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September School Holidays

With the season extension, Hotham is now open for the entire School Holidays. See what fun activities are on for the whole family to enjoy.

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Recognising and Treating Concussion

Concussion can be a serious injury and is particularly high risk in sport such as skiing and snowboarding. Physio Phebe tells the best ways to recognise and treat a concussion.

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Turning waste water into snow

Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board has a number of initiatives designed to protect and preserve our beautiful environmental resources, including the use of recycled water for snowmaking

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Reducing landfill at Hotham

Hotham's pristine environment is a key reason people visit year after year, and Resort Management works hard to protect this precious place

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Trails less travelled

Hotham is known as the mountain for serious skiers and boarders but did you know there's outstanding cross-country skiing here too, trails that are as good as anywhere else in Australia.

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Interschools Success

The Victorian Interschools Championships took place at Mt Buller recently and young athletes from Hotham’s three snowsport programs were among the most successful there. 

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Spring Vibes

As we embark on September it’s time to look forward to perhaps the most underrated phase of a snow season….Spring!

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What's on in Spring

With soft fun snow and a fantastic event and activity line up, see what's on throughout September and early October.

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Outback and Sides

Hotham has long been regarded as the gateway to some amazing backcountry touring. No matter what your ability or experience, there’s terrain for everyone’s fancy, learn where to find some of the best backcountry runs.

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How to tape your knees when skiing

Physio Phebe has all the best tips and tricks to help prevent ski and snowboard related injuries. Learn how to tape your knees to make the most of your day on the slopes.

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Season Extension

Hotham is extending the season once again! For the third consecutive year in a row, Hotham's abundant snowfalls are allowing the resort to stay open until October 6, 2019.

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The Chain Gang

Hotham is one of a handful of ski resorts worldwide perched on the top of a mountain. Getting to the resort from Harrietville, drivers regularly have to use snow chains.

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Epic Australia Pass 2020

The Epic Australia Pass for the 2020 season is now on sale. For Just $829 for adults and $469 for students, get the lowest price guarantee and lock in your pass for just $49 upfront.

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Origins of Place Names

On the road to Hotham there are many localities that are marked by signs. Most of these names were given when mining was prominent in the hills and many have an interesting story to tell.   

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Lodge Life

For some there isn’t anything quite like lodge accommodation and many people will tell you haven’t had a true snow experience until you’ve stayed in one of these communal living spaces.

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Study in the snow

From 14 students in 2018, there are now 22 students attending Alpine Athletes Academy, allowing teens to study while pursuing snow sports.

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Big Gig Fundraiser

Mt Hotham Volunteer Ski Patrol is out to raise money to help fund the purchase of a powered ambulance cot.

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Spag Bol Toll

The Spag Bol Toll is a fundraising initiative supporting DWA and established by Charlie, a young boy spending his first season at Hotham.

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Own the Mountain with Scotty James

Our partner Audi Australia offers you the chance to win a weekend at Hotham with a meet and greet from 3x World Champion Scotty James.

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Marg wins gold

Marg Franke-Williams didn’t start ski racing until her mid-30s and now at the age of 70 her ability and love for the sport remains as high as ever.

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Touring Talk

Aside from having some of the best inbounds terrain in the southern hemisphere, Hotham also plays host to some world-class backcountry skiing and snowboarding.

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Prevent Shin Bang

Physio Phebe has all the best tips and tricks to help prevent ski and snowboard related injuries. Learn how to prevent shin bang with theses helpful hints.

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Awareness and membership growth for DWA

Hotham continues to increase its backing of DWA and a significant addition this season been another well-known face.

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Hoff Hut proves a winner

The word is well and truly out - delicious food and drink is now available on the slopes at the newly refurbished Joyce Brockhoff Hut.  

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Kids Club tackles waste

Kids Club participants at Mt Hotham are doing their bit for the environment with the help of students from the Alpine School.

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Biathlon Development Camps Take Off

Biathlon Australia says it’s thrilled with the direction the sport is heading following the completion of two recent camps at Mt Hotham.

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The Restaurant at Jack Frost - gamechanger

Familiar Hotham hospitality faces Sarah Curtin and Lisa Hemingway have added more to their plate in 2019 with the duo opening their second venue on the mountain.

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The Eye of the Storm

When a significant weather event occurs during the snow season it’s time for skiers and boarders to rejoice. It’s time to drop everything, make plans and head for Hotham!  

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Picking up the pace at Hotham

The Mount Hotham Race Squad members and coaches are used to going fast, whether it’s in training or competition but for everyone involved, the pace picks up even more during the school holidays.

