Bred in South Gippsland in rural Victoria, Tristan has had strong country values ingrained in him. This is the Second Edition of the Mount Feathertop and Hotham environs ski and mountaineering guide. It is snow skiing, however, that Tristan is most passionate about, with mount Feathertop acting as his playground as he honed his skills in the mountains. - … You can Ski from the road, to the Ski lift and back home after, making it very convenient. Day 1: Mount Hotham to Federation Hut (13km, 5 hours) The track starts opposite the A-framed Diamantina Hut on the Great Alpine Road a couple of kilometers west of Mount Hotham ski village. Falls Creek had four lodges with many more planned. It’s all here from the big lines on Feathertop to the esoteric wanderings of our ski ancestors dating back to the 1900’s. It is linked to the nearby Mt Hotham ski resort by The Razorback, a high narrow ridge, but otherwise surrounded by steep slopes which continue right to the summit. But pick the weekend carefully as the broad summit ridge is ultra exposed to the worst weather in the country and unlike Feathertop, you will often find hordes of skiers and boarders there, as Mt Bogong is well laid out for that sort of thing. It is located just 150 feet from the side of the 'Falls Express' chair elevator which provides easy access to the Ski School and other elevators. Feathertop Alpine Lodge is located in Falls Creek and offers a convenient ski-in, ski-out location on the mountain. Feathertop is hands down the most spectacular alpine peak in Victoria, part of the ‘could be anywhere awesome’ backdrop to Mt Hotham, aka Australia’s Powder Capital. • Side A) Photo -Topos: Feathertop / Razorback / Mount Loch and Machinery Spur So it’s no surprise it delivers plenty of the best back country lines in Victoria, and Australia. Went to Feathertop Alpine Lodge with the family. Mount Feathertop is a great walk in summer, in fact one of my first overnight walks. The Mount Feathertop - Bungalow Spur hike summits Mt Feathertop, the second highest mountain in Victoria and one of the most picturesque peaks in the state. Tristan loves the outdoors, embracing a passion for surfing and mountain bike riding. The new staff are fantastic and the restaurant is lovely and cosy! Fill out the trip intentions book and follow the clear track north along the ridge of the Razorback towards Mount Feathertop, which rises in the distance. Stoney Top Track, which approaches Mount Feathertop along what is the northern extension of The Mount Feathertop is the second-highest mountain in the Australian state of Victoria and is a member of the Australian Alps located entirely within the Alpine National Park.It rises to 1,922 metres (6,306 ft) and is usually covered in snow from June to September. Conquer Victoria’s second highest peak, Mount Feathertop, ski the slopes of Mount Hotham or mountain bike between Dinner Plain and Hotham along the Brabralung Trail. For this price point Feathertop does an exceptional job and the location is beautiful. Unlike many other Victorian mountains, Mount Feathertop has steep summit slopes instead of a rounded summit dome. From panorama-prone hikes across wildflower draped ridgelines to cross-country ski trails through twisted snowgums and fresh mountain air, Bright, Feathertop and Dinner Plain has it all. Mt Feathertop was the second ski destination to disappear from the awareness of skiers. However, when the aim came to ski Feathertop, after a number of trips up the Bungalow Spur I deemed the amount of walking would eat too much into a weekend! Loved our stay here! By 1950 there were two dozen lodges either built or under construction at Buller while Hotham had five lodges, two ski huts and another lodge nearby at Mt St Bernard. Yeah, Mt Bogong via Eskdale and Staircase is definitely something everyone should do.