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Mt. Hotham, Australia 8th Sept.

post #1 of 7
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It's a late report but anyway...

We road tripped down to Mt Hotham back on the 7th and 8th of September. Hotham is in the Victorian Alps and is known as Australia's powder capital and home to Australia's best inbound steep skiing.

Unfortunately it hadn't snowed properly for about 5 weeks when we arrived. Most of the area was closed, including the steeps

But I got out there and made the most of the very spring-like conditions.

This is Mt Feathertop, Victoria's 2nd highest peak (but arguably the most impressive)

It was my first trip to Hotham and I can't wait to go back next year when, hopefully, the snow is better and the mountain is fully open.
post #2 of 7
Really nice looking terrain. I've never heard of it before and was beginning to think Threadbo was the only mound on the continent.
post #3 of 7
Here a some pics from this year at Hotham
I work there it is a great mountain with ... interesting ... conditions
post #4 of 7
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My first impression was that it's a hell of a ski hill.

All of the 'base' facilities are at the top of the hill and you ski down to the chairlifts. That was a little odd.

Everywhere you look and everywhere you go, there are steeps. Thredbo is considered a good skiers hill but Hotham has some much harder terrain. Unfortunately I couldn't ski areas like Mary's Slide, the Chute or Spargos, but I got a good look at them from Heavenly Valley and geez they look nice.
post #5 of 7
Glad you think so

You should come back sometime and get into Mary's some very interesting terrain

They are short (by european/Nth Amer standards) but steep

post #6 of 7
very nice
post #7 of 7
Hey those are really sweet pics! I love seeing trip reports from international destinations. Keep them coming everybody!
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