Mt Hotham Resort Information
Considered the 'Powder Capital' of Australia, Mt Hotham is the only resort in the Southern Hemisphere where the village is located on top of the mountain, ensuring endless awe-inspiring views and ski-in, ski-out opportunities from wherever you are in the village. With 13 chair lifts, 3 terrain parks and 35km of cross country skiing, Mt Hotham has just what you need, no matter what type of adventure you're looking for. And, with family friendly activities like tobogganing, dog sled tours and snow mobile rides, not to mention luxurious day spas and 18 restaurants and bars to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice off the slopes too!
To ensure you and other road users can reach the slopes safely, Diamond Pattern Wheel Chains must be carried and fitted where required. Ladder chains, spider chains and snow socks are not permitted for use in Hotham Alpine Resort. As it is a mandatory legal requirement, fines are applicable for not carrying and fitting chains as directed in a Victorian Alpine Resort.
Transfer Information - Melbourne to Mt Hotham
Travel Time - 6hrs
Departs from Melbourne Southern Cross Station & Melbourne Tulllamarine Airport.
Days of departure: Daily (Subject to timetable changes)
Travel Time: 4.5-5.5hrs
Departs: Melbourne - Please note chain pick up is available at Harrietville, Myrtleford and Omeo.
Resort Entry Fees
Winter Peak Rates - June Long Weekend to October Long Weekend
Throughout the declared snow season you must pay a resort entry fee to access Mt Hotham. All vehicles entering the resorts must display a valid entry pass.$50* per vehicle per day.
Overnight Car Parks: Parking available 24 hours a day. The complimentary village transport service will collect you from the overnight car parking and drop you straight to the village.
On arrival please proceed to your accommodation check-in point, which is noted on the property description. Please note your accommodation's check-in time. Early arrivals cannot be guaranteed and if arriving early or after hours we strongly recommend you call ahead. Security bonds may apply, please refer to the property description.
*Pricing based on 2020, to be used as guide only.
What To Pack:
The average temperature in Australia over winter is -4°C, therefore it is imperative that you pack a number of layers to stay warm during your stay.
Layers. Start with a tight-fitting, breathable, non-cotton under-layer, then build outward with sweatpants, a light sweater or sweatshirt, and top it all off with a fleece that can be worn under an outer waterproof shell.
Lots of socks. Mix in some wool hikers along with your ski socks for the times you just want to walk around the resort. (Hot tip: Never wear two pairs of socks in your Ski boots / Snowboard boots. Your feet sweat, the moisture freezes and resulting in cold feet. If you’re suffering from icy toes, try a little talcum powder inside your socks instead)
Snow boots and sneakers.
Waterproof or water-resistant snow pants and jackets.
Eye protection. Don't overlook protecting your eyes from the sun, snow-glare and the elements. Goggles and sunglasses are a must for the entire family.
Sunscreen and lip balm. The Sun reflects off the snow this effect combined with the altitude means you'll definitely need to slather everyone in SPF 30 or higher before enjoying time outdoors
Waterproof mittens or gloves, glove liners, hats and neck gators or scarves. On snow days you'll definitely want a way to cover your entire face while skiing or riding down the mountain!
Hat Especially for the more fashion-conscious teenagers traveling with you, helmet-head can be easily disguised with a beanie during lunch and après ski.