The BIG GIG is our Annual Fundraiser Auction Event.

It’s on at The General Store Mt Hotham on the 10th of August 2019, starting at 8pm. We’d like to thank all the organisations listed below for their generous donations! The items below will be being Auctioned from 8pm. Items up for Auction will be available for 2 hours before the event at the General. Following the Auction, a live band will be performing downstairs.



Snow Monkey in Davenport Village Mt Hotham are kindly donating a large amount of equipment for 2019 in order of appearance:

  1. Snowboard YES Ghost – 159cm
  2. Snowboard Rome SOS Blackjack – 156cm
  3. Adult Icelantic skis – NOMAD 95 161cm
    (Skis Only)
  4. Kids Icelantic SCOUT 75 (Sidecut 110.75.100) 133cm (Skis only)
  5. Ladies Dynastar Skis (sidecut 121.80.102) 152cm & Binding (adjustable)

SNOW MONKEY Major Sponsor for 2019



Snow Monkey is kindly donating a Voucher for ORTHOTICS
Fitting by appointment only.


Including the following items for auction:


  • Alpina Ladies Alpine Boots – Eve 75 265mm (has integrated heating)
  • Lange Mens Alpine Boots – SX 120 285 mm
  • Pret Helmets
  • Gloves. Goggles & Jackets

Amer Sports has generously donated a Suunto 9 watch. Durable, streamlined multisport GPS watch with a long battery life (colour to be confirmed)

VALUED at: $749

    Amer Sports are donating a Voucher for a Arc’teryx Men’s Ski Jacket.


      Cerium Ski Jacket Size: L
      VALUED at $500

    ONSEN Retreat and SPA 

    Located at Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain Victoria 3898

    Phone, 5150 8880 


     They are generously donating the following VOUCHERS for:

    • 1 hr signature massage & 2 hr post spa sauna & gym – VALUE: $159
    • season membership to onsen spa, pool, gym & sauna – VALUED at: $650




    ARRABRI SKI CLUB is supporting the Volunteer Ski Patrol Fundraiser 2019 by donating accommodation for a MIDWEEK 5 night stay Family room Accommodation for 2 adults and 2 to 3 children with own ensuite including breakfast.

    VALUED AT: $1130

    NOT redeemable in winter high season.


    • Snow spring season September 2019 or
    • Low winter season in June 2020

    Contact Arrabri Ski Club’s Booking Officer on
    FREECALL 1800 651 451 to book your dates.

    ASTIS have donated BEADED MITTENS AND GLOVES  via a VOUCHER  for goods to value $249
    Total Value AUD$261 (includes standard postage).

    Valid until 10/11/19


      Reclaimed Australian Blackwood Eco-Guitar
      The guitar is modelled after a Gibson J45, 50’s era dreadnought instrument with a distinctive Australian flavour in the choice of tone woods that adorn the soundboard, neck, back and sides. The back and sides are made from reclaimed Tasmanian Blackwood that include knots and natural imperfections. The neck is made of multiple Blackwood pieces with two Red Gum stringers. The soundboard is made from a fallen pine tree reclaimed from a friend’s Otway farm in Victoria. Finally, the guitar is dressed using a Queensland maple binding and African Wenge for the headstock face plate, fingerboard and bridge (Wenge is a sustainable replacement for Ebony and Rosewood).

      This guitar sounds and plays great. 



      TIROL SPORTS are Located on Level 1 next to reception at The Arlberg at MT HOTHAM
      Open 8.00 am till 6.00pm daily through the season.
      Phone: (03) 57593063

      Tirol Sports are kindly donating these goggles in support of the Volunteer Ski Patrol BIG GIG Fundraiser. 



          SMITH  SQUAD GOGGLES  2019 | YELLOW 93

          Up for auction

          VALUED at $169.95

          The Arlberg Mt Hotham is kindly supporting the Volunteer Ski Patrol by donating the following items for collection and consumption, using the donated voucher:

          • A carton of Arlberg Craft Beer – VALUE: $100
          • 4 Pizzas and 4 Wine Glasses – VALUE: $120

          To be collected at the ARLBERG BAR & BISTRO with your voucher. Closes on 14th Sep 2019

          Total VALUE: $220

          EXPIRES on: 14th September 2019



           ALPINE NATURE EXPERIENCE, are generously donating a Gift VOUCHER.
          The experience starts with an evening snowshoe walk through the mystic snow gums, to encapsulate a sense of remoteness and immerse oneself in the Australian alpine environment.

          • EXPIRES September 30th 2019 

          VALUED at $218


          Guest Bookings / Enquiries
          1800 633 611

          is donating a VOUCHER for the following:

          Accommodation during peak season or value season:
          • 2 nights peak season sleeping 5 people with private ensuite.
          • Or Midweek booking -4  nights Value season (Sept-Oct)
          Must be used in 2019 season  
          Subject to availability

          VALUED at $800

          TRAVERSE HOTHAM in conjunction with HOYS, is donating a VOUCHER for an introduction to Cross Country Ski Lesson for 2 people

          • Includes XC gear hire for 2 people via HOYS 

          VALUED at $240

          EXPIRES 30th September 2019

          Rossignol has kindly donated the following items for auction:

          • Rossignol Hero Pro Bootpack

          VALUED at $230

          •  Helmet Progress EPP

          VALUED at $200 

          TOTAL VALUE: $430

          Blizzard Brewing Company is supporting the Volunteer Ski Patrol Fundraiser 2019

          They are located at Dinner Plain and open all year round. 

