Mt Hotham

Located just 4.5 hours drive from the heart of Melbourne, Mt Hotham is nestled amongst the Victorian Alps of the Great Dividing Range. It boasts spectacular views, its own airport and a whopping 320 hectares of ski terrain. So, whether you're a first timer or a seasoned skier - look no further, you'll find that Mt Hotham has simple slopes for beginners and exhilarating terrain for the more experienced. 

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! 


Elevation  1861m 
Lifted Terrain  245ha 
Beginner Terrain  20% 
Intermediate Terrain  40% 
Advanced Terrain  40%  
Number of Lifts  13 (including Dinner Plain) 
Ski Area   320ha 
Highest Lifted Point  1845m 
Village Height   1765m 
Base Height  1450m 
Mt Hotham Airport  20km from resort 
Vertical Drop  395m  
Longest Downhill Run  2.5km 
Uphill Lift Capacity  24,485 per hr 
Grooming Machines  8 - 1 Terrain Park, 4 Winch Kats and 3 Free Groomers 
Average Natural Snow depth  150cm 
Average Snowfalls  300cm 
Snowmaking  38 hectares 
Snowboard/Terrain Parks  4 (snow dependent) 
Cross Country Trails  35km  
Night Skiing  Wednesdays & Saturdays 
Number of Beds   7,000 (including Dinner Plain) 
Restaurants/Eateries  11+ (including Dinner Plain) 


Village Bus 

As part of your resort entry fee, Mt Hotham Resort Management Board provides a free Village bus service to help you move easily from pillow to powder, bar to bar or home after a long day on the slopes. To catch a ride is simple - just wait at a bus stop sign located around the village precinct (refer to below map).  

The bus service operates from 6.45am to 1.45am* seven days a week. 

* Bus service may finish earlier in the shoulder season. 

Hail a Bus 

The Mt Hotham Village bus service is provided by Alpine Spirit Coaches, incorporating a modern, spacious, wheelchair-accessible bus fleet.  

As part of this service, you have access to Hail-a-Bus. The service will allow you to hail a bus from your phone and one will be dispatched to the bus stop you are at as soon as possible. Additionally, the service offers GPS tracking so you always know where the next bus is - no need to wait in the cold!  

Simply register online with Alpine Spirit Coaches as a Hotham Village Shuttle Bus user at their website.  


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