Big calendar of events at resorts Hot line-up for snow entertainment
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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