Otherwise known as 'nordic' skiing, the trails around Hotham and Dinner Plain won't disappoint - whatever your ability.
As the resort is surrounded by the spectacular Alpine National Park, all of the trails include spectacular scenery and plenty of fresh air!
Hotham and Dinner Plain has over 35km of trails, with circuits ranging in length from 2km to 15km.
Some trails start straight from Hotham village, or you can take the free village shuttle bus to Wire Plain, the starting point for most courses. Other trails start around Dinner Plain. Something for everyone!
Best of all there are no trail fees for cross-country skiing at the resort. Cross-country skis and other equipment can be hired at Hotham Sports, located in Pinnacle DP. Phone: 03 5759 3672. Hoys offer new XC gear & snowshoes for hire – available from Hoys Harrietville, Hoys Mt Hotham & Hoys Dinner Plain. Phone 03 5759 2589.
Hotham Snowsports Centre also has a range of ski instructors that specialise in cross-country ski instruction.
Both group and private lessons are available. For more information phone: 03 5759 4430.
Cross country skiing makes up an active and integral part of the identity of Hotham and Dinner Plain. The infamous Pub to Pub race sees around 100 competitors ski the 11 kilometres from The General Store at Hotham down to the Dinner Plain Hotel.
Hotham is also the location of Australia's only biathlon range, home of olympic athletes in training and defence force events. For more information on biathlon at Hotham, visit www.biathlon.asn.au. Stay tuned to the events page for biathlon events during the season.
Cross Country Skiing from Hotham
For more information contact the Mt Hotham Resort Management Board on 03 5759 3550.
Or visit their reception opposite Hotham Central to pick up a copy of Hotham cross country ski trail maps for free.
Cross Country Skiing from Dinner Plain
Enquire at Dinner Plain Visitor Information Centre on 03 5159 6451.
This office also has copies of Dinner Plain cross-country ski trail maps for free.