2019 Victorian Backcountry Ski Festival at Mount Hotham

BSAR is providing three skillshares at the Backcountry Ski Festival at Mount Hotham this year on September 7 and 8.

The festival is a grassroots, volunteer run event which aims to provide a safe place for new skiers and riders to explore beyond the ski runs while also providing a gathering for the backcountry tribe.

The program now has 28 sessions on offer  covering everything from cross country and tele skiing, split boarding, alpine touring, to avalanche safety, snow shoeing and fat tyre bikes.  Most are free.

The BSAR skillshares are:


  • 9:30 to 12 noon – Introduction to the basics of ski mountaineering


  • 9:30 to 10:30 am – Survival skills in the snow (snow shelters, staying warm, making emergency call etc.)
  • 10:30 to 12 noon – Searching on snow on skis (simple search tasks, use of radios, search groups etc.)

We hope to see you there!