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Mount Hotham re-opens and encourages visitors
Mount Hotham is encouraging people to visit following the re-opening of the resort's trails after the recent bushfires and the disruption caused to traditional summer activities in Victoria’s High Country.
Bronwen Young, Senior Manager Guest Attraction at Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (MHARMB) notes “we did have to close temporarily to ensure the safety of visitors and residents, but we are open to the public again and encourage people to consider a short break in the region.”
Due to a bit of luck and a lot of preparation by emergency services and locals, Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain remain unscathed by the fires.
Young added “we extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the local CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria staff who worked closely with the CFA and Melbourne Fire Brigade Strike Team on the front line of these fires, our local firefighters and staff, Mount Hotham Skiing Company, the Australian Defence Force and Victoria Police for deploying additional resources into the area to help maintain safety, and all the family and friends who support these wonderful people for their tireless efforts in protecting our amazing alpine environment.
“Their commitment and passion for our beautiful location is appreciated beyond measure. Thanks also to the incredible team at The General at Mt Hotham who stayed to keep the firefighting team fed and refreshed.”
All walking tracks and trails within the resort are open, though there is no access to the Alpine National Park, which remains closed. Mt Hotham’s free guided bushwalks will recommence in March and are a great way to appreciate the local history and unique alpine ecosystem on the mountain.
MHARMB encourages all Victorians to support regional businesses over the coming months and years by booking a local holiday and enjoying all that the north east region and Gippsland have to offer.
Mount Hotham also note that anyone intending to visit the region is advised to check the Vic Emergency and EPA Air Watch sites for the latest information, as there is still fire activity in the area and smoke may cause health issues. Conditions can change rapidly and visitors should be vigilant.
For more information on Mount Hotham go to www.mthotham.com.au
Image courtesy of Mt Hotham
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