This events listing page  is very simple: events are listed in chronological order by month, with the latest ones at the top (so you may need to scroll down to find the current month) and not sorted by category or location.

The listings cover community and cultural events (the less commercial the better) and any events revolving around human powered or gravity aided adventure in and around the mountains country of south eastern Australia and Tasmania.

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[VIC] 23 – 25: Three mountain trek. Join MND Victoria as they trek across the Australian Alps to raise vital funds to support Australians living with, and affected by motor neurone disease (MND).

‘Over 3 days, you’ll tackle Mt Stirling, Mt Feathertop and Mt Bogong, each view from the top as impressive as the last. Stand in awe of the majestic forests of Mt. Stirling, visit iconic Craig’s Hut and discover an incredible ridgeline connecting two of Victoria’s highest peaks- Mt Feathertop and Mt Hotham. By the end of this challenge, you’ll have accomplished an incredible feat for an equally amazing cause—an unforgettable adventure that will renew and reignite your passion for exploration’.

Details here.


[VIC] 3, 4, 5: Victorian backcountry festival. Three days of tours, workshops, films, bar, demo village and speakers at Mt Hotham. Details here.


[NSW] 20 – 22: Splitfest DownUnder

This annual gathering in the Snowy Mountains will be on again on the 20-22nd of August.

Full details available on the website.


[VIC] 3: Splitboard intro tour. Saturday July 3, Mt Hotham. Hosted by Vic Alps Backcountry.

Details here:

[NSW] 11 – 14: Women’s Mountain Retreat. PERISHER – Sunday 11th – Wednesday 14th July 2021


[VIC] 30: Ullr Fest 2021 At Bright Brewery, May 30. This is a free event. Facebook page here.

[NSW] 27: Sydney backcountry info night. Details here.


[VIC] 9, 10, 11: Buffalo Stampede run

A refreshed Buffalo Stampede Festival is back on the trail running calendar and will be happening on the 9th, 10th and 11th April 2021.  Planned events: 75km UltraSkyMarathon,  42km SkyMarathon, 20km SkyRun, 10km Twilight SkySprint, plus the 5km Bright Family Trail Run & 2km Junior Trail Run. Details here.


[VIC] 6: ‘Run To The Hills‘ is back on Saturday 6 March.

Mountains, music, friends, great food and cold beer. What more do you need? FREE ENTRY Great line-up of music for all! Starts 12 noon sharp, runs to 12 am. At The General, Mt Hotham. Details here.

[VIC] 27: The Australian Grand Traverse. One day walk/ run between Falls Creek and Mt Hotham. Full details here.


[VIC] 27 and 28:

Baw Baw Trail Run

‘Forming part of the “Alpine Runs” Series the Mt Baw Baw Trail Run offers something for everyone. Whether you’re new to trail running or are a seasoned marathon runner you’re sure to have a fantastic experience’. Distances: 1 km—4 km—7 km—15 km—21 km—36 km—44 km. Details here.

[VIC] 27:

Screen Shot 2021-02-19 at 2.46.47 pmTaungurung Cultural Day at Lake Mountain.

‘We have brought together a talented group of Taungurung people to share their knowledge and teach their skills. Commencing with a Welcome to Country for all, everybody will then break into smaller workshops to learn more about Taungurung culture. Workshops will rotate every 45 minutes, to enable people to immerse themselves in all aspects of walk & talk, artifacts, rope making and bush tucker’. A delicious kangaroo sampler lunch will be included in the ticket price of $20 pp.


[VIC] 30: Alpine Outdoor Cinema, Wandiligong. Films, food, conversations. Details here.

[VIC] 24 – 26: There will be a 4 day long Mountain Adventure Festival being held at Dinner Plain across the Australia Day/ Invasion Day Long Weekend in Jan.

It includes an outdoor screening of the Bright Mountain Film Tour, and the Conquer! Feathertop event. Details here.

[VIC] 16: Bogong to Hotham Rooftop Run. Organised run event. Details here.

[VIC] 16: Mittagundi festival. This wonderful full day festival is back at Mittagundi this year. Details here.

[VIC] 11 -17: Lake Mountain Alpine Resort are running 2 hour guided wildflower walks through January. Details here.



