Trip & Event Info

LUST Trips and Events!

Eager to hit the slopes and party with LUST? Check out our trips below to see what you can expect for the year and help you organise your year!

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1. Hotham 5.5

2. Beginners Trip

3. VIC Uni Racing

4. Australian SnowSport Nationals

5. Spring Sesh


If you have any questions at all regarding our trips, please email us for more info: Click Here





Hotham 5.5 is LUST’s most popular and well-known trip. Departing early Sunday morning from La Trobe (Bundoora) you’ll join fellow LUSTies for the journey up to Mount Hotham. From there you get 5.5 days of skiing and boarding to your hearts desire. There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained after the lifts stop turning, including themed party nights. Every year LUSTies take over The General Store (The Genny) to show the mountain what we’re made of. With shows from the notorious DJ Eddy you’ll be sure to be dancing the night away and having a great time. 

This trip is possibly the most fun you will have whilst at uni, spending 5.5 days completely carefree with some of the best people you'll meet.


GENERAL TRIP OVERVIEW:  Sunday - Friday, usually the middle of July.


  • Early morning departure from La Trobe

  • Mt Hotham arrival: soak up the views; unpack; hire gear; and have a half day of skiing/ boarding

Monday - Thursday: 

  • Cruise the mountatin all day

  • Dinner and drinks in the lodge

  • Themed party nights and live DJ's 

  • Group dinner


  • Ski during the day

  • Pack up and depart Friday early afternoon


  • Accommodation on mountain in a lodge
  • Return transport from La Trobe University (Bundoora) and resort entry
  • 2 x Themed Party Nights

The cost for this trip is approximately $600 - $800, but is subject to economic conditions for the year. You will also need to purchase your own lift tickets OR use your epic pass.




First launched in 2015, this three and a half day trip is designed for beginners providing the perfect introduction to skiing or snowboarding. Simply sit back and relax whilst we organise everything from your transport to and from Mount Hotham, your hire gear requirements, accommodation, and two ski or snowboard lessons from Mount Hotham Snowsports School to get you on your way. With on-mountain accommodation, you're just an easy stroll away from the mountain village giving you plenty of time for you to practice your newfound skills on the slopes.

This trip is perfect for those who have never seen the wonder of snow before. Places are limited and restricted to beginners.

GENERAL TRIP OVERVIEW: Sunday - Wednesday, usually early in July.


  • Meet at La Trobe with your bags - your committee will be driving you up.
  • Hire ski/snowboard gear; take in the views; and have a play on the slopes
  • Dinner and drinks in the lodge


  • Lessons and ski/snowboard day
  • Enjoy dinner and drinks in the lodge – or head out to the village!


  • Lessons and ski/snowboard day 
  • Dinner and drinks in the lodge - themed party night! 


  • Last day of skiing/boarding. Show us your new skills! 
  • Head home and group dinner in Bright/Mrytleford



  • 2 nights Accommodation on the mountain 

  • 3 days of Lift Tickets
  • 3 x two-hour lessons from Mount Hotham Snowsports School (Ski or Snowboard)
  • Beginner and intermediate terrain access
  • All inclusive gear hire, either ski setup or snowboard setup
  • Return transport from La Trobe University (Bundoora campus)

The cost for this trip is approximately $900 - $1300, but is subject to economic conditions for the year.




“Race Hard, Party Hard”  - Lola Pergola

Do you like to spend your days ripping down the mountain, playing in the park, or showing off your skills at the pub? VIC's Intervarsity is the trip for you.

Considered more of a social than a competitive event we are looking for intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders to represent the university at the Championships. We can guarantee after Hotham 5.5 you’ll be suffering from “Post-Hotham-Depression”, it’s a thing, trust us. Instead of moping, join Melbourne, Vic Uni, Monash, RMIT, Deakin, and Swinburne for four days of hardcore partying…oh, and some competing too! This is a wild 4 days, not only do you get to represent your university in your choice of events but you will probably also be partying well into the early hours of the morning.

GENERAL TRIP OVERVIEW: Wednesday - Sunday, usually late July/early August


  • Afternoon departure from La Trobe
  • Arrive at Mt Buller for ski hire, race briefing and dinner

Thursday – Sat:

  • Racing
  • Skiing all day
  • Party and themed nights


  • Final day of skiing
  • Head home in the afternoon
  • Dinner in Mansfield


  • Race Entry (events include; Giant Slalom, Super G, Rider X, and Slopestyle) 
  • Accommodation on mountain at Buller
  • Return transport from La Trobe University (Bundoora campus)
  • 4 Days of Lift Access
  • 3x Themed Parties including Presentation Night 


The cost for this trip is approximately $900 - $1300, but is subject to economic conditions for the year.




Nationals Snow alternates between Thredbo Mountain Resort (NSW) and Mt.Buller Ski Resort (VIC) each calendar year and will be contested in both men's and women's competitions across four sports; alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, snowboard, and cross country skiing.

GENERAL TRIP OVERVIEW: Saturday - Thursday, usually early in September.


  • Meet at La Trobe Uni and head up to Thredbo/Buller


  • Get in some practice laps in preparation for racing 

Monday - Thursday:

  • Racing in the morning, and cruising the mountain all afternoon.
  • Apres ski each afternoon at various bars in Thredbo village


The cost for this trip is approximately $900 - $1300, but is subject to economic conditions for the year.




Join us at Falls Creek or Mt Hotham, this trip is so sloshed!

GENERAL TRIP OVERVIEW: Friday - Sunday, usually the middle of  August.


  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Transport to/from La Trobe University Bundoora and Resort entry
  • Breakfast

The cost for this trip is approximately $200- $500, but is subject to economic conditions for the year. You will also need to purchase your own lift tickets OR use your epic pass.


Throughout the winter season, we offer impromptu day trips up to Mt.Buller to go skiing, snowboarding, or sightseeing.

These trips are usually announced a few days or a week before so keep an eye out for our emails or social media accounts for these announcements.


*Approx. $50 for transport & resort entry. 

*Approx $100-$120 lift ticket.

Rental skis and snowboard not included - hire at your own cost in the village 

* you are required to purchase your own lift tickets upon arrival at the mountain (we will give you instructions on how to do this on the day).

* Ski & snowboard lessons can be arranged on the day.

DATES: July-October (all season long). - Email us for more info: Click Here


What you will need for each trip: 

  • Over night bag including: comfy clothes for in the lodge; thermals, polar fleeces and warm under clothes for skiing;  outdoor clothes and shoes for wearing in the village. 
  • We recommend you bring food and drink for lunches and dinner - its expensice on the mountain. LUST will provide basic breakfast items including: ceral & milk (non-dairy alternatives); bread; spreads; tea and coffee. 
  • Everyone will need their own: goggles; gloves; ski socks; and face mask. If it is your first time up at the snow we have outwear which you can borrow for free.  


- Bowling nights

- Start of Semester Bar Night

- Booze Cruise 

-DJ Nights 

- Bar crawls

- Start of Season Party Night

- LUST Winery Tours


Keep an eye on our events calendar or our socials to find out more about what goes on when we aren't in the mountains. - Email us for more info: Click Here