Stay and play in Victoria's alpine region. On and off mountain, at après-ski bars and local day spas, neighbouring wineries and village breweries, at restaurants with hats and cafes with snow-caps, there's snow end of adventures to be had.
Mansfield and Mount Buller
Build up snow strength with food and wine at local provedores, breweries and wineries. Keep littlies entertained at Mansfield Zoo.
Don't miss: freshly roasted beans and blends at Mansfield Coffee Merchant.
Play: Mount Buller
Take a scenic chair-lift ride, slip on some ski shoes, slide behind a dog sled, ski or board the slopes.
Bright, Hotham and Dinner Plain
Relax at retro cafes and valley wine bars, celebrated restaurants and boutique breweries. Stock up on single origin ski fuel at Bright Chocolate.
Don't miss: craft brews with views at Bright Brewery.
Play: Hotham and Dinner Plain
Try snow tubing, luge toboganning, snowmobiling at Mt Hotham. At Dinner Plain, schedule a sled dog tour or a pamper session at the Onsen Retreat and Spa.
Mount Beauty and Falls Creek
Stay: Mount Beauty
Find cool-climate muscle soothers at local wineries and breweries.
Don't miss: microbrews with views straight onto Mt Bogong at Sweetwater Brewing Company.
Play: Falls Creek
Sign up for a snow-shoe shuffle and zoom around on a snowmobile. Take littlies to the weekly Thursday evening family show, complete with Pete the Snow Dragon and fireworks.
Beechworth and Mount Buffalo
Indulge in foodie experiences, explore local history and treat yourself at a local spa.
Don't miss: a table at Provenance, a two-hatter in The Age Good Food Guide.
Play: Mount Buffalo
Go round the outside for snow play and snow shoeing at Mount Buffalo. Stop for a warming wine at Feathertop Winery, Porepunkah.
Walhalla and Mount Baw Baw
Stroll around the loving preserved 19th-century architecture and take a gold mine tour.
Don't miss: the historic Tramline Walk.
Play: Mount Baw Baw
Sign up for snow play: downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, dog sledding and snow shoe tours.
Marysville and Lake Mountain
Follow walking trails through forests and fronds to lookouts and waterfalls, and wander local parks and gardens.
Don't miss: Steavenson Falls plummeting 84 metres into the river below.
Play: Lake Mountain
Take the family tobogganing and take a ride on a tube run down the mountain. Seasoned skiers, hit the 37 kilometres of cross-country trails.