Dinner Plain Alpine Village, located in the spectacular Victorian High Country will play host to the Altitude 5000 Sled Dog Challenge, to be held over the weekend of August 10th/11th. Australia’s original, and most prestigious Sled Dog race will once again see Sled Dog teams from across Australia competing for victory on the snow-capped peaks of Mt Hotham.
2013 marks an important milestone in the history of the event as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the race. Altitude 5000 would like to invite supporters of the race, both old and new to join us as we acknowledge the event’s great history, and look forward to an exciting future.
More than 70 Mushers (dog team drivers), and in excess of 350 sled dogs are expected to compete in this year’s event across 4 classes. With the sport maturing (and some of the mushers and dogs!), the popular Touring class will be on the program, giving older, retired dog sled teams an opportunity to once again run on the snow in a less competitive environment.
The race provides a unique experience for competitors and spectators alike to experience the sport of Sled Dog racing in a pristine Alpine Environment. Book now as this unique event is not to be missed & accommodation in the picturesque Dinner Plain Village can be hard to find during snow season. Great value accommodation packages are now available, click here for more details.
ALTITUDE 5000 WOULD LIKE TO REMIND SPECTATORS THAT ONLY DOGS COMPETING IN THE SLED DOG CHALLENGE ARE PERMITTED ACCESS TO THE DINNER PLAIN RACE SITE. THIS IS A FREE EVENT, SPECTATORS ARE MOST WELCOME, HOWEVER IT IS REQUESTED THAT OWNERS PLEASE LEAVE THEIR DOGS AT HOME.