Get out and about on local mountains
WHILE the snow season is winding down, there are still events to enjoy on our local mountains. Throughout this weekend, you can take in a photography exhibition by David Rosendale, encompassing a 12 month photographic study of seasonal change and environment at Falls Creek. The exhibition is being held at QT Falls Creek. This Saturday you can check out the last leg in the Falls Freestyle Series, which will be contested on the medium line at Panorama Terrain Park. At Mt Hotham, Chicks With Stix will take place throughout this weekend, which is a grassroots level weekend which gets women together to learn new snowsport tricks and make new friends. Hotham Hero Pass Holders can attend the mountain’s Hero Pass Appreciation Day this Saturday to receive some complimentary treats. Saturday will also see Retro Day at Mt Hotham, where participants are encouraged to dress up in their most outrageous and colourful ski gear and enjoy a day of celebration, topped off by fireworks and an after party. This weekend also sees the action of the Hotham Junior Freeride event at Mt Hotham. Over at Mt Buller, the mountain is hosting the 2018 Mt Buller Wild West Adventure Race this Saturday, with pairs racing to 10 secret checkpoints to be in running for cash and prizes. For more information on entering this race, see the Mt Buller website below. At Mt Buffalo, while snow cover is beginning to thin out, conditions remain great for tobogganing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing or simple snow play. Whatever mountain you’re visiting, keep an eye on snow cams and ski reports, or ask at your local ski hire business or tourism information centre to find out current snow levels, snow chain fitting advice, and weather at resorts around the area.
◆ GLORIOUS DAY: Some skiers enjoying time on mountain at Falls Creek recently.