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Record Breaking Opening


Blue skies and picture perfect scenery was the ideal backdrop for an Opening Weekend like no other. Smiling faces, celebrations and history-making conditions were all on show as we skied and snowboarded our way into the 2017 winter season.

The combination of natural and mountain-made snow saw Hotham see its best season opening since 2012. Moreover, this is the first time in Hotham history where we have had a terrain park for Opening Day! These amazing feats were facilitated by early season snowfall and cold conditions which allowed Mount Hotham’s $4.4 million expansion of snowmaking to work its magic. The increased capacity for mountain-made snow has contributed to the most Opening Weekend terrain available in 5 years!



A crowd favourite, Saturday night was greeted with a spectacular show of dazzling lights. The fireworks extravaganza had guests cheering as the sky was filled with a mixture of whirls, explosions and iridescent waterfalls of colour. 


First weekend in and already 2017 feels like it will be a winter not to be missed. 

12 June 2017