Back Country Sled Tours
Take your Snow Holiday to a new level with the Mt Hotham Back Country Sled Tour!
This tour is unique to Australia and offers the snowgoer a scenic ride through the back country of Mt Hotham with sweeping views of the High Country.
What is it?
A custom designed snowmobile sled accommodates 4 people (ages 5+) pulled behind a large Wide/Long Tracked Snowmobile.
Pickup is at the General Store (Bus Stop 6) and we meander down the resort management access tracks to the Snowplay Area at Wireplain. From there we head into the real back country of Hotham and onto the top of Possum Flat where there is an ideal opportunity for a scenic shot. After a short break to hear a little bit about the history of the Dargo Valley and Hotham we head down into a snowy tree lined gully motoring through some deep stashes of snow, conditions permitting we then take ride through to the the Dargo Lookout, then it’s a pull up SnowStuff Hill onto to Wireplain and back to the General Store.
Duration is 30-45 minutes depending on snow conditions. We also have options of a lunch tour or sunset tour that last approximately 1.5 hours.
New for 2017 is the half day Derricks Hut Tour that leaves from the Loch Car Park and must be pre-booked. This tour is excpetionally scenic and give its location is hightly weather and Snow Dependent. It is only available for up to 4 people and includes a cooked lunch!
How much is it?
Wire Plain 15-minute photo tour -
$90 for up to 4 people (includes stop off for scenic pictures)
This tour begins and ends in Wire Plain in Mount Hotham it is bus stop 11.
Adult$85.00 (per Adult)
Child (5 - 12 years old)$45.00 (Per Child)
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)$260.00
Lunch Tour or Sunset Tour
Child (5 - 12 years old)$55.00 (Per Child)
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children)$300.00
Lunch Tour includes: Sausages in bread (BBQ) and soft drinks/water
Sunset Tour includes: Cheese, crackers, soft drinks/water & champagne for adults over 18
New for 2017
The half day Derricks Hut Tour that leaves from the Loch Car Park and must be pre-booked. This tour is excpetionally scenic and give its location is hightly weather and Snow Dependent. It is only available for up to 4 people and includes a cooked lunch!
Derrick Hut Tour - $600 for up to 4 people (includes cooked lunch)
When do they run?
Daily in snow season (subject to weather and snow conditions).
Only Lunch, Sunset and Derricks Hut tours have fixed times.
Lunch Tour12:00pm - 1:30pm
Sunset Tour4:30pm - 6:00pm
Derricks Hut Tour10.00am - 3.00pm
What do I bring?
- A sense of adventure!
- Warm waterproof clothes (conditions can change quickly)
- Warm preferably waterproof foot wear (no ski boots)
- Beanie or hat
Call us 0488 040 308
We accept Visa/Mastercard or cash. Creditcards need to be presented prior to trip commencing.
Terms & Conditions
Tours operate subject to weather and snow conditions, advance bookings can be made but will be confirmed an hour prior to ensure suitability.
Full refunds will be made available for cancelled tours.
Seat belts must be worn at all times on sled.
Patrons must not stand up whilst sled is moving.
Patrons must keep legs and arms within the confines of the sled whilst moving.
Operator reserves the right to cancel trip at anytime with no refunds should any safety measures be broken by the patron.
Minimum of 2 adults required for 30 - 45 minute tour. All other tours are fixed price.