Following good early snowfalls and excellent snowmaking conditions,Â we areÂ excited to be the first resort in Victoria to announce lift openings for Season 2012.
On Saturday June 9, three lifts will openÂ - Big D Quad Chairlift, Summit Trainer Poma and Upper Playground Double Chairlift.
To celebrate the season opening, a special deal on lift only passes will see $5 from every Adult Lift Only pass donated to Merlin Entertainment Group's very own charity, â€śMerlinâ€™s Magic Wandâ€ť.Â Merlin is the new owner of Hotham Alpine Resort.
Merlinâ€™s Magic Wand is a global childrenâ€™s charity, aiming to provide magical experiences for those who are seriously ill, disabled or disadvantaged.Â At Hotham we hope that the funds raised may assist some of these children to access our beautiful resort this winter to enjoy a skiing or snowplay experience.Â The funds also go towards transport for the children to Merlin attractions.
Opening Weekend lift passÂ prices are:
1 DAY LIFT ONLY
Adult:Â Â $49 â€“ with $5 from every ticket to be donated to Merlinâ€™s Magic Wand
Child:Â Â $24
* Kids 5 and under ski free when accompanied by a paying adultÂ Â Â
To celebrate the start of the Snow Australia Learn to Ski & Board Month, Hotham is offering great deals for beginner lessonsâ€¦
1 DAY LEARN TO SKI (LIFT & LESSON)
Adult:Â Â $79
Child:Â Â $59
Snowsports Lessons are available for levels 1 to level 3 from the Hotham Central Snowsports Centre for adults & youthsÂ at 10am, with additional beginner adult lessons at 1.30pm.Â Children's lessonsÂ are available atÂ the Big D, Kids Snowzone from 9.15am for half day programs only.
Equipment hire is available from Hotham Sports @ Hotham Central and Zirky's, as well as Hotham Sports at Harrietville which will be open for chain hire from Friday at 12pm.
Wax your skis or board, put the antifreeze in the car and head on upÂ to makeÂ the first turns of the 2012 snow season!
06 June 2012