          • Who’s Ros & Trevor North East Ale
            AWARD WINNER!
            A single malt ale crafted exclusively with freshly harvested Galaxy hops from the Rostrevor Hop Gardens.  Located in the Alpine Valleys at the base of our mountaintop brewery, Rostrevor is a world class hop farm.  Winner of a Bronze medal at the Australian International Beer Awards.
          • Valued at $125
          Hoy’s are donating the following items for auction:
          • Rossignol Innovative Compression Infini XC-Skiing Race Top & Race Tights Each VALUED at $199
          • Lange Ski Boot Bag

          VALUED at $64.99

          Total VALUE: $463

          Plus a pair of Nordica Hell & Back Ski Boots 265 and Nordica Hell & Back Ski Boots 275

            Stones Throw Restaurant in Hotel High Plains located in Dinner Plain, has generously donated:

            •  $200 voucher for dinner & drinks
            • expires. 18th July 2020

            Visit Karl’s Gallery at Dinner Plain up in the beautiful Alpine village, open all year round.

            • Photography collection for sale in the gallery
            • Photography Workshops available
            • Card prints available



            Karl Gray Gallery in Dinner Plain has generously contributed a print (one of a limited edition of 30) to be auctioned.

            The print size is 35 x 28 cms.
            VALUED at: $95

            Karl has been walking, skiing and generally exploring the Victorian high country with his camera for the last 15 years. His work has been featured on magazine covers, paper, billboards and now in his own gallery in Dinner Plain. 

            Karl is a self-taught photographer and videographer who loves being outdoors and is at home in the mountains. He understands the mountain environment and if you join one of his workshops he will let you in on the hidden locations and share techniques to capture unforgettable images. With a background in science, electronic arts and teaching digital media, Karl has a diverse range of knowledge and experience to share.


              Dinner Plain has kindly donated a voucher to support the Volunteer Ski Patrol Fundraiser.

              • Ramada Resort by Wyndham – 2 nights in a hotel room at Ramada Dinner Plain
              • plus $50 food & beverage voucher

              EXPIRES: 10.08.2020

              Ph: +61 0418 564 338

              Located at Bus Stop 12 Wire Plain Car Park,
              Mt Hotham.

              SnowStuffPark are kindly donating the following adventure for auction:

              • Backcountry Sled Tour Experience for 4 people

              VALUED at $260

               BOOK ONLINE ONLY to take up voucher.

              NOTE: CLOSED Tuesday to Thursday.

              Nikki and Jeff Swan make the best homemade pastries in Harrietville located at the base of Mt Hotham. 

              They are donating 5 x $20 vouchers for whatever you’d like to buy, coffee, cake, or homemade hot pastries and pretzels. OPEN til 3 pm in winter.

              • 5 x $20 Vouchers – VALUED at $100

              Expires by 3rd October 2019

              Mountain Kitchen located at Dinner Plain

              have kindly donated a lunch voucher for two.

              Valued at $50

              Valid till end of Snow Season 2019

              Bright Brewery have kindly donated the following items for auction – :

              • A case of American-style pale ale with loads of bracing citrusy hop flavour and a refreshingly zesty finish – 5.0% ALC/VOL

              VALUED at $85

              • A crisp, refreshing Extra Pale Lager with floral and tropical hop flavours – 4.5% ABV

              Valued at $80

              TOTAL VALUE: $165

              Patagonia have generously donated the following items for auction:


              • Patagonia “Ascentionist 35L” backpack – VALUED at $210.00
              • Patagonia Men’s “Down Sweater” Navy Size M – VALUED at: $329.00
              • Patagonia  “Atom Sling 8L” pack – VALUED at $89.95

              Mount Hotham Resort Management has kindly donated a SEASON CAR PASS for 2020

              Mount Hotham Alpine Resort has kindly donated an EPIC AUSTRALIA PASS for 2020 

              The Epic Australia Pass is the best value season pass for Australians and connects Perisher as well as Falls Creek and Hotham with Whistler Blackcomb, Hakuba Valley Japan, Rusutsu Japan and the Best of the U.S. Ski and board year-round in four countries, all on one incredible pass.

              VALUED at $900 plus
              Present the Voucher to the Ticket Office to organise your season’s pass.

              Only valid for redemption at Mt Hotham


              Hangman’s Drop Ski Club have kindly donated a weekends accommodation.

              • Voucher entitles winning bidder to TWO nights for TWO people in a double room  – Value $400 at 2020 guest rates
              • Valid for 2020 Ski Season or 2020/2021 Summer period*

              All Bookings are to be made with the Booking Officer – Andrew Rundle – Phone: 0411 015 368

              *Conditions – Booking subject to availability


              FEATHERTOP YOGA

              A voucher for Private 1.5 hour yoga class for up to 10 people. Mats will be provided.

              Gianna will come to you on the mountain or near vicinity. Great for a group at your Lodge or apartment. Please arrange for time and place of your convenience. VALID till SEPT 2020.

              Valued at over $200

              Gianna has been teaching Yin Yoga, Hatha Yoga, and Sivananda Yoga, with her own unique touch since studying in Kerala, India in 2010

              Island Surfboards have kindly donated two surfing lessons. Learn to surf at Smiths Beach, Phillip Island, in some of the most beginner friendly waves in Victoria with one of the most established Surf Schools in the country. Lessons from first-time beginner to experienced surfers are catered for, a group, private, school and corporate rates available.

              • Two Vouchers for lessons.
              • Value: $70 each


              Is kindly donating an OzTrail 3L Chameleon Camelback backpack.

              • Ideal for backcountry hiking or skiing.

                VALUED at $79.95

                Thank you to everyone who attended the General Store Mt Hotham on the AUCTION NIGHT of 10th August at 8pm 2019.