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Mt Hotham Fly In Fly Out Backcountry Tours

$1,225.00$1,735.00

Price is per person, including return flight from Essendon or Barwon Heads, road transfers on mountain and full day guided backcountry tour.

Access Australia’s finest backcountry, and be back in time for dinner in Melbourne!

‘Hotham has long been regarded as the gateway to some amazing backcountry touring.  No matter what your ability or experience, there’s terrain for everyone’s fancy.  From rugged ridges, steep chutes or wide-open powder bowls, the backcountry surrounding the resort is vast and visually striking.’ – Drew Jolowicz

Choose from either Intro to Backcountry or Private Guided Tours depending on your groups skill level, or both if you’d prefer a multi-day experience.

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Description

Fly in fly out from Melbourne for an amazing day trip.

Itinerary

  • Depart Essendon/Barwon Airport 7:00am
  • Land at Mt Hotham Airport 8:00am
  • Shuttle bus to Mt Hotham Resort
  • Meet your highly trained backcountry guides from Hotham Snowsports
  • Depending on experience level of your group, either some pre-trip training or straight into exploring the winter wilderness
  • Return from tour around 3:30pm
  • Either go immediately to airport or stick around for some aprés tour refreshments
  • Arrive back at Essendon Airport 5-6pm

For 2020 season take advantage of the fact that no lift tickets are required – no need to wait for ticket releases!

 

Weather

Flying in the winter presents a higher than average likelihood that flights may be postponed or cancelled due to adverse weather. We are only going riding, it’s not mission critical flying so essentially we only go when the weather is fair. This works well with the backcountry as if the weather is no good for flying, it is unlikely to be the best for touring.

If the tour is postponed due weather we will all work together with Hotham Snowsports to re-book the next best date that suits all.

Your Pilot

This package has been put together by our Chief Pilot Anatole Mills who is an avid skier. After doing two seasons driving the airport shuttle in Chamonix and skiing at all other moments possible, it is time to combine the two things he loves most: flying and riding off-piste. Depending on group size he has also volunteered his hard-earned to make up numbers if required – such is his froth for the mountains!

Multi-day trips

Call Anatole on 0415 919 646 to organise multi-day trip. An excellent option for those new to backcountry as you can do the intro tour on the first day and explore even further afield on the second. Why not enjoy Hotham Resort for a few days and impress everyone with your newfound slash styles.

The Chieftain: Comfort & Convenience

For Mount Hotham flights we use the twin engine Piper Chieftain. Our aircraft is equipped with weather radar, air conditioning (not applicable for the snow trips hopefully) and is looked after by Piper specialists.

The Chieftain has special purpose wing lockers for oversize items such as skis and snowboards. Travel in comfort, speed and style to the snow and back.

 

Barwon Heads Airport

Barwon Heads Airport, Barwon Heads Road, Connewarre, Victoria, Australia

ESSENDON AIRPORT

Essendon Airport (MEB), English Street, Essendon Fields VIC, Australia