Facilities & Services


Facilities & Services

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Dinner Plain has adequate amenities for those on a ski holiday, but it’s a reasonably small town so these are somewhat limited.

Dinner Plain Ski Hire and Snowboard Rental

There are two Dinner Plain shops that offer ski and snowboard equipment hire (including helmets and clothing), with two of them located on the main corners of the village next to the roundabout. The Hotham Resort owned shop, The Alpine Life (formerly Pinnacle), offer different options for lift ticket, lesson and rental packages which appear on the surface to save money, but they charge a little more for the equipment rentals so you probably don’t save anything.

Hoys is another Dinner Plain ski hire shop. This is the best spot to go if you’re looking for cross country ski gear or snowshoe hire.

Or Snow Monkey provides a ski/snowboard butler service whereby they bring rental equipment to the comfort of your lodge/chalet. The rates also tend to provide better value for money than the other 2 Dinner Plain ski shops.

Alternatively there are Mt Hotham ski hire shops.
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Dinner Plain Shops

A shopping spree of Dinner Plain generally shouldn’t take you too long as there are only a few shops, plus some spa type items for sale at the Onsen.

The two Dinner Plain ski shops have a small range of ski and snowboard clothing, ski/snowboard accessories, and après boots. Hoys also sells a small amount of hardwear, whilst The Alpine Life has various Dinner Plain and Hotham souvenirs.

There is a lovely homewares store at the Alpine Getaways/Castran Real Estate office.

Brandy Creek is a small supermarket selling liquor and basic groceries including a small range of fruit and vegetables and refrigerated goods. The mini mart is fine for small and basic purchases, but where possible you’ll want to BYO groceries. Another option is to use Vegetation in Mt Beauty who delivers fruit and vegetables twice weekly or Foodworks in Omeo provide a grocery delivery service.

Other Facilities and Services

Babysitting can be provided by Alpine Baby Sitting with advance notice.

It’s probably wise to arrive at Dinner Plain cashed up as money can sometimes be a little hard to come by. There’s an ATM at High Plains Lodge but it seems to be out of order more often than in working order. Thankfully credit cards are accepted at most establishments.