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Question Nordic shelter in Hotham

Discussion in 'Hotham & Dinner Plain' started by ladycamper, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. ladycamper

    ladycamper One of Us

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    hi does Hotham have a xc shelter like Windy Corner at Falls Creek?
     
  2. stansi

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  3. Slush

    Slush Hard Yards

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    Not really - the layout is completely different at Hotham.
    The XC tracks either start at Big D and head down towards wire plain / Dinner plain, or at the Loch car park for Mt Loch and beyond (which is more backcountry than groomed XC trails once you get past the Orchard area).
    If you are driving up to ski Wire plain area, you'd probably find it best to park down there. If starting from within the resort, then there is the centre at Big D, or The General Store.
    There are a number of different places around Hotham Central to get out of the weather - but Hotham Central isn't anywhere useful for XC skiing - unless you intent to head out through the resort, or up over the summit to Loch.
    It seems that most XC types at Hotham tend to stay in the club lodges - and the XC trail passes all the club lodges. So you just ski straight out.

    Slush
     
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  4. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    not sure whether things have changed in the last 2 years, but in 2012 the xc shelter at wire plan was also the "office" for the snowplay business. It was much smaller than windy corner and did not have ski hire, cafe or showers. i think there was an intention to build a new xc shelter but nfi if it ever happened
     
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    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    There is also derricks hut which is a day shelter /destination for tourers
     
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  6. ladycamper

    ladycamper One of Us

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    Thanks its all good I'm up here today in Hotham.