Victorian Backcountry Festival


Fri 30 Aug 2024 18:00 — Sun 01 Sep 2024 22:00
Mount Hotham

Event information

Registrations for this event are not yet open. Entries open at <b>Thu 01 Aug 2024 00:00</b>.

Save the date! Its always a great fun event and we have had a club group attend the last few years.  
Note: Signups will open closer to the event to organise a carpool for LUMC members. 

Victorian Backcountry Festival at Mt Hotham

Lodge accommodation on the mountain is an option Otherwise we will also be snowcamping at JB plain near Hotham. (Much cheaper)

Experience required:  Intermediate +

You need to have been overnight hiking before and have the required gear. 
This festival is aimed at people that have the backcountry snow bug and want to learn more and do short trips/cources with likemined individuals. 

Destination: Mt Hotham/JB Plain

Approx cost: ~$100 (if camping, more if accommodation) (Fuel ~$50-80 + ~$30 resort entry + gear hire (max $25 if hired from club) + food + festival entry

Gear The questions below will help the trip organiser work out who needs to hire what.  Skis/boots/poles ($15 for weekend). Other items capped at $25 if hired from club)


It is your responsibility to ensure you have the right gear. Trip leaders can answer questions you might have. If you dont have the right gear you may get left at uni and leaders might be unwilling to take you in the future.

Gear store will be open TBC before the trip

You need to have been overnight hiking before and have the required gear. Numbers will be limited by # leaders available, gear and cars


Additional notes due to current COVID19 Restrictions

See full list of current restrictions here

  • The club strongly reccomends you are up to date with Covid Vaccinations All participants shoud wash hands/equipment before and after use
  • Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms (e.g. excessive coughing, sore throat) or are a close contact can not join the trip.
  • Should anyone show any of the symptoms while in attendance, the trip will be cancelled immediately with an incident form filed to La Trobe Sport 
  • If you are unable to attend, you must immediately notify the trip organiser so your spot can be offered to someone else


** Club trips are for current LUMC members. You can sign up to membership here  If you can't find your username/password email for help**