Good news for snow play this season as Dinner Plain Alpine Village will offer Australia’s longest dedicated toboggan slope in winter 2021.
Visitors to the alpine region in Victoria will be able to enjoy free access to Australia’s longest dedicated toboggan run, measuring approximately 100m long. Operating every afternoon from 1:30pm, the slope will be supported by snowmaking and grooming in a snowplay experience,
Dinner Plain’s ski and snowboard poma will return to winter operation following a hiatus in the COVID-19 interrupted 2020 season. Cobungra Platter is a popular run for beginner skiers and snowboarders, offering a gentle slope that is serviced by an all-ages poma.
The 2021 season will see Dinner Plain’s main slope offering skiing and snowboarding between 9am to 1pm then being repurposed for tobogganing from 1:30pm to 4:30pm daily. This will allow all three popular snow activities to be offered on the one slope, facilitated for longer throughout the season with snowmaking and grooming.
This arrangement has been confirmed for the 2021 snow season. Poma operations will commence on the June 12 opening weekend, joined by a free all ages outdoor snow party and grand fireworks display. After the Queen’s Birthday Weekend celebrations, skiing and snowboarding will operate daily from the June school holidays depending on snow conditions, with tobogganing continuing to operate daily as soon as conditions allow.
Last year Council trialed using Cobungra Platter for tobogganing and the response was immense. During the school holidays Dinner Plain saw an average 420 people each day use the toboggan slope, peaking at over 600 visitors on a single day.
Cobungra Platter is over 150m long and the section used for tobogganing makes Dinner Plain the longest toboggan slope in the country. Dinner Plain’s snow season commences with a free outdoor party and fireworks event on June 12 on the Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend.