Due to the new COVID-19 restrictions, we are sad to announce that the Victorian Backcountry Festival has been cancelled for 2020.
However do not despair, as the VBCF organisers have two exciting dates for you to put into your calendars right now.
- Victorian Backcountry Festival 2021 will be at Hotham again. It will be a three day festival, held on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th September 2021. Plan to come up on the Thursday night so you can take advantage of all the festival activities. And, if you can, aim to stay the Sunday night to hang out with your new snow buddies.
- In lieu of the 2020 festival that was scheduled for 4-6th September, the organisers are planning a weekend afternoon full of backcountry speakers, seminars and workshops to be held over Zoom. This will happen on Saturday September 5.
We are in the early stages of organising the program, and would love to hear from people about suggestions for potential speakers. If you have a great snow adventure story, a backcountry skill you can teach over Zoom, or want to suggest an author/ athlete/ mountaineer/ etc you want to hear speak, let us know: email@example.com
Hope to see you all virtually at the online event next month – and in person next year up at Hotham.
Keep an eye on the website for updates.
August 7, 2020 at 2:08 pm
Thanks for all your work Cam.
The silver lining is that holding this virtually may allow for a much greater audience than otherwise possible, even from interstate and overseas! I’ll definitely be tuning in and telling my friends.
August 7, 2020 at 3:40 pm
Shame about this years festival, last year was so much fun.
When you sent a shout-out to support fire affected communities & had a link to shops I bought a Snow Shoes from Everest Sports in Bright in anticipation of walking beside our three & half yr old grandson as I introduce him to the delights of x-country skiing. He’ll be a year older and will have mastered bike balance by next winter, so all’s not lost.
I’ve skied since I was a teenager & introduced to x-country in 1970’s so as a 70+yr old was planning in participating in a Snow Shoe ‘walk’
An online Introduction Snow Shoe technique would be what I’d like to see. It was great to see a X-country business returning to Hotham last year after many years of absence.