Winter Activities

Blue skies, distant white slopes and spectacular views are hallmarks of the Harrietville and the course of 'The Great Alpine Road' through winter.

The winter temperament of Harrietville is one of cool stillness and cosy nights; A contrast to the hive of activity up on the Mountains. There is anticipation in the air, however, of hours of fun coursing down the varied runs of Hotham or Falls Creek or simply building a snow man with the family in our winter wonderland.

Time to rug up and let the fresh winter air liven your senses as temperatures vary from 0°C to 15°C. Open from the Queen's Birthday weekend in June, a spirited après ski culture and plenty of off-slope action begins in Harrietville. Chains, skis, toboggans and clothing can all be hired or bought from local businesses.

The official ski season and Mt Hotham Resort is open until early October.

JUNE
Queens Birthday Weekend Snow Season Opening Weekend - snow chains to be carried to all mountain resorts from this weekend to early October
3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market (Howitt Park, Bright) 9am - 1pm
JULY
July Toboggan runs ( Cresta or Dingo Dell) and snow tubing park open - dependant on snow at Mt Buffalo. Cross Country Ski School and Snow Shoe Shuffles at Mt Buffalo
July Bright Brewery: Sunday afternoons - Live Music; Friday afternoons - Tour and Tasting; Tuesdays - Brewery Discovery Lunch: third Thursday of the month - Brewer for a Day. Ph: 03 5755 1301
3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market (Howitt Park, Bright) 9am - 1pm
July 25 & 26 Christmas in July
AUGUST
August Toboggan runs and snow tubing park open - Mt Buffalo
Early August Hotham to Dinner Plain "Pub to Pub" Cross-Country Race
August Bright Brewery: Sunday afternoons - Live Music; Friday afternoons - Tour and Tasting; Tuesdays - Brewery Discovery Lunch; Third Thursday of the month - Brewer for a Day. Ph: 03 5755 1301
3rd Saturday Bright Monthly Market (Howitt Park, Bright) 9am - 1pm
Mid August Sled Dog Challenge Dinner Plain
Late August Kangaroo Hoppett - long distance cross country ski race - Falls Creek