Ski Australia - Victoria

Mount Hotham Ski Resort Guide

Ski Australia - Victoria

Mount Hotham Ski Resort Guide

Mount Hotham Ski Resort Guide

September Powder in the Mt Hotham Backcountry, Mount Hotham photo

Mount Hotham

Photo credit: Method

Top, Mount Hotham photo

Mount Hotham

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Bowl, Mount Hotham photo

Mount Hotham

Photo credit: Hiro

Hotham, Mount Hotham photo

Mount Hotham

Photo credit: Hiro

Slope Stats

  • 1850m

  • 396m

  • 1454m

  • Acres of ski:600
  • Pistes:-
  • Snowmaking:5%
  • Halfpipes:-
  • Terrain Parks:-
  • X-Country:-
  • beginner25%
  • intermediate35%
  • advanced40%

Mount Hotham has a justified reputation for good snow. With an airport just 20 minutes drive from the resort it is the most accessible of the Australian resorts. There are about 10 flights a week from Sydney, at present. 13 lifts serve a wide variety of runs at Mount Hotham that should keep most happy, from the long cruisers at 2.5 km, to shorter but steeper terrain for advanced skiers. One interesting point to note is that Mount Hotham resort is topsy turvy! The car park is at the top and the slopes lead off below it. So, the last run of the day will be on a lift, try doing the same in the Alps! Even better is the free snow cat tow service into the backcountry! You may also pay about one hundred AUS dollars to get a chopper ride to Falls creek resort to access the 18 lifts. However, it is understood that Falls Creek can be accessed by car during the winter. Mount Hotham village has a wide range of accommodation and some bars and restaurants in which to recover from the day on the slopes.


  • Nearest Airport:Hotham
  • Nearest Train Station:-
  • Tourist Office Phone:+61/3/57593508
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:-
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  • Season opens:7 Jun 2019
  • Season closes:6 Oct 2019
  • Lifts:13 (10 chair lifts, 3 surface lifts)
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Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:23 Aug
  • Last Snowfall:21 August 2019
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Packed powder or groomed snow
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1652 m)view full snow forecast

30 NW30
3 °CF-Level
40 NW40
3 °CF-Level
snow showers
30 WNW30
3 °CF-Level

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Visitor Reviews of Mount Hotham

Rebecca from Australia writes:

It's funny all the negative comments I see here.

Each to their own, however, I think a lot of you have your nose out of joint because you have probably come at a time where there hasn't been particularly great snow fall.

We can't predict the weather, there may be days when the resort is better than others.

As for people saying its too expensive, you'll find all the other decent resorts in Aus are the same price, if not, very close!

As for cost of food etc- of course it's going to be a little more pricey, it's like going to a theme park or the footy, I paid $14 for a pie and a bottle of coke at the footy!

If you are planning a holiday at the snow, you need to be prepared with extra cash, just like any resort!

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