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Hotham believes that people of all abilities can and should enjoy the thrill of snowsports and we are proud to partner with Disabled Wintersport Australia (DWA) to provide adaptive snowsports programs at Hotham.
Established in 1978, DWA is the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) body responsible for Adaptive Winter Sport in Australia, and every year assists thousands of individuals with disabilities to participate in winter sports.
DWA members range from recreational skiers to Australia’s Winter Paralympians. Membership with the organisation entitles members to concessions on lift tickets and private lessons at all ski resorts in Australia.
Becoming a DWA member provides you with access to the below services at Hotham:
For more information about DWA please contact DWA directly at www.disabledwintersport.com.au or call 1300 265 730.
The Epic Australia Adaptive Pass provides unlimited, unrestricted access to Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher for the 2023 Australian snow season. As well as access to the best resorts in North America for the 2023/24 Northern Hemisphere season.
All Disabled Wintersport Australia members and Companion Card holders are eligible for the Epic Australia Adaptive pass and will be automatically verified after providing documentation. All other requests will be assessed on an individual basis.
DWA and Companion Card Holders receive 50% discount off the applicable rate at the time of purchase for lift tickets, skitube and private lessons.
Guides/Companions receive 50% off regular full day pricing.
Please follow these steps to purchase your discounted lift tickets online
Hotham Ski & Ride School has instructors trained to provide adaptive snowsports lessons to people of all abilities. Their friendly, enthusiastic, and experienced instructors can help you advance and develop your adaptive skiing/riding skills and make your visit to Hotham even more enjoyable.
At Hotham we offer 50% off private lessons for guests who are Epic Australia Adaptive Pass holders, DWA members, or Companion Card holders.
To book an adaptative private lesson please contact us in advance so that we can discuss your specific requirements and capabilities with our Ski & Ride School.
DWA provides specialist adaptive winter sport equipment at Mt Hotham for DWA members. The types of equipment provided is based on expected use, and we continually reassess the equipment mix to ensure maximum availability.
Adaptive equipment can be requested by DWA members by visiting DWA's website and completing the online Equipment Request form.
DWA has a growing number of volunteer guides local to Hotham, who have been trained by DWA to assist members with on-snow activities. DWA volunteer guides assist DWA members to ski or ride with friends and family, making a snow trip a truly shared alpine experience. Some examples of on-snow support include:
DWA members can request a volunteer DWA guide by heading to DWA's website and completing the online Guide Request form.
While DWA make every effort to fulfil guide requests, they rely on members providing reasonable notice (via a Guide Request) to maximise the likelihood of a guide being available. We recommend providing 1-2 weeks’ notice.
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