t Hotham is one of the top ski resorts in Victoria and Australia’s only upside-down resort where the village is on top. Soak in the incredible views over the Australian Alps, get off the grid and explore, or enjoy exhilarating-filled days on the slopes. Continue reading to find out why Mt Hotham is the perfect ski resort for intermediate and advanced riders.
10 Reasons Why Mt Hotham is Perfect for Intermediate & Advanced Riders
- Mt Hotham is best known for steep, big-mountain skiing and snowboarding, tree runs, natural half-pipes, gullies, bowls and natural hits
- 80% of its 320 hectares of terrain is dedicated to Intermediates and Advanced (40% Intermediate, 40% Advanced)
- Mt Hotham is Victoria’s highest alpine resort with a summit elevation of 1,861 metres and the highest lifted point of 1,845 metres
- Mt Hotham has over 80 downhill runs, the longest run being Spargo’s at 2.5 km
- The steepest run at Mt Hotham is Gotha, Lindsay’s and Mary’s Slide
- The off-piste terrain is vast and there are fewer people to get in your way
- Mt Hotham claims to have more powder than any other Australian ski resort
- Access untracked powder and uncrowded slopes at Golden Point on Mt Hotham
- Fly to Falls Creek in six minute and ski on the same lift pass for Mt Hotham
- Make first turns by catching an early chairlift ride to the top of Heavenly Valley from 7:30am and get to ski the pristine groomed runs on fresh powder before anyone else (Wednesday to Sundays in peak season)
Where is Mt Hotham?
Mt Hotham is located in the Victorian Alps in southeast Australia. In terms of distance, it lies 376km northeast of Melbourne, 132km southeast of Wangaratta and 55km south of Bright.
Hotham is a 4.5 hour drive from Melbourne, 8 hour drive from Sydney, 12 hour drive from Adelaide and 15 hour drive from Brisbane.
Mt Hotham Trail Map
Mt Hotham Snow Pass & Special Deals
Not only has Mt Hotham introduced new technology to their lift passes, they also offer special deals that will make skiing or snowboarding this season more affordable.
Mt Hotham Lift Pass
Buy a Mt Hotham lift pass and get access to over 775 hectares of snowy terrain at Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Dinner Plain. When you purchase your lift pass you will receive an RFID enabled Snow Pass card which holds your lift pass and lessons. Simply scan your card as you go through the chairlift gates. You Snow Pass can be reloaded with lift passes, lessons or rental gear via the online store.
You can purchase a Mt Hotham lift pass online at their official website. When you purchase in advance you can save up to 15% off the full price.
Mt Hotham Lift Pass Deals
5 Day Any Day Pass – The 5 day any day pass allows you to head to Mt Hotham on any 5 days of the season. Choose from the best 5 days of the season or when it suits you.
Tertiary Students – Get 50% OFF 1 Day Adult lift passes every Monday & Friday
Kids 5 and Under – Ski / Snowboard for FREE
Grade 6 Kids – Get a FREE 1-Day lift pass
Age 70+ – Ski FREE
Age 65-69 – Ski for 50% OFF
Free Riding Time – The day before your tickets start on Multi-Day passes
- 1-4 day ticket – free access from 3pm the day before
- 5+ day tickets – free access from 1pm the day before
Mt Hotham Ski Hire
Renting ski equipment at Mt Hotham just got better thanks to the new gear brought in every year at multiple locations on the mountain. Add to that special deals and gear swaps and it’s no wonder why Mt Hotham is considered a skier’s paradise.
Mt Hotham Ski Packages
If you bundle your gear rental with your life pass and/or lessons, you can save up to 15% on your lift pass. Purchase your gear rental and lift passes in advance online to save you time and money.
Gear Rental at Mt Hotham
Renting the right gear for the right conditions can help you ski or ride better. Mt Hotham has the latest gear and equipment each year so you can test them out and see what suits you best.
Five Convenient Locations
Choose between Rays Ski Shop in Myrtleford on your way up or any of the four locations on the mountain: Hotham Sports and One Tree Sports Demo Centre at Hotham Central, Hotham Sports at Jack Frost and Salomon Concepts at Dinner Plain.
Swap your ski gear for a snowboard or vice versa with the gear swap deal and try a different sport for the day.
Mt Hotham Ski School for Adults & Kids
Mt Hotham has one of the best ski and snowboard schools in Australia with their instructors coming from some of the biggest and best resorts from around the world. Mt Hotham has ski schools for both kids and adults from beginner to advanced levels. The Kids Snowzone at the Big D is a winter wonderland for kids of all ages.
See our Mt Hotham Ski School page to find out which ski school is right for you or your child.
Mt Hotham Free Mountain Tour
Mt Hotham’s free Mountain Tour allows you to get a local perspective of the mountain. The views are breathtaking and the insider tips are outstanding. Mt Hotham’s Mountain Tour is offered daily for intermediate and above skiers and riders.
Book your Mountain Tour with Guest Services.
Mt Hotham Entertainment
There’s more to Mt Hotham than just getting on the ski slopes for a ride. See a different side to Hotham on a sunset or grooming tour, night skiing, or après and nightlife. Relax and unwind at the day spa or the shops.
Read our Mt Hotham Entertainment page to find more details on entertainment options available at Mt Hotham after dark.
Mt Hotham Accommodation & Restaurants
From luxurious to laid-back Mt Hotham has a range of accommodation options to suit every budget. Mt Hotham also has plenty of great eating choices with most restaurants and pubs located at Hotham Central.
See our Mt Hotham Accommodation & Restaurants page for some of the well-known names in the accommodation and restaurant space on Mt Hotham.
Dinner Plain Mt Hotham
Just 10km down the road, Dinner Plain offers a unique alternative to staying at Hotham. It’s the perfect location for families or groups wanting a house, beginners planning to stay on the easy slope, or couples wanting a romantic getaway.
Read our Dinner Plain Mount Hotham page to find out the top reasons to stay at Dinner Plain.
Mt Hotham Airport
Visiting Mt Hotham has become easier, faster and more convenient thanks to the Mt Hotham airport located just 20 minutes’ drive from the resort. If taking the road to Hotham is too much of a hassle for you, consider chartering a private flight from anywhere in Australia to Mt Hotham’s own airport. Alternatively, you can fly Rex, QantasLink or Virgin air services to Albury airport which is a 2.5 hour drive to Hotham.
Mt Hotham Heli Link
Mt Hotham’s Helicopter link allows you to fly to Falls Creek in six minutes and ski on the same life pass. In addition to getting twice the terrain to ride, you also get a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Victorian Alps.
Mt Hotham Address
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