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About Mount Hotham Ski Resort-
At the elevation of 1861 meters, Hotham is the highest resort in Victoria. It is unique in it is one of only a handful of resorts worldwide (and the only one in Australia) where the entire village is on top of the mountain. This means you get to not only ski but stay, dine and party way above the snowline, surrounded by magnificent vistas 24/7.
Furthermore, Hotham’s location deep within the Great Dividing Range means that is has an average snowfall of 3 meters. The resort offers 320 hectares of diverse terrain from walk on beginner slopes to challenging double black runs, along with Hotham’s high quality grooming program, modern lifting system, and excellent mountain village facilities, Hotham provides an exceptional winter holiday.
Top reasons for visiting Mount Hotham Alpine Resort-
Stay on top of the mountain! Hotham is the only entire ski village in Australia to be located on top of the mountain. Guaranteeing 24/7 incredible views.
Considered the ‘Powder Capital’ of Australia with an average of 3 meters’ snowfall each year.
Dinner Plain Village is located just 10 kms away with loads more accommodation, pubs, cafes, restaurants, beginners slope and tubing park.
Loads of winter activities! There are loads of non-ski activities including dog-sledding, snowshoeing, day spas and an Onsen in Dinner Plain Village (located 10kms from Hotham).
Resort Facts –
Terrain; 20% beginner, 40% intermediate, 40% advanced
320 ha of skiable terrain
Top elevation – 1861 m – Vertical drop 395m
Longest run – 2.5km
Hotham in the Green Season –
Mt Hotham is not just for the winter, it is beautiful in all seasons! And there are many reasons to visit outside of winter. There are so many things to see and do! From trail running to 4WD tracks and plenty of hikes for every ability, there is something to suit everyone. There are cafes and hotels open in both Hotham and Dinner Plain throughout summer, as well as a number of organized events including the 4WD festival, cycling and running events. And if you are really missing the snow then you can try your hand at skiing Hotham365! This indoor ski slope offers the opportunity to learn to ski in a safe and controlled environment and it's always guaranteed to be great weather!
Activities and Events –
Hotham has plenty of non-ski activities if you don’t like to ski or you feel like having a day off. You can choose from massages, day spa treatments, shopping, sled-dog tours, sparkling sunset or grooming tours, guided snowshoe trips, cross-country skiing, après nights, or for the kids; snowmobiling, supervised night skiing and movie nights.
DRIVE – Mount Hotham is located around 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne. Take the Hume Hwy to Wangaratta then the Great Alpine Road direct to Hotham, or the Snow Road via Milawa & Oxley to Myrtleford, Bright, Harrietville & Hotham. Distance of 380km.
BUS – There are a couple of services that run passenger busses from Melbourne. These include Snowball Express and Hotham Bus. During peak season, both operate daily and prior booking is essential.