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Hotham Alpine Resort

Mt. Hotham, Hotham Heights

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The Ski Resort

Boasting the steepest terrain in Australia, Hotham ticks all the boxes for expert skiers.
Boasting the steepest terrain in Australia, Hotham ticks all the boxes for expert skiers. Images supplied courtesy of Hotham Alpine Resort

Located in the Australian state of Victoria, Mount Hotham is a mountain in the Great Dividing Range about 226 km northeast of Melbourne. Named after the Governor of Victoria from 1854 to 1855, Mt Hotham's summit lies at an altitude of 1,862 metres. Hence, Hotham Alpine Resort is Australia's second highest resort village, offering year-round activities for everyone and boasting spectacular views. Whether you are a first timer or a seasoned skier, Mt Hotham features easy-peasy slopes and demanding terrain, as well.

Lifts & Terrain

13 lifts, a whopping 16 cross-country trails as well as three terrain parks make for great times at Hotham. Suited to both thrill seekers and those new to the freestyle world, Basin Rail Park, Summit Terrain Park and SBX Course will definitely stretch you to your limits. 245 ha of lifted terrain with 20% being beginner terrain, 40% suited to intermediates and another 40% to advanced skiers and riders and an uphill lift capacity of 24,485 persons per hour are the epitome of skiing pleasure. A total of 38 ha is covered by snowmaking; however, the terrain parks are still snow dependent. 

Things to Do 

What's more is the resort's endless "things to do" list: Husky sled dog tours, tubing sessions, kids snowmobile rides, night skiing, tobogganing, backcountry sled tours, grooming tours, snowshoeing, or scenic flights with the Hotham helicopter service - there is nothing you can't do! Tired legs? Get yourself some quality time by spoiling yourself in one of Hotham's two luxurious spa retreats. If you are with kids, Hotham Daycare runs all season long and caters to the youngest guests aged three months to five years. 

Nightlife and Events

You have never heard of tired legs before and instead are into shaking a leg or two? Hotham's events calendar is filled with entertainment on and off the slopes. Live music evenings, wine and cheese nights, challenges and competitions guarantee great nights. Kids will love the Harry live shows. The blue snowdragon performs for 20 minutes every Wednesday and Saturday from 4pm.


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Interesting facts

  • Hotham Alpine Resort is among the 3 best rated Ski Resorts in Australia.
  • Elevated between 4757 ft and 6053 ft, the Ski Resort is among the 5 highest elevated Ski Resorts in Australia. The vertical drop from summit to base is 1296 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Australia is 820 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long.
  • Snow coverage is usually best during September, offering an average snow depth of 45 " at summit elevation and 1 inch at the base. Therefore Hotham Alpine Resort is among the 3 ski Resorts with best snow conditions in Victoria.
  • Hotham Alpine Resort features 45 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Australia is 39 sunny days. September is the sunniest month with an average of 17 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 3 sunniest in Australia.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

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Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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Nightskiing possible


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Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 1

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental

Getting here

Ever heard of Sparkling Sunset Tours? There is nothing that could be more romantic or a better finish to your day.
Ever heard of Sparkling Sunset Tours? There is nothing that could be more romantic or a better finish to your day. Images supplied courtesy of Hotham Alpine Resort

By bus

From many cities you can take the bus to Mt Hotham, including Melbourne, Sydney or Adelaide.

By plane

20 kilometres from the ski area is Mt Hotham Airport, which is connected to Melbourne or Albury. You can also fly to Albury, which is about 2.5 hours from the ski area.

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last update on Oct 2, 2023
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Hotham Alpine Resort
Great Alpine Road
Hotham Heights
Phone03 5759 4444
Fax03 5759 4470


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Hannah and Piper aged 10
on 29 Jun 2009

Mountain Stats

Elevation4757 ft - 6053 ft
SeasonJune - September
Opening DayJun 10, 2023
Closing DaySep 25, 2023
Capacity 22480 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 13

Skiable Terrain

31.1 miles
Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Length 31.1 miles
Number of Slopes 110

Weather (6053 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult AUD189
1 day youth AUD189
1 day child AUD104
All rates & fees