Snowmaking expansion at Hotham
MORE than $4.4 million has been invested into expanding snowmaking coverage at Hotham for season 2016 and beyond. The expanded snowmaking will cover more trails on Heavenly Valley, which comprises the great intermediate terrain serviced by the Roadrunner lift, and the beginner terrain in the Summit area. The snowmaking expansion will increase the production area from 25 hectares to 33 hectares, with 100 Techno-Alpin fan guns covering the resort.
Hotham is also happy to announce that kids’ pricing will be extended to those under 18 years. Children’s pricing was previously up to 15 years with an additional youth age price category for those 15 to 18 years, which has now been removed. This means older kids can continue to ski at kids’ prices until they are 18 years old. Kids’ pricing applies to lift passes and rentals from Hotham Sports and Falls Creek Sports.
The mountain renowned for their steep terrain also has some pretty impressive deals and classes on this year and first to take note of is the ‘Friday afternoon club’. A weekly two hour ski and snowboard improvement session for women which is designed for intermediate and above skiers and snowboarders.
Buying online will save guests to Hotham up to 15 per cent. Simply purchase lift passes more than 14 days in advance to receive this great saving.
Hotham is also making it easier for guests to access untracked powder with their ‘Snow Kat’. The eight seater snow kat will take guests up to Golden Point from the top of Spargos, meaning that out of reach powder will now be that little bit closer and this service will be free with any valid lift pass.
Another great FREE addition with any valid lift pass is ‘First Tracks’. Skiers and snowboarders can get first tracks on the mountain after a snowfall when Heavenly Valley chairlift opens at 7.30am, Wednesday to Sunday during winter.
GUNS BLAZING: More than $4 million has been invested in snowmaking at Hotham for 2016.