About Hotham

Hotham will offer you a winter holiday you will never forget.

Hotham has got everything you need right here. Outstanding ski and snowboarding terrain (for all abilities), first class resort facilities (including extensive ski-in/ski-out accommodation options), and scenery that will take your breath away.

And of course we have snow – lots of it! In fact, because of our location we have higher natural snowfalls than any other Victorian ski resort. And with our extensive high tech snowmaking system ensures the season – and the fun – lasts even longer.

So, come and join us in the Victorian Alps. It’s the best place to be this winter.
Hotham Facts & Stats

  • Season Dates: 8 June to 29 September 2013
  • Elevation: 1861m
  • Lifted Terrain: 245ha
  • Beginner Terrain: 20%
  • Intermediate Terrain: 40%
  • Advanced Terrain: 40%
  • Number of Lifts: 13 incl. Dinner Plain
  • Ski Area: 320ha
  • Highest Lifted point: 1845m
  • Village Height: 1750m
  • Base Height: 1450m
  • Mt Hotham Airport: 20km from resort
  • Vertical Drop: 395m
  • Longest Downhill Run: 2.5km
  • Uphill Lift Capacity: 24,485 per hr
  • Grooming Machines: 8 – 1 Terrain Park, 4 Winch Kats and 3 Free Groomers
  • Average Natural Snowdepth: 150cm
  • Average Snowfalls: 300cm
  • Snowmaking: 25 hectares
  • Snowboard/Terrain Parks: 4 (snow dependent)
  • X-Country Trails: 35km
  • X-Country Trail Fee: Free
  • Night Skiing: Wednesday & Saturday
  • Number of Beds at Hotham: 7,000 (including Dinner Plain)
  • Restaurants/Eateries: 20 + (including Dinner Plain)

Day Care & Baby Sitting

Looking for a place to leave the kids whilst you get out on the slopes? Hotham’s day care service is conveniently located upstairs at the Big D and caters for children from 3 months to 5 years.

Hotham day care is approved by the Victorian Department of education and Early Childhood Development.

Prices start from $69 for an afternoon session or book the kids in for a full day including an introduction to skiing with morning / afternoon snack and lunch.

Night Skiing

On Wednesday and Saturday nights between 6:30 and 9:30pm the Big D lights up so you can get some more time in on the slopes. Tickets are available from on mountain ticket outlets.

Teenagers can be supervised by a member of the Hotham Snowsports Team on the Big D from $25 per child.

Scenic Chairlift Rides

Scenic rides to the top of Mt Higginbotham are available on the Big D for $10 per person. No skis or board are required. Just dress appropriately for the conditions, buy your ticket from one of the ticket outlets and walk onto the lift.

Scenic rides are subject to weather and lift capacity.

Kids Snowmobile Rides

At the top of the Big D, kids under 14 can enjoy the fun of riding a miniature snowmobile.

These rides are fully supervised and cost $15 per 15 minutes. No licence is required and helmets are to be worn.

Kat Skiing

Free Kat Skiing is available to advanced skiers and boarders just outside the boundary of the resort.

Enjoy a ride in a modified snow kat with a passenger cabin on the back, then explore some of the untouched powder stashes, emerging at the bottom in Swindlers Gully to ride Heavenly, Village or Blue Ribbon chairs back into the village.

Sunset Tours

After the skiing has finished, board a modified snow kat with a passenger cabin on the back for a ride to the Summit of Mount Hotham.

From there enjoy 360 degree views across the Victorian high country whilst enjoying Amulet wines, Heineken beer and nibbles.

Adults $45 and kids $15. Subject to weather. Departs at 4:45pm and returns at 6:30pm for up to 8 people.

Snow Grooming Tours

Climb aboard one of Hotham’s fleet of snow groomers for a 30 minute tour and see how the perfectly groomed slopes are achieved. Tours are limited so book early!

Scenic Helicopter Flights

Fly across the tallest mountains in Victoria in a 15-20 minute helicopter flight. Tours operate Monday, Wednesday and Friday and cost $99 per person.

Falls Creek Heli-Link

In just six minutes you can be enjoying the slopes of Falls Creek. Jump aboard the helicopter at Hotham and fly across some of Victoria’s spectacular high country landing at Falls Creek.

Spend approximately 4 hours skiing at Falls Creek then board the helicopter for the flight back to Hotham. Flights are weather dependent.