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Mt Hotham ski resort

Victoria, Australia

Mt Hotham ski resort is located in the Australian Alps National Park in Victoria. With a peak elevation of 1,861m, it offers skiers and snowboarders a 395m vertical drop. They claim to be the “powder capital of Australia”, as they get more natural snow than the other ski areas.

Mt Hotham ski resort is the only Australian ski resort with an airport. During the ski season there are flights directly from Melbourne and Sydney, and charter flights are available. Please check with the resort or airlines to confirm availability and schedule.

The ski area at Mt Hotham ski resort is somewhat unique in that it’s mostly an “upside down” ski resort with the village, not at the base of the resort but closer to the top of the resort and you can ski down to the chairlifts for first run.  

The village sits either side of the Great Alpine Road in the sub-alpine of the uppermost parts of the mountain. Lifts rise above the road whilst most of the runs drop down from the village. The flatness on the top is where the beginners’ runs are, and the runs get steeper and more advanced as they drop into the valleys.

In total Mt Hotham ski resort offers 35 km of trails with 20% (10 km) of the total terrain ideal for beginners, 40% (20 km) suitable for intermediate skiers and 40% (20 km) for the more advanced and expert level skiers and snowboarders. This is all easily accessible with 13 ski lifts. Cross-country skiing at Mt Hotham ski resort is very popular with 35km+ of groomed trails for varying abilities.

The ski area features good terrain for novices and intermediates, especially at the Orchard area. Whereas Mt Hotham tends to cater much better to strong intermediate riders rather than those wanting to ride “light blue” runs. Experts head to the double black slopes in the “Extreme Zone”. This area has a few cliffs, super steeps and tight trees.

Once you’ve exhausted yourself on the trails or need some indulgence there’s a day spa available. The après scene and nightlife is pretty good with options ranging from low-key hangouts to upscale après ski culture bars. One stand-out is The General which is a fabulous all-rounder for food, drinking, views and entertainment.

Mt Hotham ski resort is one of 10 ski resorts on offer in Australia. You can view more ski resorts in Australia here.

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Total Trails: 50.1 km 31.1 mi

  • Easiest 10 km 6.2 mi | 20%
  • More Difficult 20 km 12.4 mi | 40%
  • Most Difficult 20 km 12.4 mi | 40%
  • Terrain Park Yes
  • Half Pipes Yes

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
1861 m 6105.6 ft
Base elevation:
1450 m 4757.2 ft
Vertical Drop:
395 m 1295.9 ft
Total Trails:
50.1 km 31.1 mi
Longest Run:
2.5 km 1.6 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassAUD 129
  • Kids Day PassAUD 72
  • Season PassAUD 1,599
  • Kids Season PassAUD 899
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 13

  • Chairlifts10
  • T-Bars1
  • Pomas 2
live cam

Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %13 %
  • No of Snow guns40

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:
  • 24hrs Snow
  • Base (natural):
16 °C


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