A truly unique experience: spending an intimate and adventurous night in the snow.

What to expect:

We head off before sunset for an easy 30 minute Snowshoe walk (450m) through the picturesque snow gums to the eco-village where you’ll enjoy a delicious heart-warming glass of Glühwein or hot chocolate outside by the fire.
You will then be invited into the central tipi with a fireplace, where you will learn the secrets to making a traditional and mouth-watering French fondue, with cheese imported for the occasion from French Alpine farms. After a 3 course dinner we will sit around the fire sharing a few drinks and stories (maybe even some dancing).

Waive the rest of the group goodbye and settle in your real snow IGLOO spending a cosy night in a warm bed under lots of sheepskins.
If you prefer a little more comfort, you can opt for a Snowdome. Eco-conceived, these original structures are wood heated and have a sky view. Watch the stars as you fall asleep wrapped up in fur blankets.

Wake up to the smell of fresh coffee and a cooked breakfast; French toast, bacon and eggs are on the menu! Around 9:30am, you will be picked up by SnowStuffPark’s Skidoo and enjoy a scenic ride back to the wire plain car park.

Alpine Nature Experience has created the Igloo to Skidoo as the ultimate memorable night in the snow!

Included in your adventure:

– Snowshoes and Headtorch
– Guided snowshoe tour – 30 minutes with stories and inside knowledge on French/Australian alps history
– First glass of heart-warming home-made Gluhwein (hot spiced red wine) by the fire
– 3 course dinner including home-made soup, French cheese fondue, and cake
– Exclusive accommodation in wood heated Snowdomes with sky views or real Igloos.
– Comfortable bedding: real mattress, bed linen, pillow, faux fur blanket, fleece liner and -10°c sleeping bag
– Hearty warm breakfast with tea, coffee, toast & jams, muesli, eggs and bacon rolls or French toast.
– Scenic 15 minutes Skimobile tour by SnowStuffPark


In all Snowdomes & Igloos :
– A warm wood fire heater (Snowdome only)
– Hand washing facilities and towels (Snowdome only)
– Comfortable bedding (real mattress, bed linen, pillow, fur blanket, fleece liner and -10°c sleeping bag)
– Drinking water
– Solar powered battery and USB port to recharge phones
– Extra blankets

We currently have three snowdomes all with the same level of comfort and identical facilities.

At the Eco-Village:
Our eco-village is set-up in the wilderness of Hotham. Everything is carried in and out by man power to reduce our impact on the fragile alpine environment. We are completely off the grid, but for your comfort the eco-village are able to offer the following services:

Limited Power

Heated Tipi

Hand Washing facilities

Fully Licensed (No BYO)

The best French fondue!

3G / 4G

Dry Toilets

Warm Drinks

CC payment

Smoke alarms

Vegetarian meals

Rates & details :

Tours running Wed – Sun. through the ski season.
Starts at 4:30pm (June, July) 5:00pm (Aug -Sep), return approx. 9:30am

Free Hotham bus to Wireplain, carpark available or catch a bus from Dinner Plain.

From $578 for 2 people inc. full dinner experience.
From $269pp for groups and families of more than 2 people inc. full dinner experience
Child rates available.
Group discounts and special events available.

Alpine Nature Experience is fully licenced. Strictly no BYO

Our menu is fully vegetarian. Please note, due to the nature of the experience, only vegan and gluten free dietary requirements are available on request, at an extra cost. Make sure you specify this when booking. For the same reasons we are unable to provide a different menu for children.

Bookings essential 24h in advance.
Same day bookings – please call us to confirm availability.



Our Igloos are made with 100% snow! But that doesn’t mean you will be cold. The inside temperature is around 4°c and all Igloos are equiped with -10c° sleeping bags, real confortable bed, sheep skins and covers. 

Please be aware that the night in an Igloo is weather and snow dependent. If we are unable to host you in an Igloo, we will upgrade you to one of our Snowdomes at no charge (pending availability) or offer you to come at another date.


For the real creature of compfort, our Snowdomes are eco-conceived with one thing in mind: SImplicity is a luxury. They have a very comfortable bedding, a sink with fresh water and a very warm fireplace. 

In addition, the clear skyview lets you fall asleep while watching the stars (or the snow falling). 

Our snowdome can sleep up to four people, but don’t worry, we won’t mix you up with another group.  

“The Alpine Nature Experience – Snow Shoe to Fondue night was so wonderful! Jean-Francois and his team have created a magical little place on the high plains, and you really feel like you’re a million miles away from anything. Wonderful food and hospitality, could not recommend this highly enough if you want a unique and memorable experience in the snow.”


Stephanie Bateman – Facebook review

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