When people think of the snow the headline acts are so often skiing and snowboarding. Yes, these activities make up a large part of the snow experience but you may be surprised to hear that there are plenty of other, unique things to experience at the snow that don’t include taking up these two action sports.
SLEEP UNDER THE STARS
Catch a glimpse of the Milky Way and sleep under the stars in one of Alpine Nature Experience’s sustainably built snow domes, located in the picturesque Victorian Alps. These domes were created with one thing in mind: simplicity is luxury. Each dome contains all the luxuries you would need including your very own wood-fire heater.
TASTE AUSTRALIA’S HIGHEST BREWED BEER
Nestled in the Snow Gums of Hotham alpine resort you can find Australia’s highest brewed beer. Enjoy bragging rights amongst friends and taste the difference altitude makes at Mt Hotham Brewery.
TAKE IN AN ALPINE SUNSET
Breathe in majestic sunset views and feel on top of the world with a sunset tour. The insta-worthy scenes are straight out of a movie set and that glam feel continues with transport in a heated resort grooming vehicle.
BE A GROOMER FOR A NIGHT
Take a step into the world of a snow groomer with an exclusive evening experience. Some resorts such as Hotham even allow guests to climb aboard into a heated grooming vehicle. Sit across a snow-making guru and see first-hand what it takes to make a resort picture perfect in the mornings.
DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW WITH HUSKIES
Who doesn’t love cuddles with a fluffy dog? Be pulled along a snowy track by a team of beautiful and trained Huskies. This is a unique snow experience that should be on everyone’s bucket list. Cap of the experience with plenty of pats and Husky selfies.
HIT NEW HEIGHTS
A true taste of the Victorian Alps, take in a birds eye view of some of Australia’s highest mountains with scenic helicopter flights. Forest Air at Hotham and Falls Creek even allows you to be transported from one ski resort to the other in a mere 7-minutes.
TOBOGGANING AT A SNOW PLAY PARK
Slide and race your way down toboggan runs or snowmobile tours for a more leisurely pace. The dedicated areas are great fun for the kinds and the kids at heart.
SOAK IN A STEAMING SPA
Warm the winter toes or relieve tired muscles in comfort of a snow spa retreat. A must try is the Japanese inspired Onsen at Dinner Plain – a quintessential alpine village in the Victorian Alps. The outdoor Onsen or better known as “hot spring” is surrounded by snow-covered rocks and lets you soak away the daily life stresses.
The ski resorts are magical for anyone and everyone, so make those memories that last a life time. It will be the best thing you can do this year.