Walk up Mt Bride (Warburton), March 21

Community members from Warburton are attempting to stop the proposed logging coupes on and surrounding Mt Bride.


Leady-face-1040_520‘Possum Rediscovery Day Picnic’ (Cambarville, April 5)

The Leadbeater’s Possum is a critically endangered possum largely restricted to small pockets of alpine ash, mountain ash and snow gum forests in the Central Highlands of Victoria.

Each year the Friends of Leadbeater’shold a ‘Possum Rediscovery Day Picnic’ to mark the day this species was rediscovered. In 2020, it will happen on Sunday, 5th April.



The Alpine Quest Adventure

aq mountainThe Alpine Quest Adventure Race is a navigation-based team event to be held on Australia Day weekend (Jan 25 – 28) for teams of four, who need to stay together the whole time.

It consists of kayaking, mountain biking and trekking legs with some ‘additional challenges’. It will happen out of Falls Creek resort in north east Victoria.


The Razorback Run.

March 16

22, 40 and 64 km runs in the Feathertop area.


Cradle Mountain Film Festival

Cradle Mountain Film Festival - Forest Yurt Cinema Photo Pete WyllieMarch 29 – 31

The Cradle Mountain Film Festival is an adventure festival like no other in Australia! Screening a range of adventure films on the fringe of the wilderness in unique locations, plus a Wellness Program including the Dove Lake Classic Trail Run, acro-yoga and Nia Dance, Cold Water Therapy and canyoning in the rivers.


For a listing of winter related events for 2019, please check here.


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West Ridge mountain festival.

1-4 August

Australia’s first mountaineering and ice climbing festival. In planning for 1-4 August 2019 at Mt. Buller.



mouse-ear-hawkweed-hieracium-pilosella-lower-petal-purple-stripe-133045Falls Creek Hawkweed Eradication Program Volunteer Surveys – Bogong High Plains.

Various dates from DEC 10 2018 until FEB 16, 2018.

Details here:

Volunteer Hawkweed eradication programs, Snowy Mountains. Throughout summer 2018/19


Backcountry gathering at Southern Alps Lodge in Charlotte Pass.

Sept 22 – 24.

Includes an ‘introduction to avalanche safety gear and how to use it, Avalanche Canada specialists in a safe environment and two days of guided ski and snowboard touring’ on the Main Range. 

TSDNational Threatened Species day event at Falls Creek

Sept 7.

Free event, all welcome.

BCFestPosterFinalOLWeb-03Backcountry festival at Falls Creek. ‘Celebrating all things back country’. Free event.

Sept 1 and 2

World Telemark Day (Sept 1 and 2)

Various locations, including Falls Creek.

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Social bike ride covering a 50km track. Bright, north east VIC.

black-on-white-cropped_1_origAvalanche training (AST level 1) at Mt Buller

8/9 Sept

Presented by Alpine Access Australia, teaching the Canadian avalanche training system. One class day and one in the field.


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Jindabyne and Snowy Mountains.

August 25/26

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Falls Creek. Australia’s premiere XC race: 3 courses.

  • 42km Kangaroo Hoppet – The main event
  • 21km Australian Birkebeiner
  • 7km Joey Hoppet

25 August.

Avalanche training courses

There are a range of 2 and 4 day courses being offered from mid Aug until the end of the month in the Falls Creek area.

The Blanch sisters at the 2012 Kangaroo Hoppet at Falls Creek.
The Blanch sisters at the 2012 Kangaroo Hoppet at Falls Creek.

Ski de Femme

Women’s cross country event at Falls Creek. August 11.


Pro skier Chris Davenport at Mt Buller to launch Protect Our Winters. Plus screening of the new Teton Gravity Research film ‘Rogue Elements’.

Free event. Thursday July 24, Mt Buller.

ConradAnker2018-FB_previewClimber Conrad Anker will be speaking in Melbourne (11th) and Sydney (10th). Hosted by The North Face.

Backcountry film festival screening in Jindabyne.

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Splitboarding guided tours

July 14/15: Mt Stirling

July 28/29: Guthega/ Perisher

August 11/12: Mt Bogong

August 25/26: Dead Horse Gap


March 10: Australian Alpine Ascent. Trail running race in the Snowy Mountains. Info available here.


