Hotham, Australia, Announces Tina Burford as New General Manager

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Mt. Hotham Ski Resort, Australia

Mount Hotham Skiing Company, Australia, today announced Tina Burford as its new General Manager, effective July 3, 2023. Tina is a seasoned industry veteran with almost four decades of experience, including 32 at Perisher, where she is currently Resort Services Director.  

She has worked internationally within the industry including in Austria, Canada, the U.S., and of course, in Australia. Her passion has also extended to representing Australia at two Interski Congresses, and she currently sits on the Board of the Australian Professional Snowsports Instructors. 

Tina Burford
Tina Burford will be the new General Manager at Hotham, Australia. | Picture: supplied by Hotham

“Tina’s passion, knowledge, and decades of experience in the industry will undoubtedly support driving the legacy of excellence that Hotham is well known for. Her commitment to inclusivity and focus on both the employee and guest experience make Tina an incredible leader who will lead Hotham into the future.”

– Doug Pierini, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, West Region at Vail Resorts

Tina has impacted and influenced Hotham and Perisher in many ways throughout her career, including her leadership across snowsports instruction and racing. She has a depth of experience in system implementations and product innovation and is also a great developer of talent within her teams.  

Originally from Austria, Burford moved to Australia in 1986, where she worked as a ski instructor at Hotham for five seasons before moving to Blue Cow, now part of Perisher Ski Resort. 

“This is a special homecoming for me, as Hotham is the first resort I worked at in Australia. I’ve always felt a close connection to Hotham, and to return in this role is a dream come true. I’m thrilled, honoured, and humbled to be the resort’s new GM, and I look forward to diving right in as the season has already begun.”

– Tina Burford

Hotham’s previous General Manager, Nathan Butterworth, was appointed General Manager of Perisher Ski Resort earlier this month.

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