Drew Jolowicz, 33, is the star of many of Hotham's shots we've used on billboards, brochures, social media and in videos.
He was born and raised in Bright at the base of Mt Hotham and has been skiing Mt Hotham for almost his entire life. Â His parents were involved in the snow industry when he was young and Bright provided easy access to the mountains and lots of time on snow.
He was introduced to skiing at four years old and has been skiing at Hotham for 29 years.Â
After growing up ski racing, he switched to freeriding and park skiing in his teens and has been pursuing this form of skiing ever since.
In more recent times he developed a particular interest in backcountry free riding and loves exploring the incredible terrain that Mt Hotham has to offer.
Over the past few years, together with the great work of photographer Mark Tsukasov, he has been fortunate enough to have many of his images published both online and in magazines that showcase all that Hotham has to offer both within the resort and outside the resort boundaries.
His skiing has taken him all around the world in search of snow, with memorable destinations includingÂ Japan,Â North America,Â Canada andÂ New Zealand.
In 2011 he travelled by boat to the top of Alaskaâ€™s inside passage where he spent three weeks heli-skiing in the Chilkat Mountain range surrounding the small fishing village of Haines Alaska. Highlights of the trip included a â€˜first descentâ€™ and getting to ski the longest run in Alaska Heli-skiingâ€™s permit zone; â€˜Indy 5000â€™. As the name suggests this is a 5000 vertical feet descent from the top all the way to the valley floor!
Together with his wife Ali and two year old daughter Madison, they love being part of the close knit Hotham community and look forward to many more â€˜powder filled adventures in years to come.
Outside of skiing Drew's interests include cycling, cricket, fishing and chasing his daughter around. Â During the summer months Drew can be found with a paint brush in hand painting lots of houses, which enables him and his family to enjoy skiing at Hotham all winter long.
And you can usually see Drew first in line as the Heavenly Valley chair opens early for first tracks in winter!