Festival partners

The festival is a volunteer run grassroots gathering for the backcountry community.

The festival is being co-ordinated by Cam Walker, with the support of a range of groups, individuals and businesses.

Big thanks to the following for their support in logistics and planning:

  • Simon Murray – design
  • Chris Hocking – images
  • Sam and Glenn at Hotham lift company
  • Mount Hotham Resort Management Board (MHRMB) staff, especially Adam Galvin
  • the Mountain Sports Collective team
  • Marty at The Bird
  • Bennett at The Snowline
  • The General – for hosting us
  • Mark at Blizzard Brewery
  • Bill Barker, head of Hotham ski patrol
  • everyone who has offered to lead a tour, skillshare or workshop, inluding: Amine Yasmine, Cari AhSam, Daniel Sherwin, Dave Herring, Drew Jolowicz, Glen Clarke, John Banks, Kelly van den Berg, Lisse Dunser, Louie Dalzell, Luka Panik, Luke Riddle, Narelle Watters, Peter Campbell, Peter Mart, Peter Robinson, Pieta Herring, Richard Hocking, Rolf Schonfeld, Steve Curtain
  • everyone involved in the speakers program: Ash Peplow Ball, Bill Barker, Buff Farnell, Georgina Boardman, Lisse Dunser, Katya Creme, Kelly Kavanagh, Kelly van den Berg, Mark Frost, Melissa Clarke, Michael Bajada, Mia Walker, Ted Suurkivi
  • all the snow and outdoor media who have promoted the festival

If you’d like to get involved, offer a clinic, a workshop or talk, or become a partner please get in touch. cam.walker@foe.org.au

Partners – 2019 backcountry festival

Alpine Access Australia – avalanche skills training (website)


Bembooka Lodge, Mt Hotham (website)

Blizzard Brewing (website)

Bush Search and Rescue Victoria (website)

Crepe Collective (website)

Friends of the Earth Melbourne (website)

Lets Split (website)

Melbourne Nordic Ski Club (website)

Mountain Sports Collective (website)

Mountain Journal (website)

Mount Hotham Skiing Company (website)

Protect Our Winters (facebook page)

The General (website)

Traverse Hotham (website)

(This list will be updated as new partners come on board)


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