The Star Observer has teamed up with Points of Difference Events for a reader giveaway worth almost $5000.

The winner of the competition will win a trip for two to the four-day annual Frosty Fruits Ski Trip at the Hotham Alpine Resort, Mt Hotham this year, which includes return airfares from Sydney or Melbourne; accommodation; meals; event tickets and a choice of two custom-built activity packages.

The winner will fly out on Thursday, August 18 and return on Sunday, August 21.

“We are really pleased to be able to offer our readers the chance to win this amazing ski weekend,” Star Observer publisher Scott Abrahams said.

“We had so much fun at last year’s Frosty Fruits ski weekend — even those of us who can’t ski all returned smiling.

“When we heard about the events planned for this year’s ski trip, we were quick to jump on board and organise an extra special giveaway for our loyal and appreciated readers.”

Frosty Fruits founder Adam Bold said he was looking forward to casting a rainbow glow over the snow at Mt Hotham.

He said the Frosty Fruits Ski Trip is for all levels of skiier or snowboarder, from novice to the more intrepid slope-goer.

“Every year about 40 percent of our participants have not skied before. It’s very accessible for people,” he said, before outlining plans to make the trip inclusive for all community members.

“We recognise there are not a lot of events out there for women, so we’re trying to cater for that. Once we get things happening, we can look at things like a women’s program.”

There are also plans to book a special Bears’ Hut at the event so the lads can make the best use of their fur.

“I was very excited it got cold early and they’ve already built a snowman at [Mt Hotham],” Bold said. “Last year we were there … they had one of the biggest snowfalls since the ’80s. It was fantastic, fresh powder snow every day.

“With the snow forecast for this week, it’s shaping up to be a really good season this year.”

The Frosty Fruits Ski Trip, Australia’s gay and lesbian ski event, runs from August 18 to 21. To enter the giveaway, fill out your details below. Please note your entry details will be passed on to the promoter.

info: To book, visit www.pointsofdifference.com and follow the links to Frosty Fruits Ski Trip.

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WINNER

K Fisher

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