Mt Hotham


320 hectares + 13 lifts. In a nutshell, we think Hotham has the best natural snow terrain in Australia... If you're getting started our walk-on beginner slopes are a breeze.

Looking for a challenge?

Take your pick from the myriad of steep valley runs Hotham is renowned for, you know the sort that give your thighs a real work out. Intermediate runs you can ski all day, tree runs, natural half pipes, gullies and bowls, it's all here.

Want more, go off piste with a FREE kat ride and discover Hotham's famous powder stashes or take the Heli-Link to Falls Creek and enjoy the slopes of our sister resort, all on the same lift's that for value? How many days will you ski this year?


It takes approximately 4.5 hours from Melbourne and 8 hours from Sydney to drive from Hotham.

Hotham is located at the crest of the Great Alpine Road, the highest bitumen road in Australia. By road the resort is 357km from Melbourne, 746km from Sydney and 882km from Adelaide.

*Important Note: You must carry snow chains at all times during the declared snow season, and fit them where directed. It is a legal requirement for all vehicles entering the Alpine Road Reserve, and it is also a safety measure. You can hire chains at the base of the mountain from: Hoys Ski Centre. When you hire your chains from Hoys in Harrietville, they will fit them for free at their mobile chain fitting service operating between Harrietville & the Mt Hotham village.

Parking at Hotham

If you are driving to Hotham you will need to park your car in an appropriate car park depending on whether you are visiting for the day or for an overnight period.

Day Visitors

For day visitors, parking is available in the Corral Day Carpark in the heart of the Village and along the Great Alpine Road towards the Davenport end of the village, until 11pm. Parking attendants are often on hand to direct you and you are asked to observe all parking directives and signs.

If you have kids then you should head to the Big D Centre, that is located half way along the village and park in the day car parking area adjacent to the Centre.

Overnight Visitors

For overnight visitors, carparking is available below Bus Stop 8 towards the Wire Plain cross country area, depending on demand. Look for the large red sign indicating the start of overnight parking. Getting back to the village is easy with the free village transport service that will collect you from within the overnight carparking zone.

If in doubt with where to park, please check with the Resort Management Office or ask a parking attendant. On Friday night parking attendants are on duty until 3am to assist and direct arrivals to overnight carparking areas.

Road Reports

The Daily Snow Report on this website includes a road report. For any further information about road conditions please phone Resort Management on 03 5759 3550.

Parking Tips

Park only where directed. If you do not, you run the risk of another vehicle or snow clearing vehicle, running into what looks to the driver like just another drift of snow.

  • Do not apply the handbrake: moisture can freeze the cables and brake linings.
  • Leave the car in gear with the front wheels turned away from the slope.
  • Always park as close to the bank as possible, to leave room for two-way traffic.
  • Do not use rocks to chock wheels as they may damage snow clearing machines.
  • Remove wheel chocks from parking area when leaving.
  • Even if chains were not required to enter the area, it is advisable to fit them when parking. It is much easier than trying to fit them later for the return trip if weather conditions change or the vehicle is snowbound.
  • Cover the radiator to help prevent freezing.
  • Periodically clear snow from on and around the vehicle.

More Hints:

  • Lift wipers from windscreen or place in a plastic bag if parking for an extended period so that wipers do not stick to the glass.
  • Cover door locks with masking tape to stop locks freezing up.
  • Don't use wooden chocks, these tend to slip on icy surface.
  • Clear all glass and mirrors of ice before attempting to drive away from snowfields.
  • For fast demisting of the front windscreen, use the car's heater and fan in conjunction with the vehicle's airconditioner.
  • Warm the engine for a few minutes before driving off.

Motoring on alpine roads not only requires concentration and adept driving skills, but also a lot of patience. Keep your cool if stuck in a long queue of traffic, and always follow directions by resort staff and road signs. They are there for your safety.

Important note for diesel vehicles: If you drive a diesel vehicle we recommend that you fill up in towns closest to the mountain who supply alpine diesel as the cold temperatures in the alpine environment can affect diesel fuel. Please ensure you check with your owner/operators manual for any advice on entering alpine or cold climate areas.

Contact Us

For more information about driving to Hotham Alpine Resort contact:
Mt Hotham Resort Management Board phone: (03) 5759 3550.


Day Care

Located at the Big D Kids Snowzone. Hotham Daycare is mountains of fun! Hotham Daycare is licensed to cater for children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years and is a "Class 1 Children's Services Centre" approved by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. It is renowned for its specialised and professional care; providing qualified and experienced staff that strive to meet the children's individual needs.

There is no better place for on-snow childcare.

Contact Details:

Phone: (03) 5759 4418
Fax: (03) 5759 4531