About Mt Hotham

Mt Hotham Ski Resort

Mt Hotham Ski Resort is the only resort in the Southern Hemisphere where the Village is located on top of the mountain. Nestled in the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range, Mt Hotham is considered to be the Powder Capital of Australia. The resort boasts 360 degree alpine views with ski-in ski-out opportunities all through the village.

There are 320 hectares of skiable terrain with 13 chair lifts providing access to downhill ski runs, the longest being 2.5km, and 35km of cross country trails. The mountain caters for all ski abilities with 40% of the terrain suitable for intermediate skiers, and 40% for advanced skiers. The two terrain parks offer beginner, intermediate and advanced lines of jumps, rails and boxes. There is also a world-class Boardercross course with berms, jumps and rollers that is open to the public when not being used for events or training.

Mt Hotham Events, Activities and Facilities

Mt Hotham hosts events all season from weekly cheese and wine tastings, to ski and snowboarding competition and kids events. Enjoy Retro Dress Up Day, the Victorian Biathlon Competition or the Backcountry Festival. There’s also tobogganing, dog sled tours and snow mobile rides, not to mention an elaborate array of cafes, restaurants and bars offering a variety of cuisines.

In the village you’ll find a day spa, supermarkets, a post office, medical centre, babysitting services, luggage transfers, information centre and chain fitting. There’s also a day care with optional ski lessons for children from 3 months to 5 years. A complimentary bus operates around the village for ease of transport.

Just 15 minutes from Mt Hotham Ski Resort is Dinner Plains. A truly unique village with a Snow Park, Japanese style onsen spa with outdoor hot springs, dog sled tours, tobogganing, snow shoeing and cross country trails. There is no resort entry fee, and it boasts Australia’s highest brewery with other dining options also available.

Access to Mt Hotham Ski Resort is available by car with designated day and overnight parking areas. Or arrive by plane to Mt Hotham’s own airport just 20km from the ski resort.

Mt Hotham Ski Passes

Hotham and Falls Creek have joined together to create the Hero Pass offering unlimited access to both ski resorts all season, plus a range of discounts and other benefits. The pass can also be upgraded to the Epic Australia Pass providing access to ski resorts across Japan, Canada and the U.S including Hakuba, Park City, Heavenly, Whistler Blackcomb, Vail and Beaver Creek.

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Snow Resort Stats


  • Elevation Top 1861m
  • Elevation Bottom 1450m
  • Vertical Drop 395m
  • Skiable Terrain 320ha
  • Longest Run 2.5km
  • Beginner 20%
  • Intermediate 40%
  • Advanced 40%
  • Total Number of Trails


  • Total 13
  • Highest Lifted Point 1845m
  • Gondolas & Trams N
  • High Speed Sixes
  • High Speed Quads N
  • Quad Chairs 8
  • Triple Chairs 1
  • Double Chairs 1
  • Surface Lifts 3
  • Uphill Capacity 24 485 people/ hour

Snow Making

  • Snow Making 25 ha
  • Total Number of Guns 82
  • Annual Average Snowfall 3m

Terrain Parks

  • Total 1
  • Name Summit Terrain Park
  • Name Basin Rail Park
  • Name Skier/Boardercross Course
  • Half Pipes 0
  • Half Pipe Size
  • Total Terrain Park Area Size

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