SUMMER 2017/18

For a listing of festivals and social events happening in the NSW and VIC Alps over summer please check here.

The Bogong to Hotham Rooftop run will be held on Jan 7. Details here.


I haven’t got around to doing a full list for 2017. The winter events that I’m aware of are listed here.



Sept 17

The Bigfoot Snow Trail. 2 events, starting at Falls Creek (VIC) – a 42 k marathon or a 27k ‘sprint’, suitable for runners or snow shoers.

Sep 3

World telemark day (Mt Hotham plus other locations)


Aug 27

The Kangaroo Hoppet – ski marathon at Falls Creek

August 24

Snowy Mountains Snowshoe Stomp

Perisher ski resort

Full details closer to the event

Aug 21 – 23

Splitfest – Australia’s split boarding festival

Jindabyne and Snowy Mountains main range

Aug 10

Kosciusko Alpine Club XC Classic. This is a race of about 8 km from Perisher Valley.

The KAC XC Classic

August 8

Ski de Femme

This free cross country ski event for women is held annually at  Falls Creek. In 2015 it’s on Saturday 8th August. It includes an instruction session (classical or skating) in the morning, followed by a fun race.

Ski de Femme

Aug 6

Pub to Pub ski race (The General, Mt Hotham, to Dinner Plain Hotel.

Details here:


July 2

The Birkebeiner Classic (Falls Creek)

Cross country ski race at Falls Creek. There are three different distances – ten kilometres, five kilometres and two and a half kilometres.


June 1

Falls Creek Ice Plunge

Join Falls Creek locals as they take a winter plunge into Rocky Valley Dam to celebrate the first day of winter to pay homage to the snow gods for a good snow season.


2nd May

Backcountry film festival – Melbourne

1st May

Tumut 3 Hour MTB Race. This race, at Tumut on the western side of the Snowy Mountains, has a range of courses.

30 April & 1 May

Mt Beauty music festival

30 April & May 1

Adventure Pro Film Festival – Mansfield (VIC)


April 30

Sydney showing of the Back Country film festival

24th April 2016

FREE Guided History Bushwalk at Mt Hotham

Sunday 24th April 2016 (ANZAC Weekend)

9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

April 17

Mt Buller sky run. Alpine running race at Mt Buller (VIC)

April 8 – May 8

Victorian walking festival (state wide)

April 8 – 10

Buffalo Stampede. North East VIC. Various running courses in the mountains above Bright, including for kids.

April 8 – 10

Falls Creek mountain bike festival

April 2 and 3

RedAss Downhill Enduro – downhill MTB racing (Thredbo, NSW)

April 2 and 3

Adventure Kids program at Falls Creek

This mini festival, focused on outdoor activity, has a range of activities, including mountain bike riding, bushcraft skills, geocahing, orienteering, trail running and slack lining.


27th March 2016

FREE Guided History Bushwalk at Mt Hotham

Easter Holidays

9.30am – Cobungra Ditch/Huts Walk Track head, via Skeleton Creek

March 26 & 27

Adventure Kids program at Mt Baw Baw

This has a range of activities, including mountain bike riding, bushcraft skills, geocahing, orienteering, trail running and slack lining

March 20

2016 ACT Paddy Pallin rogaine. (south-east of central Canberra)

March 19

Australian alpine ascent triathalon (Thredbo/ Snowy Mountains Maine Range)

Australian Alpine Ascent Triathlon

March 19

Razorback Run. Alpine running race on the Razorback, Mt Hotham (VIC)

March 19

High Country Hops – micro brew festival (Beechworth)

March 13

Peaks Challenge at Falls Creek (235 kilometre loop by bike, with three major climbs Tawonga Gap, Mount Hotham and Falls Creek).

NB: this is a huge event, with around 2,000 riders attending, and the road over the Bogong High Plains is closed on the sunday.

March 13

Bogong Conquestathon

This is an annual walk up Mt Bogong, held over the Labor Day weekend. It is a long day and strenuous: it involves a 20km round trip, with a climb of 1,300 metres. It is organised  by the Upper Kiewa Valley Lions Club.