What's on at the snow - Victoria 2015

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From dog sled races, snow camping to relaxing day spas - you'll find plenty on offer at Victoria's snowy destinations.

Dive into the Victorian ski season on 1 June at the Falls Creek Ice Plunge into Rocky Valley Dam. Join the locals in the fancy dress competition and celebrate the first day of winter, all while helping to raise money for the SES.

Thursday nights at Falls Creek during July and August is the place to be for family fun from 8pm under the lights in the Village Bowl. The Night Show features special effects, music, flips and tricks by some of Falls Creek's finest skiers and boarders as well as appearances by Pete the Snow Dragon. The Falls Creek Street Party is back for 2015, every Tuesday evening from 4pm to 6pm with marshmallow roasting, games and give-aways.

Embrace your sense of adventure and camp under the stars on Dinner Plain.

Mt Buller hosts its Opening Weekend activities from 6 to 8 June featuring free entertainment, fireworks and the annual Olympic Winter Institute fundraising dinner. Show off your best golf swing on 3 July for the Mark Adams Ski & Golf Day; break out your fluoro one-piece ski suit on 5 September for '80s Day and check out the Mt Buller Cinema for film festivals and special screeningsi. After a day of playing on the slopes, ski, snowshoe or drive to Mt Stirling for a night under the stars in one of the many snow camping areas and choose from permanent huts or set up your tent. There is a permanent alpine camp area featuring a tepee, central cooking with a potbelly stove and insulated tents.

Kick off the season on 6 June for a fun-filled opening weekend on Mt Hothamii. With more than 20 bars and restaurants featuring a range of cuisines and nightlife, day spas, retail outlets and on-and-off mountain accommodation in two locations, Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain, you may never want to leaveiii. More than 250 sled dogs and their mushers take over on 8 and 9 August for the annual two-day Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge, which is the premier dog sled event in Australia and a one-of-a-kind experience.

Spectators are welcome during the annual Dinner Plain Sled Dog Challenge taking place on 8 and 9 August.

One of the closest ski fields to Melbourne, Mount Baw Baw is a popular destination for a day trip to the snow and is great for beginners and intermediate to advanced skiers and boarders. More experienced skiers can catch some air off the Big Air Bag jump and anyone can enjoy the dog sled tours, snowmobile rides or free tobogganing. Nearby Mt St Gwinear has groomed cross-country ski trails and is a great location to build a snowman with the kids. Lake Mountain resort offers 37 kilometres of trails suitable for cross country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, snow mobile rides or a good-natured snowball fight. After a day on the slopes, relax at the Lake Mountain Resort and Bistro before heading to one of the neighbouring towns to spend the night at a B & B. On Mt Buffalo there are two designated tobogganing and snow play areas at Cresta Valley and Dingo Dell. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are other popular activities in the area.

These are some of many events and activities during the winter months in the Victorian Alpine Region.

iMt Buller 2014, Event calendar, viewed 4 May 2015,

iiMount Hotham Alpine Resort 2015, Events calendar, viewed 4 May 2015,

iiiMount Hotham Alpine Resort 2015, Why Hotham, viewed 4 May 2015,