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Introduction to Back Country 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.

What to expect

Are you ready for a tour that will change your relationship with Mt Hotham's wilder places?

On this tour, your day will be punctuated with breaks and education on how to plan your trip, read and negotiate varying terrain and changing conditions, backcountry safety and much more.

We'll also show you how to use your specialist gear as we ascend and descend the beautiful back country terrain of Hotham.


Minimum skill level requirement for our Intro to Backcountry Skills tour - strong intermediate skier or snowboarder within resort or above. You should be able to ski/board blue runs and some black, confidently link turns on varied terrain.

Medium level of fitness. You should be able to walk 5-10kms with a day pack. Any questions don’t hesitate to contact our lead guide.

You are required to bring your own touring skis or splitboard and skins plus an 'avi pack' with beacon, shovel and probe. We can recommend on-mountain hire should you require it.


From $275


Backcountry ski tour bookings must be made at least 48 hours in advance and will be confirmed manually to allow for adequate assessment of ability, equipment, weather/snow conditions and itinerary planning.

Scheduled tours may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather/snow conditions or inadequate numbers.