Big cal­en­dar of events at re­sorts Hot line-up for snow en­ter­tain­ment

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THE 2014 snow sea­son will see Aus­tralia’s hottest acts per­form at Mt Hotham and Falls Creek.

The all-Aussie line-up will play at venues across both moun­tains, giv­ing guests the chance to catch award-win­ning talent af­ter an ac­tive day in the snow.

The star stud­ded line-up in­cludes the likes of hip hop acts Bliss N Eso and Illy, elec­tronic groups Sneaky Sound Sys­tem and Pek­ing Duk, rock bands Stone­field and Kingswood, singer song­writer Pete Mur­ray and many more first rate DJs.

All suc­cess­ful mu­si­cians in their own right, Bliss N Eso are a multi-award win­ning hip hop group, with an in­ter­na­tional fan base hav­ing played at the revered SXSW mu­sic con­fer­ence in Austin, Texas, for two con­sec­u­tive years.

“We are stoked to fi­nally be head­ing back to the moun­tains this sea­son af­ter a few years off,” Bliss N Eso’s MC Bliss said.

“We can’t wait to play shows for all the crew across Falls Creek and Hotham as well as get­ting out on the runs for some ski­ing and board­ing.”

Singer-song­writer, Pete Mur­ray with his care­fully crafted songs and husky voice, has seen his first three al­bums reached num­ber one on the Aus­tralian mu­sic charts.

Mt Hotham Ski­ing Com­pany gen­eral man­ager Belinda Trembath said in­ter­na­tion­ally-renowned Sneaky Sound Sys­tem was guar­an­teed to draw a crowd with their sig­na­ture elec­tronic beats.

“We are thrilled to have so many great Aus­tralian mu­si­cians per­form­ing at both Hotham and Falls Creek this sea­son,” she said.

“As well as fun on and off moun­tain ac­tiv­i­ties avail­able dur­ing the day, guests now have the chance to see pre­mium live shows in the evenings, con­ve­niently lo­cated just min­utes from the slopes.”

As well as af­ford­able gigs hap­pen­ing through­out the sea­son, Hotham and Falls Creek have a huge range of restaurants, bars and spas for all your après-ski needs.

All live acts are for adults 18 years and over and will be held at Swindlers at Hotham and The Man or Fry­ing Pan Inn at Falls Creek. Thurs­day, 26 June: Illy Thurs­day, 3 July: Bass Kleph Thurs­day, 10 July: Glass Tow­ers Thurs­day, 17 July: Golden Era Records Block Party feat FUNKOARS, Briggs, Vents and k21 Thurs­day, 24 July: Sneaky Sound Sys­tem Thurs­day, 31 July: Pek­ing Duk Thurs­day, 7 Au­gust: Bliss N Eso Thurs­day, 14 Au­gust: Thun­da­men­tals sup­ported by Remi

Thurs­day, 21 Au­gust: Stone­field sup­ported by White Sum­mer Thurs­day, 28 Au­gust: Pete Mur­ray Thurs­day, 4 Septem­ber: Kingswood sup­ported by My Echo

Please note: All events will be held at Swindlers, Mount Hotham Fri­day, 11 July: Glass Tower, The Man Ho­tel Mon­day, 14 July: Funkoars, The Man Ho­tel Wed­nes­day, 16 July: Joelis­tics, Fry­ing Pan Inn Fri­day, 18 July: Briggs & Vents, The Man Ho­tel Fri­day, 1 Au­gust: Illy, The Man Ho­tel Wed­nes­day, 13 Au­gust: Bliss N Eso, The Man Ho­tel Mon­day, 25 Au­gust: Pete Mur­ray, The Man Ho­tel Satur­day, 13 Septem­ber: One of Them Nights, Some Blonde DJ, The Man Ho­tel

Harry the Snow­dragon’s Birth­day Party. Come and cel­e­brate Harry’s birth­day at the Big D with his FREE live show, party games and birth­day cake in­side the Big D, from 4.30pm - 6pm. Bass Kleph live at Swindlers from 9pm. Tick­ets on sale now. ALCP Bread and But­ters Rail Jam. This launches the park se­ries. Call 5759 4456 for de­tails.

