ALPINE NATURE EXPERIENCE
Alpine Nature Experience offers intimate and sustainable nature-based experiences in Victoria’s high country.
If you’re after a unique snow experience, you shouldn’t miss this eco-adventure. Snowshoe to a secluded spot among the snow gums and enjoy a gourmet meal, with the option to stay overnight in a luxury snow dome.
Bookings are available on our website: www.alpinenatureexperience.com.au
We offer a number of Experiences
Snowshoe to Cheese Fondue! – Dinner Experience
A guided snowshoe adventure at sunset to reach the hidden eco-village and its central tipi where you’ll enjoy pre-dinner drinks and nibbles around a fire. Getting in the Tipi, you will learn how to cook the authentic French cheese fondue as part of a 3 course dinner.
SNOWDOME – Overnight Experience (inc Dinner)
A unique evening at the eco-village followed by an exclusive and magical night in one of our Snowdomes toped up by a skimobile scenic tour the next morning.
The Igloo to Skidoo includes the Snowshoe to cheese fondue dinner experience.
Onsen package available.
Alpine Nature Experience is fully licenced. STRICTLY NO BYO
Scenic Eco-village Snowshoe tour
A guided snowshoe tour through the snowgums to reach our hidden eco-village where you will enjoy a glass of mulled wine by the fire!
Alpine Nature Experience will offer a new and unique experience: spending an exclusive and adventurous night in the snow. Embarque on an evening snowshoe adventure through the snow gums to reach an hidden eco-village and prepare your own French fondue.
A memorable night in the snow!
You don’t have to ski or be intrepid to discover the beauty of the Australian Alps. This winter on Mount Hotham, Alpine Nature Experience will offer a new and unique experience: spending an exclusive and adventurous night in the snow. Founder Jean-Francois Rupp will take you on an evening snowshoe adventure through the snow gums to reach his hidden eco-village and central tipi, before sharing some French cooking tips and assisting guests prepare their own French cheese fondue. Mr Rupp hopes to attract first timers to the snow, families, seminars and school groups.
Hailing from the heart of the French alps, Jean-Francois has always wanted to encourage others to discover the beauty of the mountains and experience the snow. Since relocating to Australia in late 2014, he has been looking for the chance to share his passion for the outdoors and alpine activities. “At first I was sceptical of the term “Alps” in Australia, but I love the mountains here, they are more accessible than in France and have an untouched feeling to them”. Mount Hotham was a clear standout for his project due to the striking beauty of the mountain, snow reliability and overall atmosphere.
For me the snow is about much more than skiing, it’s about the beauty of the scenery, the food, and surrounding yourself in nature” he said.
Collaborating with Hoys Skis and Zirky’s, Alpine Nature Experience has received a warm welcome from resort management and local businesses who are keen to see their customers catered for in a new way.
Strictly NO BYO alcohol: Alpine Nature Experience is fully licensed, with reasonable bar prices.
No BYO food. There are no communal cooking facilities nor refrigeration available at our eco-camp. We hike everything in and out so we appreciate your consideration when bringing packaged goods.