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UPDATE: Hotham will not reopen for Spring skiing and snowboarding

4 August 2020 - Vail Resorts today announced it will not reopen its lift operations at Falls Creek and Hotham for Spring skiing and snowboarding following the Victorian Government’s introduction of Stage 4 restrictions for Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions for regional Victoria, which will be in place for six weeks. This announcement follows the Company’s decision on 9 July to suspend operations until at least 19 August, in line with the re-introduction of Stage 3 restrictions for greater Melbourne and the closure of the NSW border. 

“We made the decision to close Hotham and Falls Creek in early July to support the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health of our employees, guests and community. It was certainly a difficult decision, which unfortunately has been reinforced by the worsening COVID-19 trends and the declaration of a State of Disaster in Victoria until 13 September,” said Pete Brulisauer, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Vail Resorts Australia. “We are disappointed to mark the end of the season this way and extend our gratitude to our teams and the businesses in the local community who all worked incredibly hard to open this winterWe also want to thank our loyal guests for their patience and understanding; we look forward to welcoming them back to our resorts for the 2021 season.”    

Perisher will remain open and is unaffected by this decision, operating in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions in NSW.

Guests who retained their 2020 Epic Australia Pass planning to ski and board late season at Hotham and Falls Creek, may apply for a refund under Epic Coverage by emailing claims@epicaustraliapass.com.au.

The more you ride, the more you save

With 320 hectares to discover, there are a mountain of reasons to consider a multi-day ticket. Be rewarded with deep discounts when you commit to more slope time, in advance. The multi-day ticket price is dependent on your intended start date and duration. 

In 2020, all multi-day tickets must be used consecutively and up to 5 day tickets are available. 

Lift tickets for children four years old and under are free but subject to availability. Please email tickets@hotham.com.au as soon as you have secured your other lift ticket dates online in order to make a booking.

Skip the queues

Hotham uses RFID-enabled Snow Pass cards to hold your lift tickets and lesson, providing easy access through chairlift gates. Buy online to save time on the mountain and skip the queues. Reload your existing Snow Pass online or you can pickup a new Snow Pass card at the Hotham ticket desk. 

Any lost, stolen or broken cards will incur a $5 replacement fee and prices throughout the website do not include the cost of a Snow Pass card.

Make sure you keep you Snow Pass card on the left for easy scanning at the gates and away from your mobile phone or credit cards.

The finer details

Please read our Terms and Conditions which apply to the use and supply of all lift tickets and passes and Snow Passes, including:

  • Your Snow Pass is for your use only - anyone caught loaning their Snow Pass to anyone other than the person named on the pass will have their pass revoked and lift pass cancelled
  • A Snow Pass card is an additional $5
  • In the event of loss or damage, a replacement Snow Pass will be issued at the cost of $5
  • Hotham requires photos of everyone purchasing a lift tickets online
  • Hotham requires photos of each year for those under 18 years of age
  • Purchase of a lift tickets assumes that you have read and understand and agree to the Terms and Conditions

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