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Hotham Ski Resort Guide

Hotham, Australia

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift1,860m
Resort Height1,750m
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Hotham is among the most snow-safe ski resorts in Victoria, due to the altitude, and has extensive ski terrain accessible from the mountain top setting. Easy to get to, with its own airport! Away from the slopes there are bars, spas, restaurants, shops and tours.


The Australian ski resort of Hotham is at an altitude of 1,750m.

Hotham has direct access to 40 marked pistes, served by a total of 13 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,750m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Hotham?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Hotham.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Hotham

Ski Area Stats

Hotham Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Hotham Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,860m
Resort Altitude (Hotham)1,750m
Lowest Piste1,450m
Max Vertical410m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Hotham
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Hotham Overview

One of the most popular ski resorts in Australia, Mount Hotham is widely regarded as having the most reliable snow in the country. Although smaller than the nearby Falls Creek, Hotham is preferred by many due to the friendly atmosphere, the powder skiing - and freeride terrain to challenge the experts.

As well as Falls Creek, the Dinner Plain ski area is close by and linked with Hotham by a shuttle bus.


South easterly facing slopes help maintain snow cover and Hotham often receives heavy falls of light powder. The road through the resort divides the skiing, with gentler slopes above and steeper, wooded terrain (for expert and advanced intermediates) below.

Beyond Hotham's powder skiing, advanced skiers can take advantage of the shared lift pass to access the larger ski area of Falls Creek - via a reasonably-priced helicopter link.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Snowboarders will enjoy the varied terrain, both for carving and free riding, as well as the rail parks. Boardercross events are regularly held at Hotham.

Location and Map

Where is Hotham?

This ski resort is in Victoria, Australia.


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How to get there


Ski Lift Capacity

The 13 ski lifts are able to uplift 24,485 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 10km of ski runs, with 40 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Hotham open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is Early June, and usual closing is Mid Sept.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Hotham, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Hotham Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Hotham

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Aprés Ski

Hotham is very lively after the lifts close, with a wide variety of pubs and clubs. Happy hours get things started, and live music is usually available at many venues.