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Get the Ski Aspen experience this winter

Get the Ski Aspen experience this winter

Ski Aspen’s Nick Farr and Paul Smythe live the dream life. Long-time Hotham skiers and sometime Ski & Ride School instructors, they also spend the Northern Hemisphere winters hosting Australian skiers in Aspen Snowmass on their fabulous Ski Aspen tours.

Nick Farr founded Ski Aspen in 1995. Nick wanted to show people the magic of Aspen. That it isn’t all glitz and glamour and movie stars. That it doesn’t have to cost a million bucks to holiday there. So with a small group and the support of the Aspen Skiing Company, Nick began running ski tours from Australia, often filled with fellow Hotham skiers, all wanting a summer fix with like-minded friends on a like-minded mountain.

Nick basically blended together all the things he loved about skiing. Lots of miles and time on snow, local knowledge, infamous après events, accommodation in unbeatable locations and all for the right price. Over the past 21 seasons, one tour per season turned into two tours, then three, and now four, with many guests returning every year for the Ski Aspen experience.

Hotham and Ski Aspen are working together to reinvent the ski holiday for Australian skiers. Creating something bigger and better for Aussie skiers has long been the goal for Nick Farr and Paul Smythe from Ski Aspen. 

“We wanted to merge skiing in the northern and southern hemispheres in a way not seen before… it’s all about great times and real value,” says Paul. “The make-up of the overseas ski holiday really hasn’t changed in the last 30 years. We want to challenge that and genuinely offer people more. We also think the kind of skier who calls Hotham home is going to get the most out of a Ski Aspen tour” says Nick. 

Ski Aspen is now in its 22nd year of showing Aussies the real Aspen experience. The Hotham / Ski Aspen partnership will change what you expect from a ski holiday. As Nick and Paul like to say “The only thing we’ve changed… is everything.” 

Now the idea has come full circle and its coming to Hotham. Mt Hotham Skiing Co., Aspen Snowmass (Aspen Ski Co.) and Ski Aspen have joined forces to rekindle some Hotham history, before we make a little history together.

For one long weekend in August – a weekend dedicated to skiing, après, camaraderie and fun – the Ski Aspen experience is coming to Hotham. We’ll have three days of guided skiing in Hotham’s best terrain with Hotham’s best Ski & Ride School coaches; plenty of laughs afterwards with social events every evening; and Joyce Brockhoff Hut out in Heavenly Valley will become centre stage, a downunder version of Aspen Highlands’ infamous Cloud 9, fun Aspen and Hotham style showcasing the newest partnership in Australian skiing. 

Ski Aspen at Hotham event information

25-28 August 2016

  • 3-day on-snow program operated by our Hotham/Ski Aspen ski instructors & guides
  • Après events

27 August 2016

  • Joyce Brockhoff Hut event

Check out the full event itinerary

To find out more, including how you can ski for FREE at Hotham in 2017, go to Ski Aspen @ Hotham

Find out more about Ski Aspen

21 July 2016