valley. BBQ options are also available. Tours will be run on demand and cater for up to 4 people in our custom made snowmobile trailer. Bookings are essential at www.snowstuffpark.com.au . Subject to Snowcover and Weather Conditions.
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.
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. 2014 sees us expand the track and open up some new terrain (subject to snowcover)
Snow Play – Snowman Moulds, Snowball Throwers, Shields and cool Snow Castle Moulds!
Snow BBQ – Selected Weekends throughout School Holidays. Classic Sausage’s in Bread and course who could forget the Onions!
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 2014
(subject to snow cover)
Opening Hours Value Season - 10.00am – 3.30pm daily
15 June - 27 June, 22 July - 1 August & 26 August - 29 September 2014
(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.
Tobogganing can be a dangerous activity. Riding incorrectly can cause serious injury. Your safety is your responsibility. The Mount Hotham Resort Management Board & SnowStuffPark accepts no liability for injuries caused. Toboggan Area must not be used if “Area Closed” or “No Tobogganing Signs are displayed”
- Only use plastic molded toboggans, approved by the MHRMB (toboggans with pointed ends and over 2.5kg are not acceptable.
- Do not have more than one person on the toboggan at any one time.
- Do not form toboggan trains (linking people on other toboggans).
- Do not stand up whilst tobogganing.
- Always remain in control of the toboggan and steer to avoid contact with other users of the area.
- Clear the bottom of the slope.
- Walk up the side of the slope to avoid collision.
- Molded plastic toboggans only
- Feet first only
- No metal or wooden base
- No snow mats or compressed foam
- No inflatables
Use of the above prohibited devices within the Mount Hotham Alpine Resort is an offence under The Alpine Resorts (Management)
Regulation 2009. Penalty applies.