Aus­tralian Biathlon - Paul Fam­ily Weekend. This is named af­ter the late Colin and Alice Paul, two founders of biathlon in Aus­tralia. In keep­ing with their mem­ory, this weekend aims to wel­come all com­ers to take part in var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing the cu­ri­ously-named Pony Ex­press Re­lay. Cost: $20 per en­ter­tain­ment-filled day or $30 for both days. Call Greg Paul on 0448 369 255.

Snow­board Demo Days. Try be­fore you buy and test ride the lat­est snow­boards from Quick­sil­ver, Roxy, DC, LIB TECH, GNU, Ni­tro and Capita. All brands are avail­able at the Board Box too, so come and say hello to the team, test ride the lat­est boards and en­joy the snow. Glass Tow­ers LIVE at Swindlers. “School Dual” Dual Slalom.

SK­Imag Demo Days. Try out the lat­est skis for 2014 (and some 2015 mod­els). The SK­Imag and Aus­tralia’s leading ski brands are run­ning Demo Days at Hotham.

Golden Era Records Block Party. Head to Swindlers and en­joy the Golden Era Records Block Party feat FUNKOARS, Briggs, Vents, k21.

Aus­tralian Biathlon - Vic­to­rian Cham­pi­onships Sprint. The Aus­tralian Biathlon Cham­pi­onships are the sec­ond of the two se­lec­tion week­ends for the Aus­tralian Biathlon. Book­ings close seven days be­fore­hand; cost for par­tic­i­pants $30 all ex­cept U15 and younger ($20). 8am start.

Hotham In­ter­schools Chal­lenge. Race your school mates at one of the Mer­lin Magic Wand Fundraiser - July 19 Dual head to head rac­ing; July 20 - Rider X. All events are open to all stu­dents in all grade lev­els. Suit­able for all abil­i­ties and all are Ski and Snow­board Events. A Great Race Ex­pe­ri­ence. Con­tact Events@hotham.com.au or 57594456 for more in­for­ma­tion.

Aus­tralian Biathlon - Vic­to­rian Cham­pi­onships Mass Start. The Vic­to­rian Cham­pi­onships are the first of two Se­lec­tion Week­ends for Aus­tralian Biathlon.Book­ings close seven days be­fore­hand; cost for par­tic­i­pants $30 all ex­cept U15 and younger ($20). 8am start

Sneaky Soundsys­tem. Come and see Sneaky Soundsys­tem LIVE at Swindlers. For the sec­ond year in a row the guys will per­form a show at Vic­to­rias high­est Alpine Re­sort.

ALCP Cheese and Crack­ered Rail Jam. Get ready for the sec­ond course of the Ala Carte in the Park se­ries. De­signed as a “grass roots” path­way for both skiers and snow­baorders the ALCP events are open to skiers and snow­board­ers of all abil­i­ties. The Cheese and Crack­ered Rail Jam is your sec­ond chance to show off your skills in the Basin Rail Park. To reg­is­ter visit the Events Desk Hotham Cen­tral (next to the main Tick­ets counter) or email events@hotham.com.au

Women’s Week (Ski and Board) pre­sented by Health.com.au. Fine tune your tech­nique at the 2014 Women’s Week from July 28 – Au­gust 1. Five-day and three-day (July 28-30) 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.

