Getting to the festival

“There’s a total disconnect between our sport and what’s happening with climate change. We know it’s a high impact sport. From a karma perspective, the ski industry should be at the fore of the fight against global warming.”

  • Jamie Shectman, Mountain Riders Association.

One way of reducing our carbon footprint is to car pool or catch a bus. Hopefully this page will help you connect with others in your area to share rides to the festival.

(Mt Hotham charges an entry fee for cars, so ride sharing also helps you keep your costs down).


I’m having trouble with this page and you can’t leave a comment at present. So please email me a short blurb , briefly stating whether you need or can offer a ride, what day you’re leaving (and where from) and when you’re heading home, plus your contact details and I will post it below. Eg

RIDE OFFERED, MELBOURNE (from northern suburbs). Leaving Friday arvo, returning Sunday. Room for 2 people. Steve 0400000000.

Please send to this email address. If you sort a ride, you’re welcome to email me and I will remove your post so you don’t get multiple calls.

We will leave it to you to sort out details on cost sharing, etc for your trip.

Even better – take the bus!

There is a ride sharing facebook group for Mt Hotham called Carpool to Falls Creek and Mt Hotham.

There are a couple of options to get public transport to Hotham.

A main PT connection is from Melbourne. The longer but cheaper option is train to Wangaratta, then get the VLine bus to Bright, then the Omeo to Bright Alps link bus. Timetable available here. And check here for the Omeo to Bright Alps Link.

The quicker option is to catch the Snowball Express, which leaves from Southern Cross Station, then goes via Tullamarine airport to Hotham and Dinner Plain. Costs and timetable here.

Snowball Express also offers a ‘Park and Ride’ option, where you can leave your car in Harrietville and catch the bus up the mountain. Details here.

Extra info on buses available here.



Travelling from Canberra to Bright. Leaving Canberra lunchtime friday. Share fuel and parking, Contact Taya on 0423 589 662

Carpooling one way or both offered from Melbourne. Leaving Balwyn around 2-3PM ‘ish on the Friday. Could do a close’ish pick-up/drop-off. Returning either Tuesday around 5PM or preferably early afternoon Wednesday after a morning tour. I have space for three adults if interested? Drive and cost share. Please email David at