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What's in a name?

Ever wondered how some of the runs at Mt Hotham got their names?  Some were named after notable people in the resort’s history, others got their name due to events that were held on that slopes. 

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Prevent Skier's Thumb

Physio Phebe has all the best tips and tricks to help prevent ski and snowboard related injuries. Learn how to prevent skiers thumb with theses helpful hints.

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All modes lead to Hotham

Driving up the mountain is just one way to get to Hotham; there are lots of other options for getting to your winter holiday at Hotham, with something for every budget.

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Discover Hotham's hidden gems

It’s easy to be distracted by Hotham’s steep and deep ski runs when you're perched at the top of our mountain, but it’s worth taking the time to appreciate the subtler beauties of Hotham.

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Mini Shredders

The snow season has arrived at Hotham.  School holidays are fast approaching and it seems like the perfect time to highlight all the benefits of skiing as a family.  In particular how awesome it is to ski with your kids.  

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5 tips for a stress-free drive

Follow our tips and you’ll be set for a snow holiday to remember

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It's a kid's life at Hotham

Hotham’s kids have a unique perspective on what our winter playground has to offer. We spoke to Isabel, Tavish and Amelia, who are spending their second winter season at Hotham.

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5 surprising things you can do off the slopes at Hotham

On those days when you don't feel like hitting the slopes, there's still lots to do at Hotham

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Whats New in 2019

We have some new and exciting products, businesses, events and sponsors at Hotham this 2019 season. With so many new things and the return of old favourites, we couldn't be more excited to get the season started.

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5 WAYS TO GET HYPED

The season is just around the corner and the first snowfalls have begun. It's time to get hyped up for another unreal season at Hotham this year.

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Win a west elm snow holiday

Hotham has teamed up with leading global retailer west elm to  give you the chance to win a stylish snow holiday like no other!

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DEMYSTIFYING THE DE-ICERS, HOTHAM’S HIGH ALTITUDE WORKERS

If it has snowed overnight, there’s a pretty good chance the de-icing team has been hard at work removing ice from the lift towers, cables and chairs, a huge job that has its share of challenges and stimulation.

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QUICK 5-MINUTE WARM-UP

Physio Phebe goes through her top warm-up exercises that you can do in the carpark or your chalet before hitting the slopes. 

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SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY ON THE SNOW

“It’s so fulfilling to help a client get on the slopes and experience the sensations that everyone enjoys about the snow – the excitement of the sport, the beauty of the surroundings, the fun of doing it all with people we love"

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BIATHLON – MENTAL AND PHYSICAL STRENGTH ON SHOW

The Olympic sport of Biathlon is hugely popular in Europe, but it might surprise many people that it is also a sport with a growing base in Australia.

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LOCALS KNOWLEDGE

Let Hotham ambassador and local Drew Jolowicz show you an insider's guide to Hotham so you can holiday like a local.

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HOTHAM HISTORY IN PHOTOS

There are many people at Hotham who have been coming for many years - generations even!

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DRILLS FOR YOUR SKILLS

Take your skiing ability to the next level with these tried and testing skiing drills by Hotham Academy

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TRAVEL TIPS BEFORE YOU HIT THE SLOPES

Whether you are travelling to Hotham by car, bus or plane, Physio Phebe provides us with some simple tips to keep you feeling fresh and ready to hit the slopes on arrival.

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72 Hours at Hotham

Want to get the most out of your next trip to Hotham? Have a read through our Insider's and Outsider's tips and tricks to plan the best 72 hours here at Hotham.

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GET SNOW FIT WITH THESE TOP FIVE EXERCISES

Physio Phebe's top five exercises to help you build muscle and reduce the chance of injuries on the slopes.

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Taking on the snow gods

The sophisticated art of snowmaking has transformed the Australian ski resort experience

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GET KIDS LOVING THE SNOW

 To ensure your kids love the snow as much as you do, cast your eyes over the following list of tips and tricks to maximise the holiday snow fun.

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Cross country skiing - not just bushwalking on skis

Cross country skiing enjoys a devoted following for good reason

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BEGINNERS GUIDE TO HOTHAM

Here’s a list of 10 handy hints to help the first timer get maximum enjoyment out of a snow holiday at Hotham.

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School Holidays

Sep 23 - Oct 6

See what fun activities the whole family can enjoy for a memorable snow holiday.

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GROUP LESSONS

Improve your skills

Save when you buy a group ski or board lesson online and in advance. 

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Epic Australia Pass 2020

Hurry! Beat the price rise!

Ski and board year round in 4 countries from $849. Only $49 upfront!

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