The hashtag for the festival is #VICbackcountryfestival

2020 festival

First media release (May 2020)

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2019 festival

Media releases on the festival.

First announcement (February 2019)

Second backcountry festival to hit Hotham this September (July 2019)

Media stories on the festival.

Victorian backcountry festival program update. MountainWatch. July 2019. Story here.

Backcountry ski and board festival returns to Hotham. May 2019. Miss Snow It All. Story Here.

Victorian backcountry festival moves to Hotham for 2019. MountainWatch. Feb 2019. Story here.

Outdoor magazine July 2019

[ABOVE: Outdoor magazine, July 2019]

2018 festival

Media releases on the festival.

First announcement (May 2018)

Film festival announcement (June 2018)

One month til the inaugural backcountry festival (August 2018)


Media stories on the festival.

‘Out and About’ magazine for north east VIC (Spring edition)

Falls Creek and Mt Beauty ‘This Week’ News. (August 24, 2018)


Wild Melbourne (August 2018)

The Big Outside is waiting

Snow Action (August 2018)

First Australian backcountry festival coming to Falls Creek.

Alpine News (July 2018)

Australian backcountry festival.

Mt Hotham Falls Creek News. (August 2018)

Backcountry festival is coming to Falls Creek.

Mtn Watch story JulyMountainWatch (July 2018)

Victorian backcountry festival. All you need to know.


Snow action JulySnowaction magazine (July 2018)

Piece on the festival from the July edition.

Bogong (June 2018)

Victorian Backcountry Festival Organiser: An Interview with Cam Walker

Snows best website. (June 2018).

Winter Olympian Katya Crema to open Australian Backcountry Film Festival


adventure magExplore Adventure Outdoor magazine (May – June 2018) did a great piece on the festival.

Miss Snow it All (April 2018). Backcountry skiing and splitboarding festival launches in Australia.




wild mag story

Wild magazine (Feb 2018). Victoria to hold inaugural backcountry festival this September.