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Skiing at Mt Hotham

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About skiing at Mt Hotham

The foundations of Australia's highest alpine village were laid in 1925, when a stone cottage was built at Mt Hotham to cater to Victoria's burgeoning ski enthusiasts. Cross-country skiers had been making adventurous forays across the mountaintops since the 1880s, fashioning self-made skis by strapping timber planks to their boots.

Historic reports from the 1920s detail the arrival of skiing parties, the results of contests and meetings, the achievements of female skiing champions, tales of endurance in the elements and the mega snowfalls that made it all possible.

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Skiing on Mount Hotham, Gerard Wardell, 1937–38

Skiing at Mt Hotham

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