Calendar of events
29 June Fireworks at Hotham Watch as the winter night ski lights up during the highest fireworks display in Australia. Fireworks shows are held at Hotham’s Summit Ski Run. Best viewing from near the Summit Trainer or across the road near Zirky’s and Hotham Central.
29 June - 5 July Hotham Snowboarders Inc School Holiday Program 1
The school holiday programs are designed to develop all round freestyle race and mountain snowboarding skills. Riders will have the opportunity to compete in the Australian Junior Series, Victorian Interschools, Interschool Nationals, the A la Carte in the Park Series, Hotham SBX Festival and more. Cost: $795
3 July Harry the Snowdragon’s Birthday Head on down to the Big D to celebrate Harry the Snowdragon’s birthday. There will be a FREE live show, party games and a birthday cake.
6 July Bread and Butters Rail Jam To welcome the snow and the opening of the Basin Rail Park, Hotham is hosting a rail jam to get you into full swing for the A la Carte in the Park series set to launch this season. Pre- registration at Boardbox or Guest Services in Hotham Central.
6 July - 12 July Hotham Snowboarders Inc. School Holiday Program 2 The school holiday programs are designed to develop all round freestyle race and mountain snowboarding skills. Riders will have the opportunity to compete in the Australian Junior Series, Victorian Interschools, Interschool Nationals, the A la Carte in the Park Series, Hotham SBX Festival and more. Cost: $795
8 July - 13 July Park Rangers Squad The chance for 7-14 year olds to benefit from 6 hours instruction each day focused on Hotham’s natural terrain. Spend time in the park and on the bumps. Includes two video sessions and lunch for $811 (lift ticket additional). Open to advanced skiers and riders.
13 July Cheese and Crackered Rail Jam Hotham’s park crew are gearing up for the second entree to our A la Carte in the Park Series for 2013 with the Cheese & Crackered Rail Jam! Come and watch as the crew show off their skills. If you’re keen to join in, register at Boardbox or Guest Services in Hotham Central.
13 July - 14 July Cruz the Blues and Conquer the Blacks Spend the July school holidays exploring the mountain with our Cruz the Blues passport event. Take on the mountain over three select weekends. Get your passport stamped at the checkpoints and go in the running to win a multitude of weekly prizes plus a grand prize giveaway at the end. Open to all ages, this program is a fun way for groups and families to discover what Hotham Alpine Resort has to offer - and win! See www.hotham. com.au/passport for the latest updates.
17 July - 18 July Tassie Interschools Competition heats up again with the Tasmanian schools competing against each other on Hotham’s tough terrain. The Tassie Interschools championships take place over two days, with each school battling it out to prove they are the best on the slopes.
20 July - 21 July Merlin’s Magic Wand Fundraiser Help raise money by donating a small amount to Merlin’s Magic Wand - providing magical experiences to ill, disabled, or disadvantaged children. www.merlinsmagicwand.org.
20 July - 21 July SkiMag Demo Weekend Try before you buy this weekend at the SkiMag Demo Weekend. Major brands will be available to trial at the top of the Village Chair. Register to test the latest models for two days and receive a goodie bag and subscription to the SkiMag.
20 July - 21 July Victorian Biathlon Championships Check out the Victorian Biathlon Championships at the Whiskey Flat Biathlon Range this weekend. Contestants ranging in age from 12 to 60+ will compete in a sprint event on Saturday and a mass start event on Sunday to reveal the 2013 Victorian biathlon champions! $20 for participants and free for spectators.
26 July - 2 August Frosty Fruits Gay Ski Week Hotham hosts the Frosty Fruits Ski Trip with plenty of groomed fun both on and off the slopes. New in 2013 are short stay and long stay options. Enjoy a quick visit from 25 July - 28 July or make the most of it and stay for the week from 26 July - 2 August.
27 July Pea Brain Soup Big Air Held at the Big D colosseum, Pea Brain Soup Big Air gives contestants from around Australia the chance to get together and wow the crowd with big air and impressive jumps. Part of the A la Carte in the Park Series, this event is one not to be missed!
29 July - 2 August FIS ANC - Giant Slalom Hotham will again be hosting two international Giant Slalom races on the famous Snake Gully showcasing the highest level of Alpine Ski Racing in the Southern Hemisphere. Come and cheer on our nation’s top Alpine racers. Olympians and National Team athletes from 18 countries will compete to improve their world ranking and for the title of ANC Champion.
29 July - 2 August RAAF Games See the Navy, Army and RAAF battle it out on the slopes for on-snow supremacy in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Snowboard Cross disciplines.
29 July - 2 August Women’s Week (ski and snowboard) Fine tune your technique at the 2013 Ocean Spray Women’s Week from 29 July - 2 August. 5 day and 3 day options available. Ski or snowboard with like minded ladies and receive tips from our best female instructors. Optional sessions on women’s equipment, ski alignment and tuning, Pilates, plus a massage at the White Spa.