FIS ANC Skier-X. Come and en­joy the spec­tac­u­lar ac­tion of some of the world’s best! Cheer on your favourite Olympians as they bat­tle it out in train­ing on Wed­nes­day, July 30, fol­lowed by two days of rac­ing against other lo­cals and in­ter­na­tion­als in the 2014 FIS ANC Ski-X cham­pi­onships. Lo­ca­tion: Hotham’s Rider-Cross course. Aus­tralian Biathlon - Vic­to­rian Cham­pi­onships In­di­vid­ual. 8am start Retro Day for Ski Pa­trol/Med­i­cal Cen­tre. Dig out your best retro ski suit and don the neon col­ors for Retro Day! Please do­nate a small amount to help our ded­i­cated Ski Pa­trol and on­moun­tain Med­i­cal Cen­tre. Aus­tralian Biathlon - Vic­to­rian Cham­pi­onships Sprint. 8am start

RAAF Games. Navy; Army and RAAF bat­tle it out in Slalom, Gi­ant Slalom and Snow­board Cross dis­ci­plines.

ALCP Hot-Ham Banked Slalom. This snow­board only event is set to chal­lenge rid­ers as they race against the clock down Gun Bar­rel for the best time. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion will be at the Hotham Events Desk on the Hotham Cen­tral tick­ets counter or via events@hotham.com.au. ALCP Hotham Ham­mer Bumps Mogul Event Mum’s the Word Rail Jam. This is a well-loved event that brings a whole bunch of prizes, free­bies and good times to the Basin Rail Park and Swindlers.

Salomon and Atomic Demo Days. Try out the lat­est skis for 2014. The teams from Salomon and Atomic are run­ning Demo Days at Hotham. Come and say hello, test the lat­est gear and join the team af­ter­wards at Zirky’s Pre­mium Equip­ment Hire for a drink and ask any ques­tions about spe­cific skis you might have. If you buy a pair of skis that day, you also get a free ski-bag.

Au­gust 9-10: Sled Dog Chal­lenge. Lo­cated in the pic­turesque vil­lage of Din­ner Plain, 350 sled dogs will race for the top prize in the Ad­vance Sled Dog Chal­lenge.

Snowracer Se­ries. This is the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for schools, teams or in­di­vid­u­als to gain valu­able race ex­pe­ri­ence in a fun and safe com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment.

Ros­sig­nol Chil­dren’s Cup. This pro­vides chil­dren of all ages the chance to gain ex­pe­ri­ence on a race course in a fun re­laxed en­vi­ron­ment.

Cranky Char­lie’s Cup. This Falls Creek clas­sic pro­vides par­ents and young adults alike the op­por­tu­nity to step into the spot­light and tack NASTAR Race­course. King of the Moun­tain

Mim Soder­gren Women’s Ski Pro­gram. Hand-picked women in­struc­tors give women the chance to im­prove their skills and over­come their fears in a com­fort­able and car­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Falls Creek Sled Dog Clas­sic. The an­nual sled dog clas­sic at Falls Creek with teams rac­ing through the alps and un­der lights in the vil­lage.

Aus­tralian Sec­ondary Schools Snows­ports Team Cham­pi­onships (ASSSTC). A unique com­pe­ti­tion for sec­ondary schools to per­form in a team en­vi­ron­ment with skills in the var­i­ous dis­ci­plines of alpine ski­ing, cross coun­try ski­ing and snow­board­ing.

Hop­pet Night Sprints. Watch the world’s best cross coun­try racers com­pete head-to­head in the Vil­lage Bowl, start­ing at 7pm.

Mim Soder­gren Women’s Pro­gram. Hand-picked women in­struc­tors give women the chance to im­prove their skills and over­come their fears in a com­fort­able and car­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

Aus­tralian Chil­dren’s Cham­pi­onships. The 2014 Na­tional Chil­dren’s Se­ries Vic­to­rian Cham­pi­onships will re­turn to Falls Creek from Au­gust 23-25.

Kan­ga­roo Hop­pet. Aus­tralia’s pre­mier long dis­tance cross coun­try ski­ing race, at­tract­ing the best com­peti­tors from Aus­tralia and around the world.

OAR­SOME HIP HOP: Ade­laide hip hop act Funkoars will be at Falls Creek on July 14 and will head­line the Golden Era Records Block Party at Mt Hotham on July 17. July 3: July 5: July 5-6: July 5-6: July 10: July 12: Jul 12-13: July 17: July 19: July...

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