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BACKCOUNTRY

Discover Mt Hotham's backcountry and chase the dream of carving turns through fresh, untracked snow without having to wait in a lift line.  Backcountry touring has all the advantages of fantastic alpine views, blissful wilderness without the hustle and bustle of village life, and the stimulating challenge of navigating away from the well travelled and groomed trails. 
 
It's essential that you have a solid understanding of what it takes to travel responsibly and safely in the backcountry before adventuring off-piste, so why not learn from the best and join a guided adventure with one of our trusted operators.

Backcountry Report

Check the latest update on the backcountry conditions from local expert Bill Barker

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INTRO TO BACKCOUNTRY SKILLS

Find your feet in Hotham's stunning back country areas, guided by Traverse Hotham's experts, who have an extensive knowledge of the back country honed by years of touring, guiding and adventuring worldwide.

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Backcountry Safety

Whether you're a seasoned professional or it's your first time hitting the slopes, it's as important to prepare yourself with information as it is to prepare your equipment.   Head to the backcountry safety page and read up before you head out!

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Mountain Safety Collective

Mountain Safety Collective (MSC) are a fantastic resource for winter backcountry recreationalists.  A not-for-profit organisation, the MSC offer a range of infor resources and facilities (such as the Avalance Training Centres) and include daily forecasts of alpine hazards, including weather, ice and avalanche.

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Avalanche Training Centre

Did you know that Mt Hotham is home to the first Avalance Training Centre in Australia? Practice your avalanche transceiver search skills either by yourself or with a group, before you head out backcountry! Located behind Lawlers Court, BYO avalanche transceiver and probe for testing. 

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2024 Epic Australia Pass

Pass prices rise TOMORROW!

Experience unlimited access to Hotham, Falls Creek and Perisher this season.

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Buy Early & Save up to 35%

On lift tickets

Buy online at least 7 days ahead to save. Book your winter trip!

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Hotham Accommodation

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Find the best rates and the best places to stay for your visit to the mountain.

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