Cross-country skiing - Victoria's High Country
The home of our national cross-country team, Falls Creek is probably the best place to crosscountry ski. It has 65 kilometres of groomed tracks, catering to beginners and intermediate skiers, as well as marked trails on the Bogong High Plains and plenty of scope for backcountry touring. The bulk of the tracks start at the Windy Corner carpark, where you can rent all the gear you need. Remember cross-country skiing is considerably cheaper – and a lot more peaceful – than downhill skiing. Falls Creek Sports also offers a guided two-hour introduction to snowshoeing.
The Mount Hotham and Dinner Plain region is another of the state’s top cross-country areas, with more than 35 kilometres of tracks and circuits of 2–15 kilometres. Some trails start from Hotham village, but there is a free shuttle bus to Wire Plain where the bulk of the tracks start. Cross-country skis and other equipment can be hired from Hotham Equipe.
Mount Stirling, near Mansfield, has some 60 kilometres of cross-country ski trails leading to the summit, and plenty of areas for advanced skiers. Hire gear at the cross-country trailhead near the carpark.
Falls Creek: 1800 204 424comments powered by Disqus