A Ski Trip
If you knew me, you would realize I was born with two left feet. But for whatever reason this didn’t stop us traveling to one of Melbournes ski detinations Mt. Hotham. (I realize the concept of snow in Australia is a bit strange, but believe me you can find it!)
We caught the last good weekend of snow in early September and tripped up the nearly 400km journey into the hills. It was a longish drive, but wow was it worth it. I had never been to a snow resort before, so everything was extra exciting. And that view Although there was some bush fire damage, things were regrowing slowly.
We stayed in a chalet for 8 people, sharing with 6 other friends. It was great as we could all sit around a warm fire and play card games and drink the night away. Mt. Hotham makes it easy for you to enjoy yourself. The bars are not too expensive, we just chose to self-cater this time around to save some money.
We took a beginners ski lesson, which was around 150$ for hire equipment, lessons and lift pass for 24 hours which was enough for a newbie like me. Although i was probably the worst skier in the class (i fell over alot on the hills) it was much easier second time around.
Skiing newbie essentials:
Snow chains in the car for certain times of the year, which can be rented from most ski shops.
Sunglasses as the sun is very strong
Walking boots or water resistant clothing (jeans are not good)
Beer if you have it 😉